Edward Waters University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,878
2022 Average Net Price
$13,649
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
8.9%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
83.5%
8,988 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,181
92.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.3%
70 Graduates

About

Edward Waters University is a higher education institution located in Duval County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Edward Waters University were General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (23 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (17 degrees).

In 2022, 113 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Edward Waters University. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (98 degrees), 16.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Edward Waters University is $14,878, which is $−13,452 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Edward Waters University is $14,878, which is $−13,452 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,649.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Edward Waters University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,878
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Edward Waters University was $14,878. The cost of tuition at Edward Waters University is $−13,452 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$13,649
2022 Value
3.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Edward Waters University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,649. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Edward Waters University grew by 3.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,501
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at Edward Waters University was of $8,501 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Edward Waters University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 136% with respect to 2021, when 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.9%
2019 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Edward Waters University was 8.9%, which represents 34 out of the 382 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Edward Waters University received 8,988 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 43.7% annual growth. Out of those 8,988 applicants, 7,509 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,181 students enrolled at Edward Waters University in 2022.

Edward Waters University has an overall enrollment yield of 4.23%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,509
Accepted Out of 8,988

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Edward Waters University was 83.5% (7,509 admissions from 8,988 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 43.7%, while admissions grew by 49.9%..

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Enrollment

Edward Waters University had a total enrollment of 1,181 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Edward Waters University is 1,090 students and the part-time enrollment is 91. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Edward Waters University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Edward Waters University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85% Black or African American, 4.66% White, 3.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.508% Asian, 0.254% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Edward Waters University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (44.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (40.2%) and White Male (3.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (58.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (25%) and Asian Female (2.78%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Edward Waters University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,181 students. The full-time enrollment at Edward Waters University is 1,090 and the part-time enrollment is 91. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Edward Waters University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Edward Waters University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Edward Waters University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,004 enrolled students
  2. White
    55 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    41 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Edward Waters University is 85% Black or African American, 4.66% White, 3.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.508% Asian, 0.254% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 28 students (2.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 9 more women than men received degrees from Edward Waters University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Edward Waters University is black or african american (98 degrees awarded). There were 16.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Edward Waters University is General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (23 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Edward Waters University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (23 degrees awarded), Biology (17 degrees), and Psychology (11 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Edward Waters University are Accountants & auditors (1,074,031 people), Other managers (902,596 people), Financial managers (530,034 people), Physicians (451,746 people), and Chief executives & legislators (438,520 people).

The most specialized majors at Edward Waters University in 2022 are Protective Services (23 degrees awarded), Biology (17 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), Business (42 degrees), and Math & Statistics (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Edward Waters University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Edward Waters University are Protective Services (23 degrees awarded), Biology (17 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), Business (42 degrees), and Math & Statistics (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Edward Waters University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,051,598 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (926,019 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (807,372 people), Computer Systems Design (669,687 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (562,831 people).

The most specialized majors at Edward Waters University are Protective Services (23 degrees awarded), Biology (17 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), Business (42 degrees), and Math & Statistics (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Edward Waters University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 36 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Edward Waters University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 36 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

52
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
61
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Edward Waters University, which is 0.852 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (61).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Edward Waters University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.909 times less than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Edward Waters University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.1 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Edward Waters University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Edward Waters University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    98 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Edward Waters University is black or african american (98 degrees awarded). There were 16.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (6 degrees).

2.65% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    57 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Edward Waters University is black or african american female (57 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (41 degrees).

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Operations

Edward Waters University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−19.2%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Edward Waters University had a total salary expenditure of 40.9M. Edward Waters University employs 17 Assistant professors, 11 Professors and 9 Instructors. Most academics at Edward Waters University are Female Assistant professor (9), Male Professor (8), and Male Assistant professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Edward Waters University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 36 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 25 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

Endowment

$3.48M
2022 Endowment
107%
growth from 2021

Edward Waters University has an endowment valued at about $3.48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Edward Waters University grew 107% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $17.7M - Federal
  2. $3.64M - State
  3. $862k - Local

As of 2022, Edward Waters University received $17.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.64M from state grants and contracts, and $862k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.2M
2022 Salaries
12.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Edward Waters University paid a median of $10.2M in salaries, which represents 25% of their overall expenditure ($40.9M) and a 12.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.35M
Instructional Salaries
46
Number of Employees

In 2022, Edward Waters University paid a total of $2.35M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 23% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Edward Waters University were Assistant professor with 17 employees, Professor with 11 employees, and Instructor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Edward Waters University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Edward Waters University was Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, Male Professor with 8 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 8 employees.

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