Eckerd College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,428

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$33,918

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.32%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

72.7%

4,525 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,037

94% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

69.5%

349 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 (64 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees), and Marine Biology & Biological Oceonography (46 degrees).

In 2017, 496 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eckerd College. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (381 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eckerd College is $42,428, which is $17,234 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eckerd College is $42,428, which is $17,234 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,918.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,428

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Eckerd College was $42,428. The cost of tuition at Eckerd College is $17,234 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$33,918

2017 Value

1.29%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Eckerd College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,918. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Eckerd College grew by 1.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,336

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eckerd College was of $11,336 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.81% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Eckerd College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.06% with respect to 2016, when 98% 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.

3.32%

2016 Default Rate

16

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Eckerd College was 3.32%, which represents 16 out of the 482 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Eckerd College received 4,525 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.72% annual decline. Out of those 4,525 applicants, 3,291 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,037 students enrolled at Eckerd College in 2017, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eckerd College has an overall enrollment yield of 17%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,291

Accepted Out of 4,525

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eckerd College was 72.7% (3,291 admissions from 4,525 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 72.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.72%, while admissions declined by -0.903%.

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SAT Scores

54%

Submission Percentage

303

Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at Eckerd College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eckerd College has a total enrollment of 2,037 students. The full-time enrollment at Eckerd College is 1,915 students and the part-time enrollment is 122. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Eckerd College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eckerd College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.4% White, 8.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Black or African American, 3.34% Two or More Races, 2.45% Asian, 0.344% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eckerd College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (50.9%), followed by White Male (26%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eckerd College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,037 students. The full-time enrollment at Eckerd College is 1,915 and the part-time enrollment is 122. This means that 94% of students enrolled at Eckerd College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2017 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 82%. 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

    1,557

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    170

  3. Black or African American

    77

The enrolled student population at Eckerd College is 76.4% White, 8.35% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Black or African American, 3.34% Two or More Races, 2.45% Asian, 0.344% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 142 more women than men received degrees from Eckerd College. The majority of degree recipients at Eckerd College are white (381 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eckerd College is Environmental Studies (64 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees) and Marine Biology & Biological Oceonography (46 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 (64 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees), and Biology (99 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 (426,557 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (246,189 people), Other managers (199,522 people), Postsecondary teachers (197,394 people), and Registered nurses (119,562 people).

The most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees), Biology (99 degrees), Psychology (73 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (14 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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

The most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees), Biology (99 degrees), Psychology (73 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (14 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 (610,852 people), Elementary & secondary schools (543,642 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (453,852 people), Offices of physicians (212,492 people), and Outpatient care centers (198,186 people).

The most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (12 degrees), Biology (99 degrees), Psychology (73 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (14 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eckerd College was Environmental Studies with 64 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 177

  2. 319

In 2017, 177 degrees were awarded to men at Eckerd College, which is 0.555 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (319).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Eckerd College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 42 degrees were awarded to women at Eckerd College in Environmental Studies, which is 1.91 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 60% of students graduating from Eckerd College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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 (68.1%).

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, 0.573% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    381 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    34 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eckerd College is white (381 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (34 degrees).

1.41% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    243 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    138 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eckerd College is white female (243 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (138 degrees).

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Operations

Eckerd College has an endowment valued at nearly $55.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.88M (12.3%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Eckerd College had a total salary expenditure of $75.1M. Eckerd College employs 63 Assistant professors, 45 Professors, and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at Eckerd College are Female Assistant professors (37), Male Professors(30), and Male Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eckerd College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 72 employees, Management, with 45 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$55.9M

2017 Endowment

8.96%

growth from 2016

Eckerd College has an endowment valued at about $55.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Eckerd College grew 8.96% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.8M 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. $746k - Federal

  2. $1.55M - State

  3. $2.8k - Local

As of 2017, Eckerd College received $746k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.55M from state grants and contracts, and $2.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.9M

2017 Salaries

2.32%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Eckerd College paid a median of $25.9M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($75.1M) and a 2.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.63% growth from 2015 and a 0.258% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.3M

Instructional Salaries

151

Number of Employees

In 2017, Eckerd College paid a total of $10.3M to 151 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

63 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

72 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eckerd College were Assistant professor with 63 employees; Professor with 45 employees; and Professor with 26 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eckerd College were Office and Administrative Support with 72 employees; Management with 45 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eckerd College was Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, Male Professor with 30 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 26 employees.

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