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Elizabeth City State University Earns Top Rankings

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U.S. News and World Report rank

  • U.S. News and Word Report's 2015 edition of Best Colleges ranked Elizabeth City State University #2 in the publication's category of Top Public Schools (Regional Colleges in the South). The publication ranked the university #20 among the 50 Historically Black Colleges and Universities evaluated. Between 1999 and 2014, ECSU repeatedly earned national acclaim in U.S. News and World Report Magazine's ranking of "Best Colleges."  See full article here.
  • ECSU ranked among top 10 HBCUs that retain freshmen.  U.S. News and World Report's 2014 edition of Best Colleges ranked Elizabeth City State University #6 on U. S. News' list of Historically Black Colleges where freshmen are most likely to return. See full article here.
Best Colleges

Washington Monthly rank

  • For the third consecutive year, Washington Monthly ranked ECSU #1 among its baccalaureate colleges. This ranking appears in the 2014 edition of the college rankings guide of Washington Monthly. This guide measures institutions based on their contribution to the public good in three major areas: civic engagement, research and social mobility. See full article here.
  • Ranked #17 Best Bang for the Buck institutions (2015). See full article here.

Other Rankings and Recognitions

Building Green Initiative

Elizabeth City State University ranks #3 among the top, public Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs) in a 2014 survey that analyzes efforts the institutions are taking to effectively manage energy.  The Building Green Initiative at Clark Atlanta University partnered with the North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development to conduct a comprehensive sustainability survey of HBCUs. See full article here.

2015 Military Friendly® School

Elizabeth City State University was named on 2015 Military Friendly® Schools list. ECSU is one of approximately 1,600 Military Friendly® Schools-- institutions that exhibit leading practices to support military students. Read the full article here.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Ranked #1 by for African American production of Masters Degrees in Mathematics. (2014)

College Choice

Ranked #8 by College Choice "Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities" (2015)