• Address: 1001 E. Fifth St.| Greenville, NC 27858 USA

  • Phone Number: 800-398-9275

  • Website: http://www.ecu.edu/

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About East Carolina University (ECU)

East Carolina University was listed in 1907 by the North Carolina General Assembly. It is the 3rd largest public university which is located in North Carolina with more than 28,000 strength of students. It is offering degrees at the Baccalaureate, Specialist, Master’s, and Doctorate levels. The East Carolina University is a home to 12 schools and colleges including the graduate school and honors college.

  •  The student-to-faculty ratio of the university is 18:1.

  • The East Carolina University acceptance rate is 70%.

  • The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

  • The East Carolina University address is East 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. 


East Carolina University (ECU) Online

The university proves to be a state leader and national trailblazer in distance education for the students by offering more than 90 online degree and certificate programs in Business, Technology, Health Care, Education, and other areas as the options to meet your objectives.

  • The university has the BlackBoard login option where students can access this their course material online at any time by registering/logging in into it.

  • The online programs are designed to meet both of the academic goals and the professional needs to the working adults like you. The online degree programs are facilitated with the same as the faculties for the university’s offline degrees.

  • The university ensures that all the necessary tools and support services will be provided to the students for the successful completion of their degree.

  • Students can complete any degree from home or office by logging in at any convenient time according to them. 


East Carolina University (ECU) Schools

College of Allied Health College of Business
College of Education College of Engineering and Technology
College of Fine Arts and Communication College of Nursing
School of Dental Medicine The Graduate School
Brody School of Medicine Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

East Carolina University (ECU) Tuition and Programs 

East Carolina University tuition is very much affordable as it’s a public university. The tuition rates are set annually by the North Carolina legislature. Tuition fee varies depending on the program and his/her residence.

East Carolina University tuition fee for the various degree offered are given below

Degree type Average Tuition
Bachelors $72,853
Masters $33,065
Certificate $13,395
Post Masters Certificate $33,041

East Carolina University (ECU) Programs

Some of the online programs available at the university are given below

Master of Arts in Communications Master of School Administration
Certificate in Behavior Specialist Master of Business Administration
Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate in Website Development
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in General Business Bachelor of Science in Education
Bachelor Of Science In Hospitality Management Master of Science in Occupational Safety

East Carolina University (ECU) Financial Aid 

East Carolina University helps students with their annual educational expenses by providing scholarships and grants. Students who are newly admitted can enroll for  Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for Federal Aid. The FAFSA form must be filled by the students to access the financial requirement and eligibility. ECU's federal school code 002923.

  • Federal Aid includes the Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan.

  • State Aid includes The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship, UNC Grant.

  • Institutional Aid includes The East Carolina University Grant, Raise Me Micro-Scholarship, Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program, Golden Key International Honor Society Scholarship, Gates Millennium Scholars Program, Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship.

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance Program. 


East Carolina University (ECU) Library

The University provides a different kind of library options for different coursed students. There is J.Y. Joyner Library, that has the collections, Spaces, and services which supports for the Teaching, Research and service goal of the Carolina University. 

There is Lapus Health Sciences Library which provides information on Health Science, Services, and Resources for eastern North Carolina. There is also a Music Library which has the collection of Music related needs. 


East Carolina University (ECU) Ranking and Reviews

The rankings by US News and World Report are

  • It is ranked 103rd in Engineering Programs.

  • EC University Nursing is ranked 34th in Best Online Graduate Nursing.

  • Ranked 18thin Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

  • Ranked 91stin Best Online MBA Programs. 

Some of the student reviews are

  • The professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.

  • The university makes it easier for students to get the classes they want to study.

  • The workload of the programs is easier to manage in this university. 


East Carolina University (ECU) Campus Life

The campus is having very good Dining, Campus Living, Housing, Parking & Transportation facilitated in a very nice manner.

DOWDY student store - The university has the online shopping facility for Textbooks, Computers, Apparel & Gifts, Official ECU Rings.

Athletics - The University Athletics team is called ECU Pirates. It has a Student Pirate club, Athletic Student Development center as well. The Campus has the Fitness, Club sports, Campus Wellness, Team Training activities where the students can engage and participate actively. There is Human Performance, Biomechanics, Visual Motor, Active Promotion Laboratories also available.

East Carolina University (ECU) Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public
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Private vs Public

Headquartered at

Greenville, North Carolina

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002923
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

NCATE, CAHIIM, ATMAE, CCNE, ACCE, CAPTE, NASM, ACME, ACEND, AOTA, ABET, CEPH, CACREP, APA-CoA

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly

Data Source: http://www.ecu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

East Carolina University (ECU) Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 70 %
Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 83 % Part Time: 78 %
Total Population 28,962
Student Population Full Time: 22,366 Part Time: 6,596
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 17,099 6,804 10,295
Total Applicants Admitted - 12,028 4,748 7,280
Applicants Enrolled - 4,320 1,801 2,519
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 4,270 1,787 2,483
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 50 14 36

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 54 %

The College Monk

Female: 65 %

Total Graduation Rate: 61 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

East Carolina University (ECU) Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in East Carolina University (ECU)

College of Allied Health

Majors available

Health Science

College of Business

Majors available

Business Management

College of Education

Majors available

Education

College of Engineering and Technology

Majors available

Public Administration

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Majors available

Music Science

College of Nursing

Majors available

Nursing

School of Dental Medicine

Majors available

Health Science

The Graduate School

Majors available

Education

Brody School of Medicine

Majors available

Health Science

Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature Safety

East Carolina University (ECU) Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $75
Graduate Application Fee $75

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 2,221
Number of students submitting ACT scores 2,083
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 51%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 48%
SAT Math 520 average 480 - 560 range
SAT Critical Reading 535 average 500 - 570 range
SAT Writing 495 average 450 - 540 range
ACT Composite 22 average 21 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


East Carolina University (ECU) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,403 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,339 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled =least half-time June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $4,000 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $4,500 Enrolled at least part-time, under the age of 24, a guardian who died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,669 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,669 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $13,829 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship $2,798 North Carolina resident student. Varies
State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
UNC Grant $2,798 undergraduate North Carolina resident enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. Varies

Data Source: http://www.ecu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
The East Carolina University Grant $3,810 Full-time undergraduate students with no previous Bachelor’s degree. Expected family contribution ranging from 0 to 10,000. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
RaiseMe Micro-Scholarship Varies Academic Excellence, Extracurricular achievements throughout high school. Varies
Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program Varies Students must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant. Varies
Golden Key International Honor Society Scholarship Varies A student must be a Golden Key Member. Varies
Gates Millennium Scholars Program Varies Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.3. Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident. Varies
Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Varies The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant. The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba. Varies

Data Source: http://www.ecu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $6,284 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Undergraduates. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $3,052 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Graduates. Varies

Data Source: http://www.ecu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $10,185
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,547
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,470
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,148
Over $110,000 $20,261

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 33% $4,220
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $7,980
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 32% $4,500
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 42% $3,611
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 61% $7,041
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 61% $5,350
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 12,817
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 75
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $182,585
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,434
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.ecu.edu/military/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 580 $4,560
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 525 $4,401
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 55 $6,076

Data Source: http://www.ecu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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