• Address: 5555 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

  • Phone Number: (757) 490-9090

  • Website: https://www.ecpi.edu/

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    About ECPI University

    Key Information

    University Type

    Private For-Profit
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    Headquartered at

    Norfolk, Virginia

    FAFSA/Federal School Code

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    Institutional Accreditation

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    Programmatic Accreditation


    Historically Black College or University



    Financial Aid, Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Yellow Ribbon Program


    Richmond (Virginia), Virginia Beach (Virginia), Newport News (Virginia), Norfolk (Virginia), Roanoke (Virginia), Raleigh (North Carolina), Greensboro (North Carolina), Charlotte (North Carolina), Charleston (South Carolina), Greenville (South Carolina), Columbia (South Carolina), Orlando (Florida)


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    Key Statistics

    Acceptance Rate 71.00 %
    Student Faculty Ratio 19: 1
    Total Population 12,068
    Enrollment Full Time: 11,302 Part Time: 766
    Gender Division Male: 43.00 % Female : 57.00 %

    Graduation Rate

    The College Monk

    Male: 40 %

    The College Monk

    Female: 51 %

    Total Graduation Rate: 47 %

    Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

    ECPI University

    ECPI University is a private for-profit university. ECPI stands for East Coast Polytechnic Institute. The University was established in the year 1966, in Norfolk, Virginia.

    • ECPI University acceptance rate is 84.4% as of the academic year 2015-’16.

    • The university is approved to train veterans and other eligible persons and to provide federal financial aids to students by the U.S. Department of Education.

    ECPI University Locations

    The institution is a multi-campus university. The primary campus is in Norfolk, in the coastal Virginia region. The other ECPI University locations where the university provides education are as follows:

    • In North Carolina: Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro.
    • In Virginia: Richmond (South, Innsbrook and West regions), Coastal Virginia (Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Norfolk regions), Roanoke, and Northern Virginia.

    • In South Carolina: Charleston, Greenville, and Columbia.

    • In Florida: Orlando Lake Mary Region, Orlando.

    • In Texas: San Antonio.

    ECPI University Colleges

    The university offers educational programs in the following ECPI colleges:

    • College of Technology.

    • College of Health Science.

    • College of Nursing.

    • College of Business and Criminal Justice.

    • College of Culinary Arts.

    • ECPI Online.

    ECPI University Online

    ECPI also has an online campus to provide convenient distance education. ECPI Online offers more than 19 online programs in different disciplines. This online facility helps the students to cope up with their responsibilities as well as education.

    The ECPI Online degrees in different fields of study are as follows:

    • In Technology: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Cloud Computing, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Master of Science in Information Systems, Web Design and Development, Cyber and Network Security, Software Development, Mobile Development, Cybersecurity, Electronic Systems Engineering Technology, and Mechatronics (ESET).

    • In Health Science: Healthcare Administration and Radiologic Sciences.

    • In Nursing: Master of Science in Nursing.

    • In Business: Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management, Hospitality Management, and IT Management.

    • In Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Crime and Intelligence Analysis.

    ECPI Canvas Login is an online application that can be used by the student to study through videos and other resources. Canvas login is very helpful to those students who are not able to attend traditional classes.

    ECPI Student Portal is an online platform where the students are given the facility to interact with the staff and faculty, stay updated on their academic matters like attendance, assignment submissions and so on. ECPI student portal is a convenient platform for the students to access educational resources as well.

    ECPI University Tuition and Programs

    A number of degree programs are available to students in different areas of study at different levels of degree. The fields include Technology, Health Science, Nursing, Business, Culinary Arts and Criminal Justice.

    ECPI tuition is of high quality and also affordable for a private institution. The tuition fee varies depending on the student’s residential status and the program of choice.

    The ECPI degrees available in different fields are as follows:

    • The university offers a wide range of programs in Technology, in both Engineering Technology and Information Technology, which are enlisted below:

    Engineering Technology

    Information Technology

    Electronics Engineering AAS

    Cyber and Network Security AS

    Mechatronics (ESET)

    Mobile Development



    Electronic Systems Engineering Technology

    Cloud Computing

    Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Master of Science in Cybersecurity

    Electronics Engineering

    Software Development


     Cyber and Network Security


     Web Design and Development


     Master of Science in Information Systems

    • : In the area of study of Health Science, the university provides educational programs in Advanced Clinical and Health Sciences such as follows:

    Advanced Clinical

    Health Sciences

    Surgical Technology

    Health Information Management

    Radiologic Sciences

    Healthcare Administration


    Massage Therapy


    Paramedic (EMT)

    Physical Therapist Assistant

    Dental Assistant


    Medical Assisting

    • The students are able to pursue a higher education and a successful career through the degrees offered in ECPI College of Nursing. The academic programs that are offered in the area of ECPI nursing are Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, Nursing Degree (ADN), and Practical Nursing.

    • In the field of Business, the college offers programs in Business Management, IT Management, Accounting, Hospitality Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

    • In the area of study of Criminal Justice, the university offers programs such as Crime and Intelligence Analysis, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security.

    • In Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Food Service Management, Culinary Arts and Culinary Nutrition are the course programs available.

    ECPI University Financial Aid

    In order to help the students to meet their educational expenses, the university offers a number of financial aids. The financial assistance is given to students who demonstrate financial needs. The ECPI financial aids from the federal government are as follows:

    • Federal Stafford Loan.

    • Federal Perkins Loan.

    • Federal Pell Grant.

    • Federal Parental Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).

    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).

    • Federal Work Study.

    The other financial assistance programs are:

    • Tuition Assistance Student Loan Program (TASL).

    • Grants and Federal Student Loan Programs.

    • Virginia Employment Commission Grants.

    • Veterans Benefits.

    • Military Tuition Assistance.

    • Job Location and Development.

    • Vocational Rehabilitation. 

    • Work-Study programs.

    Qualified students are awarded certain scholarships as well. These scholarships are enlisted below:

    • GEAR UP Virginia Scholarship and Achievement Grants,

    • Imagine America,

    • MCI Military Merit Scholarship,

    • JTPA or Dislocated Worker Sponsorship, and

    • ECPI Scholarships in all campuses.

    ECPI University Accreditation

    • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has accredited ECPI University to grant the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas.

    • The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia has authorized the university to offer degrees, courses for degree credit, and programs of study leading to a degree.

    Programmatic Accreditations

    • The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has accredited the Health Science/Medical Assisting program at various campuses of ECPI University.

    • The American Culinary Federation Inc. (ACF) accredited the AAS in Culinary Arts degree in Culinary Arts program at many campuses of the university.

    • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN, degree completion program) of the university is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

    • The Registered Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (PN) programs of the Department of Health Professions in the university at Richmond/ Emerywood, Newport News, Virginia Beach, and Northern Virginia, Virginia campuses are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

    ECPI University Rankings and Reviews

    • The U.S. News and World Report ranked ECPI University among the top 10% in online bachelor’s programs.

    • ONLINEU ranked the university as one affordable for online cyber security degrees.

    • The teachers are really helpful in matters related to careers.

    • The students who work are given the right care and support.

    • The university offers fast pace classes to get the student to the desired field.

    ECPI University Online Degrees and Programs

    Schools in ECPI University

    College of Technology

    Disciplines available

    Computer Science

    College of Nursing

    Disciplines available


    College of Business and Criminal Justice

    Disciplines available

    Criminal Justice

    College of Culinary Arts

    Disciplines available

    Behavioral Sciences

    College of Health Science

    Disciplines available

    Health Science

    ECPI University Financial Aid

    Federal Aid

    Title: Pell Grant

    Avg Rewards: $ 4,664

    Eligibility: Undergraduate student, demonstrate financial need, U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen

    Application Deadline: 06/30/2019
    Title: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

    Avg Rewards: $ 146

    Eligibility: Eligible for Pell Grant, demonstrate financial need, U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen

    Application Deadline: 06/30/2019
    Title: Direct Subsidized Loans

    Avg Rewards: $ 8,974

    Eligibility: U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen, maintain satisfactory academic progress, not in default on a federal student loan

    Application Deadline: 06/30/2019
    Title: Direct Unsubsidized Loans

    Avg Rewards: $ 8,974

    Eligibility: U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen, maintain satisfactory academic progress, not in default on a federal student loan

    Application Deadline: 06/30/2019
    Title: Federal Perkins Loan

    Eligibility: U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen, demonstrate financial need
    Title: Federal Work Study

    Eligibility: Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program,maintain satisfactory academic progress

    State Aid

    Title: Virginia Employment Commission Grants

    Avg Rewards: $ 13,296

    Eligibility: Resident of state Virginia, unemployed individuals through no fault of their own

    Institutional Aid

    Title: Graduation Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Students enrolled in any undergraduate program, attend at least 85% of all class time in your first semester, have financial need based on student loan tuition debt, satisfactory academic progress
    Title: Dislocated Worker sponsorship

    Eligibility: Applicant must have applied and been accepted for admissions to ECPI University, applicants must meet the ECPI University entrance requirements
    Title: Imagine America

    Eligibility: Applicant must have applied and been accepted for admissions to ECPI University, applicants must meet the ECPI University entrance requirements
    Title: Active Duty Military Scholarship

    Eligibility: Military personnel and their dependents
    Title: Tuition Assistance Student Loan Program (TASL)

    Rewards: $ 8,298

    Eligibility: Need based, enrolled to any program of ECPI

    Military Aid

    Title: Yellow Ribbon Program

    Rewards: $ 2,604

    Eligibility: Enrolled into Undergraduate programs
    Title: Post 9/11 GI Bill

    Rewards: $ 11,474

    Eligibility: Enrolled into Undergraduate programs

    Federal Aid based on family income

    Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded

    Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates

    Average amount awarded: $ 5,585

    Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates

    Average amount awarded: $ 4,857

    Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates

    Average amount awarded: $ 3,555

    Grant or Scholarships Awarded

    Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship :$18,989

    Student Loans

    Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates

    Average amount awarded: $ 8,519

    Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates

    Average amount awarded: $ 8,186

    Military Aid

    Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 255

    Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): 918,415

    Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): 3,602

    Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military : www.ecpi.edu/military/gi-bill-va-ta/

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