ECU has answered the call to serve North Carolina for 113 years. Founded as a teachers college, today ECU is the only public university in the state with a dental school, medical school, and college of engineering. Opportunities for our almost 29,000 students are vast – from conducting research along the NC coast to studying in the hills of Tuscany; from cheering for the Pirates in exciting athletic competitions to performing in our acclaimed fine arts programs. ECU is committed to student success, serving the public, and leading regional transformation. These are not just slogans; they are at the core of the university. ECU’s motto is Servire, “service,” and its faculty, staff, and students live by this creed every day.
students enrolled, Fall 2019
producer of medical graduates who practice in NC
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The five-year Strategic Plan calls on the UNC System to achieve ambitious goals. Progress toward these goals and metrics will be achieved through the hard work and commitment of institutional leaders, faculty, and staff.
East Carolina will be a national leader as a “best value” in undergraduate and graduate education while minimizing student debt and cultivating an institutional culture of timely graduation. ECU has identified the following metrics for the “Prioritize” category: low-income enrollments; rural enrollments; low-income completions; five-year graduation rates; and research productivity.
Take a 360-degree tour of each of our 16 universities, either on your desktop, laptop, phone, VR headset, or through the GEAR UP NC VR app. The GEAR UP NC VR app is the first of its kind, and the largest VR project for social good to date. This marks the first time a university system has used the technology across all of its institutions.