Edward Waters University

Edward Waters University (EWU) is distinctively the state of Florida’s first independent institution of higher learning as well as Florida’s first institution established for the education of African-Americans. With a distinguished higher education lineage spanning over 150 years, EWC is primed to continue its Emerging Eminence as a premier urban, private, Christian (African Methodist Episcopal – AME), historically black, liberal arts college offering high quality four year baccalaureate degrees and preparing students holistically to advance in a global society through the provision of an intellectually stimulating academic experience. The institution transitioned from Edward Waters College to Edward Waters University in 2021.

Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr., at podium

It’s official! Edward Waters College is now Edward Waters University


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Because of organizations such as UNCF and because of HBCUs like EWC, those like me are given a chance. Growing up, I held 2 Chronicles 15:7 very close to my heart; “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” Thanks to all of you for sowing into my future. I promise to not stop until all I want out of life is attained.

Miss EWC 2019-2020

Asiah Cheek Miss EWC 2019-2020

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