Academic Affairs

Welcome to academic affairs


Since 1891, Elizabeth City State University has provided access to an intellectually stimulating, high-quality, affordable education. Our close-knit environment of extraordinary teaching and scholarship graduates students that support all arenas of business.

As a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System, Elizabeth City State University expands upon the System’s mission to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society by combining rigorous teaching and leading research with technology-based instruction and flexible learning modules.


From aviation and mathematics to arts and technology, you are encouraged to explore and grow at ECSU.   


ECSU students enjoy academic flexibility through programs that develop the knowledge they need while preserving the freedom of experiential learning. Through our several distinguished degrees in arts and sciences, selected professional and pre-professional areas and master’s degree programs, across ten colleges and schools, our students are exposed to a global education in an intimate instructional environment. Here’s some proof for you to consider!

  • The student to faculty ratio on campus is 16:1.
  • The only baccalaureate aviation degree program in North Carolina.
  • Over the last decade, ECSU has repeatedly earned national acclaim in U.S. News and World Report Magazine's ranking of best colleges in the south, as well as several other national rankings.
  • Our university support and achievement programs exemplify our commitment to challenge and expose our students to a range of academic, social, cultural and international experiences.


Your path to success at ECSU is designed to achieve the perfect balance between knowledge and personal exploration, ensuring an experience that goes BEYOND EDUCATION. But do not worry, we have some fun here on campus too. Take a look at our array of organizations available to support your college experience and shape you into the type of well-rounded professional.