Eckerd College

Eckerd College

Eckerd College is a private, founded in 1958, is a four-year, liberal arts college located in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. The campus is spread across an area of 188 acres. Eckerd College awards bachelor's degrees in diverse areas of study which include chemistry, sociology, literature, and creative writing.

Eckerd College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The college is a member of the Sunshine State Conference (NCAA Division II). They participate in sports like baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, sailing, soccer, softball, and other sports. The sports teams of the college are nicknamed as the Tritons. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Dorothy Allison, writer; Bill Evers, bench coach of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays; and Steve Balboni, former New York Yankees.

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Eckerd College
4200 54th Ave S
Saint Petersburg , FL 33711-4700
General Phone: (727) 867-1166

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Eckerd Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management185business, business management, organizational behavior, human resources management, international business, MIS, marketing, international marketing
Liberal Arts131American studies, East Asian studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, foreign language and literature, comparative literature, French language, Spanish language, English, ...
Science71biology, biochemistry, marine biology, biopsychology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling66psychology, child psychology
Conservation and Resource Management52environmental studies
Media24media studies, journalism
Fine Arts15fine arts
Medical Administration10health care administration
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science, web design
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Art Studies2visual and performing arts, art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1sports and fitness management
Family and Social Work0social service professions
Photography and Commercial Art0film studies

Number of programs and degrees for Eckerd in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree58153

Eckerd Student Body

In 2007-2008, Eckerd had a total enrollment of 2,544 students (2,515 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 35%
20-21 28%
22-24 7%
25-29 4%
30-34 4%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York6%
New Jersey3%
(International Students)3%
New Hampshire2%
North Carolina2%
Rhode Island1%
New Mexico1%

Eckerd Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 53 %

Eckerd Room and Board (2007)

Eckerd offers campus housing for 1,474 of its 2,515 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Petersburg, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Eckerd Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510615
SAT Math510610
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT46%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Eckerd Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,590
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,590
Room and board $ 8,754
Room charge $ 4,490
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,264
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,150

Financial Aid:
Eckerd participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 148700)

Eckerd Faculty

Eckerd has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1620
Non-tenured and not on tenure track15

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$83,65011$75,592
Associate professoracademic year19$61,0799$63,211
Assistant professoracademic year20$57,22127$51,018
All faculty totalacademic year65$68,92047$59,104

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Eckerd Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sunshine State Conference
Baseball Sunshine State Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports111223

Eckerd Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Marketing
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American History (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Developmental and Child Psychology
Psychology, General

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