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About ECPI University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

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On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


East Coast Polytechnic Institute, commonly known as ECPI University, is one of the most prominent private for-profit institutions committed to delivering high-quality education in the USA.

ECPI was founded in the year 1966 in Norfolk, Virginia. ECPI University demonstrated early on its commitment to forward-thinking, market-based curriculum, being among the first to offer classes in the growing fields.

For over 50 years, ECPI University extended its presence by opening additional campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas.

ECPI University provides a student-centered learning environment that promotes the enhancement of each student's professional and personal life.

ECPI University has a current population of over 13,487 students and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. This implies that its students get a much better opportunity to interact with the faculty. The acceptance rate at ECPI University is 72%. The university provides several types of degrees across various program levels.

The various program levels offered at the university are Masters, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, and diploma and certificate programs. ECPI started off with only programs related to the then growing field of computer programming. However, over the years the university eventually expanded its program offerings to include a variety of degrees in engineering technology, health sciences, nursing, business, and criminal justice.

ECPI University’s online campus provides convenience without compromise. The students receive the same high-quality education as students in its traditional classrooms through industry-standard simulation software, web-based networks, and one-on-one faculty interaction.

ECPI University Accreditation

The university is institutionally accredited and is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees and other credentials at the following levels: Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masters. ECPI University’s accreditation status includes all campuses (including branch campuses).

Location & Contact


5555 Greenwich Rd


Email: N/A
Phone: 7574909090
Fax: 7576718661
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ECPI University is ranked among top national universities in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges ranking of American colleges and universities. In the 2020 edition, the university is ranked-

  • 96 - 122 in Regional Universities South

  • 30 in Top Performers on Social Mobility


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


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Application Fee



Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Accept Common App


The admissions process at ECPI University is simple and very easy to go through. The acceptance rate of the university is 72%. So, it can be said that it is moderately easy to moderately tough to get into the university. The prospective candidates can get started their journey with the university by following these three simple steps:

  • Schedule an appointment to meet with an Admissions Advisor and discuss their career goals, interests and needs, and financial planning. The applicants will learn about the educational opportunities, programs of study, student services, and career services assistance and will receive a tour of the facility.  An appointment can be scheduled by clicking the "Request Information" button located at the top right of every webpage on this site or by calling any of our local or toll-free telephone numbers.

  • Determine the preparedness to undertake college-level coursework, which includes the applicant’s understanding of basic math and English concepts. The type of assessment is dependent upon the applicant’s program of interest.

  • Complete the application for acceptance, complete all required enrollment paperwork, submit the application fee, and meet with financial aid advisors to determine the financial aid availability.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Paying for tuition is always challenging and it should never be an obstacle to a student's success.

ECPI is quite affordable in terms of the annual cost required to attend the institution.

The approximate average annual cost to attend the university on a full-time basis is $16,639 for all students regardless of their residency. However, it varies from college to college and from program to program. Other than the cost mentioned before, books and supplies cost around $780, and other fees amount to $55. Overall, it can be stated that the average net price for the university is about $18,664.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

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Study Abroad


Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

671 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

619 Graduates

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

589 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

457 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

225 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

223 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

146 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

140 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

117 Graduates

Computer Programming

114 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

92 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

86 Graduates

Electromechanical Instrumentation a...

81 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

41 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

38 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

36 Graduates

Somatic Bodywork and Related Therap...

32 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

12 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

9 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

2 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%


38% White

6% Unknown

39% Black

9% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$61,373 per year

Campus Life


The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


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Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

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Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


The university believes in offering quality training to all the students and doesn't appreciate instructive disparities. Students originating from various ethnic foundations like Latin, Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and a lot more are invited to the school. The university has enrolled around 41% male and 59% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$130 - 435

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


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Aid awarded based on the family income.


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< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


If the students find it difficult to sponsor all their educational fees by themselves, ECPI  University offers many financial aid options to assist students in paying their educational costs. Financial support is given in the form of scholarships, grants, student loans, and work-study opportunities.

Students seeking financial assistance should first complete the FAFSA and receive a Student Aid Report to determine eligibility.

ECPI University federal school code is 010198. A student will also need to apply for an FSA ID as part of this application process.

There are various types of aid that are provided by the institution. Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Perkins Loan, and Federal Work-Study options are provided as Federal Aids.

Additionally, a student would also receive gift aid, federal grants, state aid, and institutional grants amounting to $6,661, $5,474, $11,379, and $4,113.

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