Elizabeth City State University has been and is an important academic and cultural center for northeast North Carolina and the region. A constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system, ECSU is committed to fulfilling our mission of serving as a valuable resource for building the state's intellectual capital through teaching, research and community outreach.
We are proud of our strong academic programs. ECSU offers twenty-eight baccalaureate degrees and four master's degrees in ten academic departments-Business & Economics; Health & Physical Education; Helen M. Caldwell Department of Education & Psychology; Language, Literature & Communication; Herman G. Cooke Department of Natural Sciences; Mathematics & Computer Science; Pharmacy & Health Professions; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Technology and Visual & Performing Arts. The University has programs that appeal to various interests and fields of study, including the honors program, military science, study abroad and Viking Fellows for education majors.
Our students are exposed to exciting research opportunities that extend their learning beyond textbooks and classrooms. Learning is enhanced by innovative instructional and informational technology. Students may also take advantage of specialized academic support programs. Several of our academic and research initiatives such as the Drug Information Center afford students with opportunities for community service.
The University provides an academically rigorous, stimulating learning environment and a faculty committed to the education of each student. Between 1999 and 2016, ECSU repeatedly earned national acclaim in U.S. News and World Report Magazine's ranking of best colleges in the south. The U.S. News and World Report's 2015 edition of Best Colleges ranked ECSU #2 in the publication's category of Top Public Schools (Regional Colleges in the South). For the fourth consecutive year, Washington Monthly's (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 college issue) ranked ECSU #1 among baccalaureate colleges.
Academic excellence is at the heart of ECSU. Please explore the information in this section of our website to learn more about our academic and research programs.