Edward Waters University

Private, Four-years School Located in Jacksonville, FL

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How much is the Edward Waters tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Edward Waters's tuition & fees is $14,878.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $27,164 when a student lives on-campus.

Edward Waters Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$14,878
On-campus Room & Board$8,010
On-campus Expenses$4,276
Off-campus Room & Board$8,992
Off-campus Expenses$4,276
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$14,661

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Edward Waters for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $57,375 at Edward Waters. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $106,519. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $57,412.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$14,661$26,947$14,399
Sophomore (2024-25)$14,448$26,734$14,368
Junior (2025-26)$14,237$26,523$14,338
Senior (2026-27)$14,030$26,316$14,308
4 Years Total$57,375$106,519$57,412
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$14,448$26,734$14,368
Sophomore (2025-26)$14,237$26,523$14,338
Junior (2026-27)$14,030$26,316$14,308
Senior (2027-28)$13,825$26,111$14,278
4 Years Total$56,539$105,683$57,292
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$14,237$26,523$14,338
Sophomore (2026-27)$14,030$26,316$14,308
Junior (2027-28)$13,825$26,111$14,278
Senior (2028-29)$13,624$25,910$14,249
4 Years Total$55,716$104,860$57,173
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$14,030$26,316$14,308
Sophomore (2027-28)$13,825$26,111$14,278
Junior (2028-29)$13,624$25,910$14,249
Senior (2029-30)$13,425$25,711$14,221
4 Years Total$54,904$104,048$57,056
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$13,825$26,111$14,278
Sophomore (2028-29)$13,624$25,910$14,249
Junior (2029-30)$13,425$25,711$14,221
Senior (2030-31)$13,230$25,516$14,192
4 Years Total$54,104$103,248$56,941

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Edward Waters' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $19,195.
Edward Waters University$14,878
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Florida Four-years Colleges$17,068
Public Schools$4,190$8,844
Private Schools$19,195

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Edward Waters and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Edward Waters UniversityJacksonville, FL$14,878$22,319
The Baptist College of FloridaGraceville, FL$13,800$5,520
Flagler CollegeSaint Augustine, FL$26,610$7,500
Florida Memorial UniversityMiami Gardens, FL$19,110$19,110
Hobe Sound Bible CollegeHobe Sound, FL$9,068$7,950
AI Miami International University of Art and DesignMiami, FL$20,794$23,799
Trinity International University-FloridaMiami, FL$14,180$14,120
Trinity Baptist CollegeJacksonville, FL$14,300$6,592
Trinity College of FloridaTrinity, FL$16,300-
Webber International UniversityBabson Park, FL$32,150$3,600
Rasmussen University-FloridaOcala, FL$15,117$4,726

Financial Aid and COA

At Edward Waters University, 1,071 students (99%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $12,734.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Edward Waters is $14,430 for students living on-campus and $15,412 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 322 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $12,984 and the average amount of student loans is $5,574.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$27,164
COA (off-campus)$28,146
Tuition & Fees$14,878
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,286
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$13,268
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,430
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,412
Average Financial Aid$12,734
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,07199%$12,734
Pell Grants84178%$5,743
Federal Student Loan79774%$6,560
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid32299%-
Grants or Scholarships32299%$12,984
Federal Grants26582%$6,080
Pell Grants26582%$5,745
Other Federal Grants7523%$1,182
State/Local Grants25177%$3,858
Institutional Grants26381%$6,089
Student Loan Aid24475%$5,574
Federal Student Loans24475%$5,574
Other Student Loans0--

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Edward Waters's acceptance rate is 80.11%. A total of 6,254 applicants applied to and 5,010 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 344 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 6.87%.
To apply to Edward Waters, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate80.11%78.18%81.46%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)6.87%9.73%4.94%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Edward Waters University has a total of 1,181 students including 1,142 undergraduate and 39 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,423 male students and 1,448 female students attending Edward Waters. The school offers online degree programs and 39 students enrolled online exclusively (3.30% of all students).
Total2,871 1,4231,448
Undergraduate2,840 1,4091,431
Graduate31 1417

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1658 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered10 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered1 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate85.00%
Student Population1,181
Graduation Rate30%
Transfer-out Rate16%
Retention Rate59% (Full-time), 36% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties52 (Full-time), 89 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs149 (Full-time), 89 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$46,263
Average Staff Salary$50,883