Edward Waters College (EWC) was established in 1866, just one year after the end of the Civil War, to educate former slaves. It is the oldest historically black college in Florida. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in Arts, Science, and Business Administration. Majors include Communications, Sociology, Biology, Computer Information Systems, Education, and Organizational Management.
EWC is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools. It is also affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The school’s CLIMB program (Credentials for Leadership in Management and Business) is an accelerated bachelor’s degree program tailored to older students (over 23) looking to increase their job skills or switch careers. The program consists of one night of class, every five weeks, over eighteen months. In 2008, CLIMB Online was introduced; in this program, one introductory class precedes the rest of the course, which is delivered online.