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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 36 baccalaureate degrees (subject to change upon Board of Trustees meeting) and four master's degrees in three academic schools - Arts & Humanities; Business and Economics; Education and Psychology; and Mathematics, Science and Technology. The University has academic programs that appeal to various interests and fields of study, including the honors program, military science, study abroad, Viking Fellows for education majors, and our signature programs - aviation and pharmacy.

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. U.S. News and World Report's "2014 Best Colleges" ranked ECSU #1 among Top Public Schools (Regional Colleges/South). The publication also ranked ECSU #18, among historically black colleges and universities. For the second consecutive year, Washington Monthly ranked ECSU #1among baccalaureate colleges in the publication's annual college guide.

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. Through our pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, our students, our faculty, our region and our state will continue to elevate higher and emerge stronger.