Edward Waters College

1658 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL

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Edward Waters College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Jacksonville, Florida. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The African Methodist Episcopal affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. Edward Waters College, with only approximately 770 students enrolled, offers smaller class sizes and personalized education as part of its commitment to students.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Organizational and Nonprofit Management
  • Math

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1000 - 1210 on the SAT and between 14 - 17 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to this school. Competition runs high for admissions, given that only 20% of students who applied are admitted to the school. More information on admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $12,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should use the school's tuition calculator to understand their cost of attendance. Edward Waters College may provide financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Edward Waters College "Tigers" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)

Contact information, financial aid information, areas of study, and more can be viewed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Edward Waters College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Edward Waters College is around 2,300 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 11% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $12,000-$15,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $510 to $620 per unit
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$12,012
Receiving Student Loans79%$7,007
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Edward Waters College may provide student services including:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation Rates

Edward Waters College has an overall graduation rate which is around 20%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years1%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years0.5%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Edward Waters College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Other)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Edward Waters College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics


Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Edward Waters College for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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