East 5th St.
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Accrediting Agency:Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
This public four-year university located in Greenville, N.C. was originally established in 1907 as a teacher training school. Currently, East Carolina University has an enrollment of more than 27,000 students. A wide variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and even doctoral degrees are available to students, including a growing number of online programs. In fact, U.S. & World Report recognized the school’s online bachelor’s degree programs, as well as online graduate programs in business and nursing, for excellence in areas such as student services and technology and student engagement and assessment. In addition, the school ranked among the top 150 public schools in the nation in 2012.
Students at East Carolina University can choose from a number of traditional and interdisciplinary majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Academic programs are spread across twelve colleges and include majors such as accounting, business administration, communication, computer science, criminal justice, engineering, health informatics, information technology, management, psychology, public health, sociology, and women’s studies, to name a few. ECU also has a medical and dental school. Online programs are available in select areas such as business administration, criminal justice, industrial technology, nursing, software engineering. These programs allow students to access the virtual classroom at any time and from any location that works with their personal and professional schedule, appealing strongly to working adults and students with family responsibilities.
East Carolina University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927. ECU has also earned specialized accreditation for their programs in midwifery, marriage and family therapy, dietetics, audiology, psychology, medicine, music, teacher education, and nursing, among others.
Prospective ECU students can submit their application online. There is a $70 non-refundable fee for undergraduates. Admissions requirements can vary based on the specific program, but generally students should expect that they will need to submit a personal statement, official transcripts, and admissions tests scores. Up-to-date immunization records are also required for students interested in attending classes on campus. This is not required for distance learners. The application deadline for the fall semester is March 15th. November 1st is the deadline for the spring semester. Please note, first-time freshmen interested in applying for spring admission must receive authorization from an admissions counselor before submitting their application.