East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 28,962
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 5,784 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

East Carolina University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 17,099 applications and 12,028 students were granted admission. East Carolina University is at the #68 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 48% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 51% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT970 to 1130
ACT20 to 24

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

East Carolina University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $20,323 and in-state students paid $4,365.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 75% of East Carolina University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 32% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,402 (which is 0.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at East Carolina University in 2016-2017, was 2,575, which is 61% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,350 (which is 0.9% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, East Carolina University has enrolled a total of 28,962 students (22,366 students full-time and 6,596 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 28,962 students, 1,867 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and 22,969 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 5,993 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 6,526 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 68%

Black/African American: 15%

Hispanic: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Asian: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at East Carolina University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 46% 3,265 524
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 6% 433
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 6% 420 0
Education 5% 377 327
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 290 246
Engineering 4% 271 0
Library Science 1% 98 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 77
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 1% 66
Social Sciences 1% 59 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of East Carolina University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of East Carolina University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,900. Last year, out of the total 5,586 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,251 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 5,676 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,165 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,900 $39,300
Employment Rate 94% 91%
Total Graduates 5,586 5,676

Campus Location

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