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.

Questions

Please contact:

Christine Hammerschmidt
Institutional Research Analyst

Phone: 727.864.7563
hammercl@eckerd.edu

Fact sheet

2017-18 Student

Data includes degree-seeking students only.

Student Body

  • FTE: 1,930
  • Full-Time: 1,923
  • Part-Time: 15
  • Male/Female Ratio: 1:2
  • Number of States: 46
  • Number of Countries: 42
  • Average Distance from Home: >1000 miles
  • Florida Residents: 22%
  • Students living on Campus (based on FTE): 88%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Nonresident Alien: 5%
    • Hispanic: 8%
    • Black or African American: 3%
    • White: 78%
    • American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%
    • Asian: 2%
    • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
    • Two or more races: 3%
    • Unknown: 1%

New Students

  • New Freshmen: 561
  • New Transfers: 48
  • International: 4%
  • SAT Range for Middle 50% of Class: 1060-1260
  • SAT Average: 1160
  • ACT Range for Middle 50% of Class: 23-29
  • ACT Average: 26
  • Average GPA: 3.44
  • Freshman Applications: 4,525
  • Freshmen Accepted: 3,291
  • Percent Accepted: 72.73%
  • Top 5 Anticipated Majors: Marine Science, Undecided, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Business Administration
  • Geographic Distribution
    • Florida: 21%
    • New England: 14%
    • Mid-Atlantic: 21%
    • Midwest: 17%
    • South: 12%
    • West: 50%
    • US Abroad/Territories: 1%
    • International: 3%

Outcomes

  • Freshman to Sophomore Retention Rate: 81%
  • Graduation Rate:
    • 2011 cohort (6 year): 69.5%
    • 2012 cohort (5 year): 66.4%
    • 2013 cohort (4 year): 57.7%
  • Percent that go on to further their education w/in 5 years of graduating from Eckerd: 45%
  • Top 10 Majors of 2016-17 GraduatesEnvironmental Studies, Marine Science, Biology, Psychology, International Business, Communication, Management, Business Administration, Creative Writing, Spanish
  • 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 2011 – Six Year Graduation Rates

    • Overall: 69.5%
    • Men: 71%
    • Women: 68%
    • Nonresident Alien: 64%
    • Hispanic/Latino: 57%
    • American Indian/Alaska Native: 50%
    • Asian: 71%
    • Black or African American: 45%
    • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 100%
    • White: 73%
    • Two or more races: 41%
    • Race and ethnicity unknown: 100%
    • Pell Grant Recipients: 61%
    • Stafford Loan Recipients (without Pell): 70%
    • Non-Pell/Stafford: 73%

Financial

  • Tuition: $42,428
  • Room and Board: $11,706
  • Required Fees: $616
  • Total Cost: $54,750
  • Average Aid Package: $30,271

Figures represent annual totals.

Institution

  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 96%
  • Average Class Size: 19
  • 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