Eckerd College - Rankings

Eckerd College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences located in St. Petersburg, Florida, US. It was founded in 1958 as Florida Presbyterian College.

The College offers a broad range of majors including American Studies, Ancient Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Geosciences, Human Development, International Business, Modern Languages, Marine Science, etc.

Eckerd College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It was a charter institution and the first college to participate in the St. Petersburg Mayor's Mentors and More Program.


- Eckerd College is ranked 137th among Tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report 2011.

- According to the Institute of International Education's Open Doors 2009 Report on International Educational Exchange, Eckerd College is ranked 10th among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions sending students to study abroad.

- 7th in the ranking of Top 20 Wired Colleges of 2008 (PC Magazine and The Princeton Review).

- Named one of 13 “Institutions of Excellence in the First College Year” by the Policy Center on the First Year of College for the quality of the freshman year experience.

- Listed among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives (2006 edition) by Loren Pope, which was featured in Time magazine in Fall 2006.

- It is recognized as one of only 40 Colleges That Change Lives.