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Edward Waters College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Edward Waters College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Edward Waters College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Edward Waters College was awarded 9 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Edward Waters College landed the #1,710 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Edward Waters College held the #1,757 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Edward Waters College also holds the #61 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Edward Waters College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Edward Waters College is a competitive 60%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 50% of students accepted to Edward Waters College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 400 and 480. Math scores were between 390 and 490.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Edward Waters College  ( 400 to 480 )

SAT Math Scores for Edward Waters College  ( 390 to 490 )
Edward Waters College received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 18.

ACT Composite Scores for Edward Waters College  ( 15 to 18 )

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Edward Waters College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Edward Waters College, this rate is 24 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Edward Waters College is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Edward Waters College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Edward Waters College this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 9% for first-time, full-time students at Edward Waters College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  9 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Edward Waters College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,443 undergraduates at Edward Waters College with 853 being full-time and 2,590 being part-time.

Edward Waters College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and 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 Edward Waters College is 37.92 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  37.92 out of 100
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How Much Does Edward Waters College Cost?

The overall average net price of Edward Waters College is $13,634. 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 Edward Waters College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,302 $13,429 $15,303 $14,490 $11,440

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 Edward Waters College, 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 Edward Waters College, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $5,667 a year. That adds up to $22,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Edward Waters College is 21.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Edward Waters College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Edward Waters College make about $25,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 37% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Edward Waters College make the most money.

Location of Edward Waters College

Located in Jacksonville, Florida, Edward Waters College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Edward Waters College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Edward Waters College

Contact details for Edward Waters College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1658 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: 904-470-8000

Edward Waters College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 46 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 NA
General Psychology 11 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11 NA
Communication & Media Studies 9 NA
General Biology 8 NA
Music 2 NA
Mathematics 1 NA

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

Online Learning at Edward Waters College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 392 students took at least one online class at Edward Waters College. This is an increase from the 71 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 392 0
2016-2017 71 0
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Edward Waters College.

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