Eckerd College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,192

3.8% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$33,486

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

72.1%

4,604 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,046

92.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

66.3%

329 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 (68 degrees awarded), Marine Biology & Biological Oceonography (54 degrees), and General Psychology (51 degrees).

In 2016, 565 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eckerd College. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (449 degrees), 9.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eckerd College is $41,192, which is $16,777 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eckerd College is $41,192, which is $16,777 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,486.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,192

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Eckerd College was $41,192. The cost of tuition at Eckerd College is $16,777 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$33,486

2016 Value

4.97%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Eckerd College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,486. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Eckerd College grew by 4.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,920

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eckerd College was of $10,920 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.51% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Eckerd College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.16% with respect to 2015, when 95% 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%

2015 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Eckerd College was 5%, which represents 27 out of the 540 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 4,604 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.59% annual growth. Out of those 4,604 applicants, 3,321 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,046 students enrolled at Eckerd College in 2016, and 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eckerd College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,321

Accepted Out of 4,604

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eckerd College was 72.1% (3,321 admissions from 4,604 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.59%, while admissions grew by 5.19%.

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SAT Scores

60%

Submission Percentage

344

Scores Submitted

60% of enrolled first-time students at Eckerd College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eckerd College has a total enrollment of 2,046 students. The full-time enrollment at Eckerd College is 1,901 students and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 92.9% of students enrolled at Eckerd College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eckerd College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.6% White, 7.92% Hispanic or Latino, 4.84% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.81% Asian, 0.244% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.196% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eckerd College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (49.8%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eckerd College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,046 students. The full-time enrollment at Eckerd College is 1,901 and the part-time enrollment is 145. This means that 92.9% of students enrolled at Eckerd College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2016 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 (74%), 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

    1,568

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    162

  3. Black or African American

    99

The enrolled student population at Eckerd College is 76.6% White, 7.92% Hispanic or Latino, 4.84% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.81% Asian, 0.244% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.196% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 20 students (0.978%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 139 more women than men received degrees from Eckerd College. The majority of degree recipients at Eckerd College are white (449 degrees awarded). There were 9.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eckerd College is Environmental Studies (68 degrees awarded), followed by Marine Biology & Biological Oceonography (54 degrees) and General Psychology (51 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 (68 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), and Biology (105 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 & surgeons (437,154 people), Miscellaneous managers (236,869 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (207,716 people), Postsecondary teachers (196,369 people), and Counselors (172,289 people).

The most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Natural Resources & Conservation (68 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), Biology (105 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Psychology (86 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 Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Natural Resources & Conservation (68 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), Biology (105 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Psychology (86 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Hospitals (620,843 people), Elementary & secondary schools (467,938 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (408,277 people), Offices of physicians (192,225 people), and Outpatient care centers (190,109 people).

The most specialized majors at Eckerd College are Natural Resources & Conservation (68 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), Biology (105 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Psychology (86 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. 68 degrees awarded

  2. 54 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eckerd College was Environmental Studies with 68 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 213

  2. 352

In 2016, 213 degrees were awarded to men at Eckerd College, which is 0.605 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (352).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Eckerd College in Environmental Studies, which is 0.581 times less than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Eckerd College in Environmental Studies, which is 1.72 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 58% of students graduating from Eckerd College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eckerd College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.04% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    449 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eckerd College is white (449 degrees awarded). There were 9.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

0.885% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    283 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    166 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eckerd College is white female (283 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (166 degrees).

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Operations

Eckerd College has an endowment valued at nearly $55.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $785k (1.41%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Eckerd College had a total expenditure of $71M. Of that $71M, they spent $24.4M on salaries and $71M on benefits.

Eckerd College employs 42 Professors, 42 Assistant professors, and 33 Instructors. Most academics at Eckerd College are Male Professors (29), Female Assistant professors(23), and Female Instructors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eckerd College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Management, with 45 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$55.7M

2015 Endowment

2.29%

growth from 2014

Eckerd College has an endowment valued at about $55.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Eckerd College grew 2.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.1M 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. $909k - Federal

  2. $1.59M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Eckerd College received $909k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.59M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$24.4M

Salary Expenditure

$71M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Eckerd College had a total expenditure of $71M. Of that $71M, they spent $24.4M on salaries and $71M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$24.4M

2015 Salaries

0.258%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Eckerd College paid a median of $24.4M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($71M) and a 0.258% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.751% decline from 2013 and a 2.76% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.81M

Instructional Salaries

140

Number of Employees

In 2015, Eckerd College paid a total of $8.81M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eckerd College were Professor with 42 employees; Assistant professor with 42 employees; and Assistant professor with 33 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eckerd College were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Management with 45 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eckerd College was Male Professor with 29 employees, Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Female Instructor with 19 employees.

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

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