East Carolina University

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General Information

Admission Office

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

106 Whichard Building

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

(252) 328-6640

Fax: (252) 328-6945

Contact: Donald Joyner

Director of Admissions
Main Address

East 5th Street

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

(252) 328-6131


Total undergrads: 20,974

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,538

Degree-seeking undergrads: 20,717

Graduate enrollment: 6,417


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,218 $4,186 $4,477 $4,797 +7.15%
Books and Supplies $900 $900 $1,075 $1,094 +1.77%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,150 $7,330 $7,800 $8,000 +2.56%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,150 $3,204 +1.71%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,150 $7,330 $7,197 $7,860 +9.21%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,150 $3,204 +1.71%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,268 $15,416 $16,502 $17,095 +3.59%
In-state Off Campus $15,268 $15,416 $15,899 $16,955 +6.64%
In-state with Family $5,118 $5,086 $5,552 $5,891 +6.11%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,130
In-state Student Fees $1,916
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $13,817
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,916

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,794 62%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,812 40% $13,696,871 $7,559
• Federal grants 912 20% $3,930,211 $4,309
• Pell grants 901 20% $3,150,178 $3,496
• Other federal grants 520 11% $780,033 $1,500
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,535 34% $6,574,425 $4,283
Institutional grants or scholarships 932 21% $3,192,235 $3,425
Student loan financial aid 2,156 48% $11,939,385 $5,538
• Federal student loans 2,056 45% $8,716,920 $4,240
• Other student loans 356 8% $3,222,465 $9,052

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3835 1518 144 51
Architecture and Related Services 17
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 17
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 2
African-american/black Studies
Women’s Studies 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 186 19 17
Biochemistry 15 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 5
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 122 12
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics 1
Cell/cellular Biology and Histology 1
Exercise Physiology 49
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 2
Molecular Biology 7
Pharmacology and Toxicology 1
Physiology 2
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other 2
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 697 202 13
Accounting 21 57
Accounting and Business/management 103
Business Administration and Management 195 145
Business/office Automation/technology/data Entry 63
E-commerce/electronic Commerce
Finance 77
Hospitality Administration/management 84
International Business/trade/commerce 1
Management Information Systems 45 12
Marketing/marketing Management 109
Non-profit/public/organizational Management
Communication and Journalism Programs 251 12
Broadcast Journalism 40
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 211 12
Computing and Information Sciences 57 5
Computer Science 22 5
Information Science/studies
Information Technology 35
Education 493 469 17 25
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 15
Art Teacher Education 11 13
Business Teacher Education 7
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 28
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 14
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Mental Retardation 2
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities 8
Educational Leadership and Administration 70 17 8
Educational/instructional Technology 79 17
Elementary Education and Teaching 256 46
English/language Arts Teacher Education 18 5
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education 5
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education 2
Health Teacher Education 5 28
History Teacher Education 5
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 26 6
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching 16 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 22 16
Music Teacher Education 19 5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 25 3
Reading Teacher Education 43
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 5 15
Social Studies Teacher Education 12
Spanish Language Teacher Education 3
Special Education and Teaching 39
Special Education and Teaching, Other 8
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 59
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 4
Technical Teacher Education 15
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
Engineering 14 5
Computer Software Engineering 5
Engineering 14
Engineering Technology 282 34 1
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 2
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 3
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 28
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields, Other 135
Engineering/industrial Management 1
Industrial Technology/technician 109 31
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 8
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 62 49 1
English Language and Literature 62 49
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 19 4
French Language and Literature 3
German Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 12 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 615 333 104 1
Athletic Training/trainer 8
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 30 40 1
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 8
Dietetics/dietitian 21
Environmental Health 8 7
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 1
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator 21
Health/health Care Administration/management 87
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling 10 4
Medicine 65
Music Therapy/therapist 1
Nursing Science 3
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 6
Occupational Therapy/therapist 20
Physical Therapy/therapist 29
Physician Assistant 35
Public Health Education and Promotion 65 23
Public Health 26
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 110
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 283
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 19
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy 59 4
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor 25 32 2
History 40 7
History 36 7
Public/applied History 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 125 17
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 125 17
Human Services 77 64
Public Administration 14
Social Work 77 50
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 17
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 17
Library Science 107
Library and Information Science 107
Mathematics and Statistics 17 2
Mathematics 17 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 18 5
International/global Studies 13
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5 5
Systems Science and Theory
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 133 44
Health and Physical Education/fitness, Other 97
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 38
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 36 6
Physical Sciences 60 22
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
Chemistry 46 3
Geology and Earth Science 8 8
Physics 6 11
Psychology 136 20 7
Clinical Psychology 4
Health/medical Psychology
Psychology 136 16
School Psychology 7
Social Sciences 205 35
Anthropology 21 8
Applied Economics 14
Economics 83
Geography 8 7
Political Science and Government 63
Sociology 30 6
Visual and Performing Arts 163 33
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Art/art Studies 3
Dance 21
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 31
Fine/studio Arts 58 14
Interior Design 34
Music Performance 12 18
Music Theory and Composition 1 1
Work and Family Studies 167 21
Apparel and Textiles 53
Child Development 18
Family and Community Services 96 7
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 14
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Dance B
Directing/Theatrical Production B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Interior Design B
Jazz Studies B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Stringed Instruments B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Exercise Physiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting/Business Management B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Hotel/Motel Management B
Information Processing/Data Entry B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Technology B


Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Sales/Marketing Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Engineering – General B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Drafting and Design Technology B
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family/Community Services B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical Nutrition B
Environmental Health B
Health Services – General B
Marriage/Family Therapy B
Medical Dietetics B
Medical Records Administration B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) B
Public Health Education B
Recreational Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling B


History – General B
Public History/Archives B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

East Carolina University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(252) 328-6131
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www1.cfnc.org/applications/East_Carolina_University/apply.html?application_id=1538
Address:East 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:28,962
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):56%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:16,829 (58% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,997
Out-of-state Tuition:$22,955
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:75%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,980

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

East Carolina University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at East Carolina University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences338
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services372
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services32
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields43
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics14
Health Professions and Related Programs112144
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies22
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences43
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences56
Visual and Performing Arts73
Grand total11857516

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at East Carolina University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services161
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields13
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs261
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Grand total319342

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at East Carolina University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,280

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,19875%
Grant or scholarship aid2,00347%$7,980
Student loan aid2,60961%$7,041

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid11,60050%$7,641
Federal student loans12,67855%$6,710

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for East Carolina University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled East Carolina University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants17,0996,80410,295
Percent admitted100%70%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%26%24%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

East Carolina University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment28,962
Undergraduate enrollment22,969
Graduate enrollment5,993

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

East Carolina University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (College of Allied Health Sciences)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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