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Study at Edward Waters College

Edward Waters is located in Jacksonville, FL (a large city). The school is a African Methodist Episcopal school. Edward Waters is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Edward Waters is known for its programs in music, business and management, and security and law enforcement.

Edward Waters Selectivity

The school is an open-admission school. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Edward Waters has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 811 enrolled students in 2007. Edward Waters has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Edward Waters offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Edward Waters values student athletics, and belongs to the Florida Sun Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"I. Edward Waters College Mission Edward Waters College was established in 1866 to educate the descendants of African Americans, newly emancipated from slavery. Today, its Enrolment continues to be substantially African-American students from the Southeast and Northeast regions of the United States, while also welcoming students from all racial and ethical groups within the United States and from around the world. The college is an accredited, private, four-year, liberal arts, coeducational, residential institution, committed to Christian principles which emphasize high moral and spiritual values, as a result of its close affiliation with, and support from, the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It offers baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences and other career-based professional fields. The College enrolls students with a wide range of educational foundations, and it seeks to develop in each of its students the high levels of competence in basic social, thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematical, technological, and leadership skills that are the characteristics of an educated person. It also seeks to develop within each student the breadth of knowledge, the commitment to service, and adherence to high ethical values that are the characteristics of a good citizen. The institution strives to prepare its students to pursue further graduate and professional studies as well as to assume positions of leadership in commerce, industry, education, government and community service. Edward Waters College interacts with the surrounding community by providing continuing education, health and human services, promoting the growth and development of the larger community through public service programs, economic development and community revitalization. The College endeavors to develop research strategies and facilities to address academic and community issues. "

Edward Waters Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management72non-profit management, business management
Security and Law Enforcement15criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling13psychology
Education and Teaching13elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts7sociology, political science, liberal arts and sciences
Media4communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Hospitality1hospitality management
Religion and Philosophy0religious studies

Contact: Edward Waters

Edward Waters College

1658 Kings Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32209

General Phone: (904) 470-8000


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