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IPEDS ID: 248934
OPE ID: 01019800
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ECPI University
5555 Greenwich Rd Ste 300, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
General information:  (757) 490-9090
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  10,932 (10,888 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 to 1
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Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
  ECPI University provides a student-centered environment that promotes the enhancement of each student's professional and personal life through education.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty366395
Research and public service20
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$13,980$14,245$14,245$14,7553.6%
Books and supplies$570$690$690$7204.3%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,250$8,250$8,250$8,2500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Off Campus$26,430$26,815$26,815$27,3552.0%
Off Campus with Family$17,850$18,565$18,565$19,1052.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
  • Books and Supplies fee now includes extensive use of mobile technologies. Students who remain enrolled full time in their chosen program and maintain satisfactory academic progress will not have any tuition increases applied to them.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • ECPI University tution will not increase for students who stay enrolled full time in their chosen program through graduation and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Additionally, zero to low interest payment plans are available for those needing funding beyond federal assistance programs.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid184889%————
Grant or scholarship aid82887%$3,972,864$4,798
Federal grants68372%$3,498,156$5,122
Pell grants68272%$3,421,681$5,017
Other federal grants55959%$76,475$137
State/local government grant or scholarships222%$74,395$3,382
Institutional grants or scholarships68372%$400,313$586
Student loan aid73678%$6,178,698$8,395
Federal student loans73477%$5,702,114$7,769
Other student loans11312%$476,584$4,218
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,17657%$23,533,650$3,811
Pell grants4,69543%$18,653,750$3,973
Federal student loans5,40350%$46,472,365$8,601
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$18,375$18,454$19,291
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$17,213$17,477$18,300
$30,001 – $48,000$18,177$18,593$18,877
$48,001 – $75,000$20,764$20,714$21,264
$75,001 – $110,000$22,116$21,767$23,121
$110,001 and more$22,599$22,657$23,113
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment10,932
Undergraduate enrollment10,888
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,386
Graduate enrollment44
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 34%
25 and over: 66%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 59%
Out-of-state: 40%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 39%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants4,0911,3972,694
Percent admitted79%84%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled50%60%44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school recordX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 56%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 48 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 40%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 33%
Female: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 41%
Black or African American: 35%
Hispanic/Latino: 48%
White: 43%
Two or more races: 47%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 14 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2008.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 30%
8-year: 30%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 32%
6-year: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • ECPI University has calculated an additional, alternative graduation rate, which includes all students: full-time, part-time, and transfers. The Full Population Cohort Graduation Rate for Quarter 1 2011 is 47%. This is calculated as the percentage of all degree-seeking students who started in Quarter 1 2011 and have graduated from their programs (diploma, associate, bachelor's) within 150% of normal time to completion.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping0---
Business Administration and Management, General-83d0d-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-2d--
Management Information Systems and Services, Other-51d--
Restaurant/Food Services Management-33d--
Category total0200d0d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-36d32d-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-266d0d-
Computer Programming, Specific Applications-10d--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General23d32d--
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation321--
Network and System Administration/Administrator292d---
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager-51d--
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster228--
Category total320d444d32d-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician0d59d--
Biomedical Technology/Technician0--0
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology166d122d--
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0d0d--
Category total166d181d-0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant85---
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician23---
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician23---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management21d64d--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training---632
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage28---
Medical/Clinical Assistant540--0
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant50---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer44---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse37320d0d-
Surgical Technology/Technologist30---
Category total1,217d84d0d632
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1163d--
Category total1163d--
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef20--3
Culinary Arts/Chef Training181--0
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant---0
Institutional Food Workers0---
Category total201--3
Transportation and Materials Moving
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer0---
Category total0---
Grand total1,9051,07232635
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • ECPI University serves a large number of Veterans and Service members and has several faculty who have served in the military. Many find ECPI's year-round schedule and courses offered in 5-week modules to complement their military training experiences leading to greater success.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1981
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 214
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $12,353
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,665
Full-time students: 87%
Part-time students: 74%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1998 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program1/1/2009 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations600
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate9.8%11.6%15.0%
Number in default653896907
Number in repayment6,6217,7056,043
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)