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Eckerd College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Eckerd College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Eckerd College was awarded 19 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Eckerd as #415 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Eckerd held the #422 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Eckerd also holds the #11 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 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 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 2,037 undergraduates at Eckerd with 1,915 being full-time and 122 being part-time.

Eckerd Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Eckerd is 74.11 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.11 out of 100
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How Much Does Eckerd College Cost?

The overall average net price of Eckerd is $32,718. 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 +
$28,190 $27,977 $26,942 $31,227 $36,708

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Eckerd, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $8,065 a year. That adds up to $32,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Eckerd is 5.0%. 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 $40,800 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Eckerd College make the most money.

Location of Eckerd College

Located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Eckerd College is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Saint Petersburg makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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 74 $17,000
General Biology 71 $23,600
Child Development & Psychology 55 $26,400
General Psychology 45 $23,800
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 43 $20,200
Business Administration & Management 38 $54,000
General Business/Commerce 30 $30,300
Communication & Media Studies 16 $28,100

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

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