Private 4 Year

Edward Waters College

Jacksonville, Florida

 0 Reviews



Edward Waters College overview
Location Jacksonville, Florida
Online ewc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation African Methodist Episcopal
Edward Waters College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
Calculate your admission chances
Calculate your admission chances

Edward Waters College (EWC) is a private historically black college located in Jacksonville, Florida. Initially founded in 1866 to educate freed former slaves, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Florida. The college is situated in an urban setting and offers a range of bachelor's degree programs, with a noted emphasis on the liberal arts, business, education, and the natural sciences. The campus is characterized by its historical buildings, with Centennial Hall being a notable landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. EWC's academic profile reflects a commitment to accessible education and the college maintains a moderately selective admissions process. Residential life is an integral component of the student experience at Edward Waters College, with several dormitory options available for on-campus living. While the college maintains an array of extracurricular activities for student engagement, it is particularly recognized for its Tiger athletics program, competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 8,988 prospective students applied, and 7,509 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 318 enrolled in the school.  1,090 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 91 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $14,658 plus fees of $220.

Edward Waters College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
Explore all HBCUs












Edward Waters College is rated within the lower 9% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 1 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Edward Waters College overview
SAT 820/990
ACT 14/18
GPA 2.64

Applications Accepted

Edward Waters College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

Explore admissions requirements

Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Edward Waters College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$220
Room and Board $8,010
Budget for Other Expenses$4,276
Total One Year Cost$27,164

Tuition and financial aid details


Average Salary After 10 Years

$27,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

18% within 6 years

Explore Post Graduation Outcomes

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Edward Waters College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 36%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 19%
Psychology 14%
Education 8%
Mathematics 6%

View All 12 Majors

Other Colleges to Consider 

Students considering Edward Waters College are frequently interested in these similar colleges.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133526 IPEDS survey data for Edward Waters College.

Current students may use the Edward Waters College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.