1658 Kings Road Jacksonville, FL 32209 904-470-8190
http://www.ewc.edu admissions@ewc.edu
About Edward Waters College
  • Year of Foundation 1866
  • Size of Campus 60 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation African Methodist Episcopal
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 839
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $11,158
  • Room and Board $6,880
  • Nonfall Registration
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 800
Edward Waters College is a private, historically black college whose future is lined with pride, growth, and success. Edward Waters College, the oldest private institution of higher education in the state of Florida, was founded in 1866 specifically to educate newly freed slaves. Celebrating 144 years of service, Edward Waters College was initially named "Brown Theological Institute" by Rev. William G. Steward, the first AME pastor in the state. The school experienced some financial difficulties and was forced to close for nearly a decade. In 1883, the school reopened under the name of "East Florida Conference High School” and later, “East Florida Scientific and Divinity High School”. Within a decade, the educational program was extended and the school’s name was changed to Edward Waters College in honor of the third bishop of the AME church. The school was first accredited as a junior college in 1955 under President William B. Stewart, and by 1960 the College had restored its four-year curriculum. In 1979, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accredited the College as a four-year institution and the College remains accredited by SACS.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members 3%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations N/A
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 6%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
Transportation
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Jacksonville (5), Orlando (150)
  • Distance to nearest train Jacksonville (2)
  • Distance to nearest bus Jacksonville (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms, men's dorms, other housing options
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 43%
Campus Services
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Counseling Services career, military, veteran student, academic, religious
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Museums The Obi/Scott/Umunna Museum of African Art
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided health insurance
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Computer Availability No
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 16,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 50%