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IPEDS ID: 198507
OPE ID: 00292600
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Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
General information:  (252) 335-3400
Website:  www.ecsu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,677 (1,636 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Admissionsecsu.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlineecsu.edu/admissions/apply_online.html
Financial Aidecsu.edu/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.ecsu.edu/administration/chancellor/enrollment-management-retention/financial-aid/2018-net-price-calculator/npcalc.htm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.ecsu.edu/veterans/
Disability Serviceswww.ecsu.edu/current-students/student-affairs/counseling-testing/students_with_special_needs.html
Mission Statement
  Elizabeth City State University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, offers baccalaureate, graduate, and professional programs for a diverse student body. The institution's rich heritage provides a firm foundation for its educational endeavors, as well as its role in serving the needs and aspirations of individuals and society.

Through teaching, research, and community engagement, Elizabeth City State University provides a student-centered environment, delivered in a manner that enhances student learning, while preparing its graduates for leadership roles and lifelong learning. The university is also a leader in facilitating sustainable economic growth, while safeguarding the unique culture and natural resources of the region.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty9619
Instructional9619
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$4,657$4,889$4,986$3,194-35.9%
Out-of-state$17,010$17,860$18,130$7,194-60.3%
Books and supplies$362$362$480$5004.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,642$7,479$7,890$7,9160.3%
Other$1,000$1,000$2,540$1,350-46.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,642$7,479$7,890$7,524-4.6%
Other$1,643$1,500$3,040$1,350-55.6%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,643$1,500$3,040$1,350-55.6%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
On Campus$13,661$13,730$15,896$12,960-18.5%
Off Campus$14,304$14,230$16,396$12,568-23.3%
Off Campus with Family$6,662$6,751$8,506$5,044-40.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$26,014$26,701$29,040$16,960-41.6%
Off Campus$26,657$27,201$29,540$16,568-43.9%
Off Campus with Family$19,015$19,722$21,650$9,044-58.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$3,375
In-state fees$2,194
Out-of-state tuition$16,437
Out-of-state fees$2,194
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid133899%————
Grant or scholarship aid33498%$3,775,361$11,303
Federal grants25174%$1,384,596$5,516
Pell grants25174%$1,288,281$5,133
Other federal grants6118%$96,315$1,579
State/local government grant or scholarships29286%$1,418,948$4,859
Institutional grants or scholarships29185%$971,817$3,340
Student loan aid21764%$1,033,003$4,760
Federal student loans21663%$982,203$4,547
Other student loans72%$50,800$7,257
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,171$10,832,080$9,250
Pell grants898$4,388,208$4,887
Federal student loans867$5,152,884$5,943
  • 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 paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$3,156$2,304$3,412
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$2,187$809$1,551
$30,001 – $48,000$3,119$942$3,156
$48,001 – $75,000$5,446$5,155$5,850
$75,001 – $110,000$8,928$7,780$8,364
$110,001 and more$8,418$7,555$8,962
  • 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), 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 2018
Total enrollment1,677
Undergraduate enrollment1,636
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment184
Graduate enrollment41
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 70%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 17%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 83%
25 and over: 17%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 72%
Out-of-state: 24%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 4%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 20%
Part-time: 80%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 63%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 39%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,4869961,490
Percent admitted59%54%63%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%33%26%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT29871%
ACT11026%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing450520
SAT Math440520
ACT Composite1720
ACT English1519
ACT Math1619
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: 73%
Part-time students: 25%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 42%
Transfer-out rate: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out 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 are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 16%
6-year: 37%
8-year: 39%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 31%
Female: 51%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Black or African American: 45%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 39%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 39%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 40%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 17%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 58%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 56%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 61%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 61%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • 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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General248
Category total248
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting5-
Business Administration and Management, General26-
Category total31-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Category total3-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science14-
Category total14-
Education
Art Teacher Education0-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Chemistry Teacher Education0-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-8
Elementary Education and Teaching70d
History Teacher Education0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching2-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching10-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching11-
Special Education and Teaching, General0-
Category total308d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other5-
Category total5-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General8-
Category total8-
History
History, General11-
Category total11-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies34-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management0-
Category total34-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General0-
Mathematics, General61
Category total61
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General13d-
Category total13d-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management12-
Category total14-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1-
Category total1-
Psychology
Psychology, General9-
Category total9-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work9-
Category total9-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General1-
Sociology13-
Category total14-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General3-
Category total3-
Visual and Performing Arts
Digital Arts0-
Graphic Design7-
Music Management0-
Music, General9-
Category total16-
Grand total24517
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 80
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
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: $2,984
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
Basketball1314
Bowling9
Football89
Golf6
Softball11
Tennis8
Track and Field, X-Country811
Volleyball12
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1947)12/07/2021
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (07/01/2007 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (01/01/1992)12/20/2016
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/133401.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession542
Drug law violations271115
Liquor law violations1110
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession421
Drug law violations13810
Liquor law violations1100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape114
Fondling103
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault371
Burglary172315
Motor vehicle theft012
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape104
Fondling101
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault160
Burglary142015
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate16.3%13.5%18.1%
Number in default111106164
Number in repayment678781903
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)