Edward Waters College

Overview of Edward Waters College

Edward Waters is located in Jacksonville, FL (a large city). The school is a African Methodist Episcopal school. Edward Waters is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Edward Waters is known for its programs in business and management, music, security and law enforcement.

Edward Waters Selectivity

The school is an open-admission school.


Edward Waters maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

Edward Waters had 811 enrolled students in 2007-2008. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Edward Waters has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Edward Waters offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Florida Sun Conference, Florida Sun Conference, Florida Sun Conference, Florida Sun Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"I. Edward Waters College Mission Edward Waters College was established in 1866 to educate the descendants of African Americans, newly emancipated from slavery. Today, its enrollment continues to be substantially African-American students from the Southeast and Northeast regions of the United States, while also welcoming students from all racial and ethical groups within the United States and from around the world. The college is an accredited, private, four-year, liberal arts, coeducational, residential institution, committed to Christian principles which emphasize high moral and spiritual values, as a result of its close affiliation with, and support from, the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It offers baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences and other career-based professional fields. The College enrolls students with a wide range of educational foundations, and it seeks to develop in each of its students the high levels of competence in basic social, thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematical, technological, and leadership skills that are the characteristics of an educated person. It also seeks to develop within each student the breadth of knowledge, the commitment to service, and adherence to high ethical values that are the characteristics of a good citizen. The institution strives to prepare its students to pursue further graduate and professional studies as well as to assume positions of leadership in commerce, industry, education, government and community service. Edward Waters College interacts with the surrounding community by providing continuing education, health and human services, promoting the growth and development of the larger community through public service programs, economic development and community revitalization. The College endeavors to develop research strategies and facilities to address academic and community issues."

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Contacting Edward Waters

Edward Waters College
1658 Kings Rd
Jacksonville , FL 32209
General Phone: (904) 470-8000

Edward Waters Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management47business management, non-profit management
Security and Law Enforcement24criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching18elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts7liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology
Therapy and Counseling4psychology
Media4communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Hospitality0hospitality management
Religion and Philosophy0religious studies

Number of programs and degrees for Edward Waters in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12617

Edward Waters Student Body

Edward Waters is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Edward Waters had a total enrollment of 811 students (728 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 3%
Black 94%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 17%
20-21 25%
22-24 23%
25-29 10%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 2%

Edward Waters Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 38 %

Edward Waters Room and Board (2007)

Edward Waters offers campus housing for 584 of its 728 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Edward Waters Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,176
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,176
Room and board $ 6,474
Room charge $ 3,124
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,350
Books and supplies $ 1,260
Other expenses $ 3,904

Financial Aid:
Edward Waters participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 147800)

Edward Waters Faculty

Edward Waters has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track80
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2613

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year4$44,6001*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$45,5671*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year4$47,7500*
Assistant professoracademic year19$43,3456$40,917
Instructoracademic year5$28,6006$38,316
All faculty totalacademic year29$41,50212$39,616

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

Edward Waters Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Florida Sun Conference
Basketball Florida Sun Conference
Baseball Florida Sun Conference
Track Florida Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports044

Edward Waters Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Edward Waters Highlights

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What Sets Edward Waters Apart:

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Top 6%Edward Waters Minority % of student body
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% of degrees in music
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Top 11%Edward Waters % of degrees in music
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Top 16%Edward Waters Male % of student body
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Top 16%Edward Waters % of degrees in security and law enforcement
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checked African Methodist Episcopal affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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