Edward Waters College Sees Triple-Digit Enrollment Gains

Last Updated on May 31, 2015

Florida Heritage Landmark on the campus of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.
Florida Heritage Landmark on the campus of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Edward Waters College (EWC) Office of Admissions is reporting a dramatic increase in the number of applications for the 2015-2016 academic year, with a 70% percent increase compared to the number of applications received during the same time last year. “We had just over 1800 applications this time last year. This year we have over 3100,” said Director of Admissions, Joel Walker.

The College also has a triple-digit increase in the number of students who have been admitted to the institution. EWC has already accepted 1,537 students compared to the 742 students who were accepted last summer.

Most of the students who attend EWC are from the Southeast with 84% coming from the State of Florida. There are also 6 countries represented among the applicants including Argentina, Columbia, Venezuela, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Ghana and Canada.

“There are numerous benefits to receiving a higher education, and Edward Waters College is helping a college degree become more accessible to many students who never thought it was an option,” said Walker.

The deadline for students to apply for the Fall 2015 semester is July 31st. Students can apply online at www.ewc.edu.

About Edward Waters College

Edward Waters College (EWC), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges, and Schools (SACS) and member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a private, historically black, urban college which offers a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the Christian principles of high moral and spiritual values. EWC was established in 1866 and is an African Methodist Episcopal Church-related institution of learning. It is the oldest private institution of higher education in the State of Florida.

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