Edward Waters College

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Edward Waters College
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Motto in English
Emerging Eminence
TypePrivate, HBCU
Established1866 (Institute)
1883 (High School)
1955 (Junior College)
1979 (College)
Religious affiliation
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Endowment$1.8 million
ChairmanAdam J. Richardson
PresidentA. Zachary Faison, Jr.
ProvostDonna H. Oliver
Location, ,
30°20′43″N 81°41′05″W / 30.3453°N 81.6847°W / 30.3453; -81.6847Coordinates: 30°20′43″N 81°41′05″W / 30.3453°N 81.6847°W / 30.3453; -81.6847
CampusUrban, 23 acres
ColorsPurple, Orange and White
NicknameTigers and Lady Tigers

Edward Waters College is a private college in Jacksonville, Florida. It was founded in 1866 by members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) as a school to educate freedmen and their children. It was the first independent institution of higher education and the first historically black college in the State of Florida. It continues to be affiliated with the AME Church, and is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida.

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