Common data sheet

The Common Data Set is a standard set of questions used by a consortium of college guidebook publishers to collect commonly-requested statistics about colleges and universities.

For a quick summary of the Common Data Set you can view our fact sheet, to the right, that highlights many of the pertinent statistical information a current or prospective student might be interested in.

The Common Data Set contains information about the Eckerd College Residential Program only. Learn more about our Program for Experienced Learners (for students at least 25 years of age).

Questions

Please contact:

Christine Hammerschmidt
Assessment Coordinator

Phone: 727-864-7563
hammercl@eckerd.edu

Fact sheet

2016-17 Residential Student

Data includes degree-seeking students only

Student Body

  • FTE: 1,797
  • Full-Time: 1,808
  • Part-Time: 36
  • Male/Female Ratio: 651:1,191
  • Number of States: 45
  • Number of Countries: 40
  • Average Distance from Home: >1000 miles
  • Florida Residents: 21%
  • Students living on Campus (based on FTE): 88%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Nonresident Alien: 4.66%
    • Hispanic: 8.3%
    • Black or African American: 2.87%
    • White: 77.66%
    • American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.27%
    • Asian: 1.84%
    • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.22%
    • Two or more races: 3.31%
    • Unknown: 0.87%

New Students

  • New Freshmen: 577
  • New Transfers: 62
  • International: 4%
  • SAT Range for Middle 50% of Class: 1000-1210
  • SAT Average: 1090 (Median)
  • ACT Range for Middle 50% of Class: 22-28
  • ACT Average: 25 (Median)
  • Average GPA: 3.41
  • Freshman Applications: 4,603
  • Freshmen Accepted: 3,320
  • Percent Accepted: 72.13%
  • Top 5 Anticipated Majors: Marine Science – 37%, Undecided – 29%, Business Administration -7%, Psychology – 5%, Environmental Studies – 4% (Freshmen only)
  • Geographic Distribution
    • Florida: 21%
    • New England: 16%
    • Mid-Atlantic: 22%
    • Midwest: 14%
    • South: 33%
    • West: 9%
    • US Abroad/Territories: 1%
    • International: 4%

Outcomes

  • Freshman to Sophomore Retention Rate: 81%
  • Graduation Rate:
    • Class of: 2010 (6 year): 66.1%
    • Class of 2011 (5 year): 69.1%
    • Class of 2012 (4 year): 62.6%
  • Percent that go on to further their education w/in 5 years of graduating from Eckerd: 50%
  • Top 10 Majors of 2014-15 Graduates: Environmental Science, Marine Science, Psychology, Biology, Communication, Business Administration, International Buisness, Management, Human Development, Computer Science
  • Continuing Education
    Close to 50% of Eckerd College graduates go on to continue their post-secondary studies within 5 years of graduation. Here is a sampling of some of the schools that Eckerd graduates attend:

    • University of South Florida
    • Florida State University
    • Stetson College of Law
    • American University
    • Boston University
    • University of Denver – Colorado
    • Louisiana State University
    • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    • University of Colorado – Boulder
    • New York University Teachers College
    • Columbia University
  • Graduation Rates
    Incoming class of 2010 – Six Year Graduation Rates

    • Overall: 66%
    • Men: 66%
    • Women: 67%
    • Nonresident Alien: 71%
    • Hispanic/Latino: 71%
    • American Indian/Alaska Native: 100%
    • Asian: 55%
    • Black or African American: 50%
    • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 100%
    • White: 66%
    • Two or more races: 86%
    • Race and ethnicity unknown: 77%
    • Pell Grant Recipients: 58%
    • Stafford Loan Recipients (without Pell): 64%
    • Non-Pell/Stafford: 73%

Financial

  • Tuition: $41,192
  • Room and Board: $11,336
  • Required Fees: $346
  • Total Cost: $52,874
  • Average Aid Package: $34,048

Institution

Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 89%

Average Class Size: 18

Number of Majors: 39

Athletics: NCAA Division II, Sunshine State Conference

  • Men: basketball, baseball, golf, sailing, soccer, tennis
  • Women: basketball, golf, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, sand volleyball