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).


Please contact:

Billy Evers
Institutional Research Analyst

Phone: 727-864-7563
Fax: 727-864-7733

Fact sheet

2015-16 Residential Student

Data includes degree-seeking students only

Student Body

FTE: 1770

Full-Time: 1748

Part-Time: 41

Male/Female Ratio: 38:62

Number of States: 48

Number of Countries: 40

Average Distance from Home: >1000 miles

Florida Residents: 22%

Students living on Campus (based on FTE): 87%


Nonresident Alien: 5%

Hispanic: 9%

Black or African American: 3%

White: 77%

American Indian/Alaska Native: <1%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 1%

New Students

New Freshmen: 488

New Transfers: 63

International: 4%

SAT Range for Middle 50% of Class: 1000-1210

SAT Average: 1107

ACT Range for Middle 50% of Class: 23-28

ACT Average: 25

Average GPA: 3.38

Freshman Applications: 4135

Freshmen Accepted: 3016

Percent Accepted: 73%

Top 5 Anticipated Majors: Marine Science (34%), Undecided (28%), Business Administration (7%), Psychology (5%), Environmental Studies (4%)

Geographic Distribution

Florida: 24%

New England: 15%

Mid-Atlantic: 28%

Midwest: 15%

South: 14%

West: 10%

US Abroad/Territories: 1%

International: 4%


Freshman to Sophomore Retention Rate: 81%

Graduation Rate:

Class of:

2009 (6 yr): 64%;
2010 (5 yr): 65%;
2011 (4 yr): 63%

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 Studies, Marine Science, Biology, Psychology, International Business, Political Science, Communication Business Administration, Human Development, Creative Writing


Tuition: $39,684

Room and Board: $10,920

Required Fees: $336

Total Cost: $50,940

Average Aid Package: $26,000


Student to Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Faculty with Terminal Degrees: 94%

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