Eckerd College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,452
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$36,033
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.59%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.4%
4,644 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,007
97.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
68%
359 Graduates

About

Eckerd College is a higher education institution located in Pinellas County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Eckerd College were Environmental Studies (65 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (61 degrees), and Marine Biology & Biological Oceonography (45 degrees).

In 2019, 507 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eckerd College. 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (393 degrees), 8.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eckerd College is $45,452, which is $18,172 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eckerd College is $45,452, which is $18,172 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,033.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,452
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Eckerd College was $45,452. The cost of tuition at Eckerd College is $18,172 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$36,033
2019 Value
4.56%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Eckerd College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,033. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Eckerd College grew by 4.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,586
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eckerd College was of $12,586 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 7.52% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Eckerd College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.43% with respect to 2018, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.59%
2017 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Eckerd College was 5.59%, which represents 27 out of the 483 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Eckerd College received 4,644 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.85% annual decline. Out of those 4,644 applicants, 3,132 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,007 students enrolled at Eckerd College in 2019, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eckerd College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,132
Accepted Out of 4,644

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eckerd College was 67.4% (3,132 admissions from 4,644 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -3.85%, while admissions declined by -4.16%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
390
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Eckerd College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eckerd College has a total enrollment of 2,007 students. The full-time enrollment at Eckerd College is 1,958 students and the part-time enrollment is 49. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Eckerd College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eckerd College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.1% White, 8.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.89% Two or More Races, 2.64% Asian, 2.59% Black or African American, 0.548% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eckerd College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.9%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eckerd College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,007 students. The full-time enrollment at Eckerd College is 1,958 and the part-time enrollment is 49. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Eckerd College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Eckerd College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Eckerd College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,548
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    174
  3. Two or More Races
    78

The enrolled student population at Eckerd College is 77.1% White, 8.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.89% Two or More Races, 2.64% Asian, 2.59% Black or African American, 0.548% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 149 more women than men received degrees from Eckerd College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Eckerd College is white (393 degrees awarded). There were 8.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eckerd College is Environmental Studies (65 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (61 degrees) and Marine Biology & Biological Oceonography (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Eckerd College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (65 degrees awarded), Biology (110 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (17 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Physicians (399,463 people), Postsecondary teachers (153,375 people), Other managers (143,836 people), Other Physical Scientists (99,176 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (97,389 people).

The most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Natural Resources & Conservation (65 degrees awarded), Biology (110 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Actuaries, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Natural Resources & Conservation (65 degrees awarded), Biology (110 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eckerd College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (443,448 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,044 people), Elementary & secondary schools (257,255 people), Offices of physicians (202,219 people), and Scientific research & development services (132,354 people).

The most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Natural Resources & Conservation (65 degrees awarded), Biology (110 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Eckerd College.
Most Common
  1. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 61 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eckerd College was Environmental Studies with 65 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

179
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
328
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 179 degrees were awarded to men at Eckerd College, which is 0.546 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (328).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Eckerd College in Environmental Studies, which is 0.548 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 46 degrees were awarded to women at Eckerd College in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.07 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 63% of students graduating from Eckerd College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eckerd College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.836% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    393 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eckerd College is white (393 degrees awarded). There were 8.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (45 degrees).

1.18% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    251 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    142 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eckerd College is white female (251 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (142 degrees).

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Operations

Eckerd College has an endowment valued at nearly $60.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.21M (5.3%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Eckerd College had a total salary expenditure of $79.7M. Eckerd College employs 67 Assistant professors, 48 Professors, and 27 Associate professors. Most academics at Eckerd College are Female Assistant professors (38), Male Professors(31), and Male Assistant professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eckerd College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 59 employees, Management, with 32 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.6M
2019 Endowment
3.89%
growth from 2018

Eckerd College has an endowment valued at about $60.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Eckerd College grew 3.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.9M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $440k - Federal
  2. $1.54M - State
  3. $5k - Local

As of 2019, Eckerd College received $440k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.54M from state grants and contracts, and $5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$27.5M
2019 Salaries
5.62%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Eckerd College paid a median of $27.5M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($79.7M) and a 5.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.458% growth from 2017 and a 2.32% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.7M
Instructional Salaries
162
Number of Employees

In 2019, Eckerd College paid a total of $11.7M to 162 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eckerd College were Assistant professor with 67 employees; Professor with 48 employees; and Professor with 27 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eckerd College were Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees; Management with 32 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eckerd College was Female Assistant professor with 38 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Eckerd College.

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