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Eckerd College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Eckerd College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Eckerd College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Eckerd College was awarded 22 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Eckerd is ranked #336 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Eckerd is also ranked #10 out of 62 schools in Florida.

See all of the rankings for Eckerd College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Eckerd?

Acceptance Rate

Eckerd College has an acceptance rate of 73%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 54% of students accepted to Eckerd submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eckerd College  ( 540 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Eckerd College  ( 520 to 610 )
Eckerd received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Eckerd College  ( 23 to 29 )

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Eckerd College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Eckerd it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Eckerd College is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eckerd College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Eckerd College has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Eckerd the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 60%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Eckerd

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,006 undergraduates at Eckerd with 1,940 being full-time and 66 being part-time.

Eckerd Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Eckerd is 79.53 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  79.53 out of 100
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How Much Does Eckerd College Cost?

The overall average net price of Eckerd is $32,575. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Eckerd

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,109 $28,374 $29,726 $32,845 $37,278

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Eckerd, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Eckerd, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $8,760 a year. That adds up to $35,040 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Eckerd is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Eckerd Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Eckerd make about $42,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Eckerd College make the most money.

Location of Eckerd College

Eckerd College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Eckerd College

Contact details for Eckerd are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4200 54Th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711-4700
Phone: 727-867-1166

Eckerd College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 65 $17,000
General Biology 61 $23,600
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 45 $20,200
General Psychology 38 $23,800
Business Administration & Management 32 $54,000
Communication & Media Studies 28 $28,100
Child Development & Psychology 24 $26,400
Political Science & Government 21 NA
International Business 18 NA
Romance Languages 17 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Eckerd College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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