Edward Waters College

Jacksonville, FL
1658 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32209

Edward Waters College (EWC) is a private, historically black college (HBCU) in Jacksonville, Florida. It is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. EWC was founded in 1866, making it the oldest HBCU in Florida and the second oldest HBCU in the United States. The college is named after its founder and first president, Edward Waters, who was also the first bishop of the AME Church. The college's mission is to "provide a quality liberal arts education that is grounded in the Christian faith and prepares students for leadership and service in a global society."

EWC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The most popular majors at the college include business, education, psychology, and sociology. EWC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The college has an enrollment of about 1,000 students.

EWC has a long history of producing leaders in the African-American community. alumni include civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

Quick Facts

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

Main Website: https://www.ewc.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.ewc.edu/financial-aid/

Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $27,384

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $27,384

Return on Investment Rating

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Edward Waters College is $104152.47. 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 Edward Waters College. For graduates of Edward Waters College, we saw an average early-career income of $36300.00 and mid-career income of $63700.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.