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IPEDS ID: 133492
OPE ID: 00148700
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Eckerd College
4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-4700
General information:  (727) 867-1166
Website:  www.eckerd.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,006 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
9%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty15233
Instructional15233
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$40,020$41,538$43,044$44,5403.5%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,350$1,3500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,920$11,336$11,706$12,5867.5%
Other$3,090$3,088$3,100$3,1000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,920$11,336$11,706$12,5867.5%
Other$3,090$3,088$3,100$3,1000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,826$2,828$3,030$3,0300.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$55,230$57,162$59,200$61,5764.0%
Off Campus$55,230$57,162$59,200$61,5764.0%
Off Campus with Family$44,046$45,566$47,424$48,9203.2%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid155599%————
Grant or scholarship aid55299%$13,573,452$24,590
Federal grants11120%$587,434$5,292
Pell grants11120%$476,285$4,291
Other federal grants9918%$111,149$1,123
State/local government grant or scholarships11020%$637,768$5,798
Institutional grants or scholarships55299%$12,348,250$22,370
Student loan aid31256%$2,733,224$8,760
Federal student loans30855%$1,792,812$5,821
Other student loans489%$940,412$19,592
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,881$45,525,341$24,203
Pell grants386$1,697,920$4,399
Federal student loans1,042$7,123,987$6,837
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$33,486$33,918$34,461
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$23,155$28,190$24,109
$30,001 – $48,000$26,377$27,977$28,374
$48,001 – $75,000$28,086$26,942$29,726
$75,001 – $110,000$31,830$31,227$32,845
$110,001 and more$35,951$36,708$37,278
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,006
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment40
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Student Gender:
Male: 34%
Female: 66%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 15%
Out-of-state: 82%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,8301,5863,244
Percent admitted68%62%70%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%18%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT38666%
ACT31755%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550650
SAT Math530630
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2330
ACT Math2127
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 82%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 91 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 68%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 61%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 67%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 63%
6-year: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 65%
Female: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 59%
Hispanic/Latino: 58%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 61%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 58%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 29%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 55%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 41%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization9
East Asian Studies0
European Studies/Civilization0
Women's Studies1
Category total10
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Behavior and Ethology1
Biochemistry8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General66
Biophysics0
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography43
Molecular Biology0
Category total118
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General35
Business/Commerce, General28
International Business/Trade/Commerce15
Management Information Systems, General1
Organizational Behavior Studies7
Category total86
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General12
Journalism, Other0
Category total12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science10
Category total10
Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1
Category total1
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing9
English Language and Literature, General4
Category total13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0
French Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature0
Category total0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0
Category total0
History
History, General6
Category total6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies11
Category total11
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General5
Category total5
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies4
Natural Sciences0
Category total4
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies56
Category total56
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0
Sports Studies0
Category total0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy1
Religion/Religious Studies1
Category total2
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other5
Physics, General3
Category total11
Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology50
Psychology, General39
Category total89
Social Sciences
Anthropology6
Economics, General7
International Relations and Affairs11
Political Science and Government, General8
Sociology6
Category total38
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2
Fine/Studio Arts, General0
Music, General1
Visual and Performing Arts, General6
Category total14
Grand total486
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 36
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $26,319
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II without footballMenWomen
Baseball38
Basketball1511
Beach Volleyball13
Golf97
Soccer2520
Softball22
Tennis911
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1966)06/08/2021
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
 No Longer Recognized  American Academy for Liberal Education
Liberal Education (LBRL) - Institutions of higher education and programs within institutions of higher education that offer liberal arts degree(s) at the baccalaureate level of documented equivalencyAccredited (05/03/2003 - 05/01/2008)
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/109253.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations331
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations331
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape1097
Fondling254
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault011
Burglary91417
Motor vehicle theft6110
Arson010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape987
Fondling154
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary71214
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate3.3%5.0%5.9%
Number in default162731
Number in repayment482540522
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)