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Thomas ConwayWelcome to Elizabeth City State University!

Since 1891, Elizabeth City State University has proudly served students from around the country, across the state, and most notably from northeastern North Carolina.   ECSU's commitment to providing access to an intellectually stimulating, high-quality, affordable education in an ideal campus setting will continue to serve as its hallmark.

Consistently, ECSU has earned top rankings in college guides and national publications. Our latest rankings – #1 in Washington Monthly's Best Baccalaureate Colleges (2015) and #2 in U.S. News and World Report's (2016) Top Public Schools (Regional Colleges in the South) – are noteworthy accomplishments. Moreover, our recent recognition on the list of the 2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Best Bet for Vets brings deserved attention to ECSU's keen focus on distinctive approaches to providing college access to a broad community of learners. 

With 24 undergraduate degree offerings and four graduate degree programs, flexible study options and research opportunities are limitless. Students' participation in honor societies, creative endeavors, musical ensembles, CIAA sports, clubs, and student life activities all enhance their personal growth and leadership development. New technology-enhanced learning initiatives also give ECSU students a competitive advantage in the 21st century marketplace.

We are pleased that you stopped by for a virtual tour and we invite you to visit our beautiful 222-acre campus. You'll find that our dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners make ECSU a great university.


Dr. Thomas E. H. Conway, Chancellor

Elizabeth City State University
335 Marion D. Thorpe Administration Building
1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Telephone: (252) 335-3228 • Fax: (252) 335-3731
Email: chancellor@ecsu.edu