General Information About Eckerd College
The mission of Eckerd College is to provide excellent, innovative undergraduate liberal arts education and lifelong learning programs in the unique Florida environment, within the context of a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The College expects its students to acquire a broad knowledge of past and present human cultures and of the rich and varied perspectives of different academic areas. The College expects its students to engage intellectually with the enduring questions of purpose, value, and meaning and to reflect seriously on the spiritual dimension of human existence. The College expects its students to acquire the intellectual depth appropriate to a baccalaureate education in a single discipline or subject, including mastery of a particular body of knowledge and an understanding of its principal modes of inquiry. The College expects its students to deepen their awareness and comprehension of two central issues: sustaining the natural environment, and fostering cross-cultural understanding and respect for diversity in a global society. The College expects its students to strengthen their sense of personal and social responsibility for ethical reasoning and action, constructive community engagement, and thoughtful leadership through meaningful participation in campus life and the wider community. The College expects its students to develop and nurture the intellectual and practical skills that result from a liberal education: critical inquiry and analysis, effective written and oral communication, quantitative and information literacy, and team work and creative problem solving. The College offers lifelong learning programs consistent with the purposes, content, and values of a liberal arts education. Pursuant to these aims Eckerd College supports a faculty dedicated to fostering student learning through effective teaching and mentoring, productive scholarship and artistic endeavor, and broad participation in the campus community. Eckerd also supports a staff dedicated to creating an environment that fosters the College's learning community and supports the students in their intellectual, artistic, and moral development. The governing board, administration, faculty, and staff share a commitment to sustaining and improving a college community that fosters a strong values-oriented liberal arts education for its students.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Air Force)
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- City: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 3,200 Percent Admitted 72% Men Admitted 68% Women Admitted 74% Full Time Retention Rate 81%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 510 615 Math 510 610
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 22 27 English 21 28 Math 21 27 Writing 21 27
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 2,809 Native American 15 Asian 45 African American 193 Hispanic 146 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,073 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0