Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, FL
4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711-4700

Eckerd College is a private, co-educational college in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The college is named for its founder, Jack Eckerd, a businessman and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded as a Christian college in 1968 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college has an enrollment of about 2,000 students on its main campus on the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg and at its satellite campus, the Jack Eckerd Institute on the grounds of the former Honeymoon Island State Park.

Eckerd College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 50 majors and programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree. The college is also home to the Institute for Leadership Studies, which offers a variety of programs and resources for students interested in leadership development.

Eckerd College is committed to providing a liberal arts education that is grounded in the traditions of the Judeo-Christian faith and that prepares students for responsible citizenship and meaningful work. The college seeks to develop in its students the qualities of mind and character that will enable them to lead productive and fulfilling lives in a global society.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $65,636

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $65,636

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Eckerd College is $250143.65. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Eckerd College. For graduates of Eckerd College, we saw an average early-career income of $53300.00 and mid-career income of $95900.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.