Eckerd College

Eckerd College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Eckerd College Ranked?

2022 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 71 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business administration and management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Eckerd is ranked #1,614 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Eckerd also holds the #60 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Eckerd?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Eckerd College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 73%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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

At Eckerd, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eckerd College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Eckerd College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 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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Eckerd College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,007 undergraduates at Eckerd with 1,958 being full-time and 49 being part-time.

How Much Does Eckerd College Cost?

The overall average net price of Eckerd is $34,860. 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 +
$26,400 $28,740 $30,449 $33,351 $38,397

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 5.5%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Eckerd make around $42,200 per year during the early years of their employment. 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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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 88 $17,000
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 69 $20,200
General Biology 53 $23,600
General Psychology 46 $23,800
Child Development & Psychology 27 $26,400
Business Administration & Management 26 $54,000
Romance Languages 24 NA
Communication & Media Studies 21 $28,100
General Business/Commerce 20 $30,300
International Business 17 NA

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

Learn more about online learning at Eckerd College.

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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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