Welcome to the Elizabeth City State University website. Since 1891, ECSU has been the source of and the foundation for outstanding achievements. We are extremely proud of our rich heritage, and we treasure the opportunity to provide students with an educational experience that turns dreams into reality!
ECSU has evolved from a teachers college into a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system offering 37 baccalaureate degrees and four master's degrees. We are known for our outstanding signature programs - pharmacy and aviation. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to maintaining the integrity and value of higher education. Our campus has grown by leaps and bounds and is a reflection of our top-quality faculty and staff, high-achieving students, loyal alumni, and supportive constituents.
In the 2012 "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, ECSU ranked third among Top Public Baccalaureate Colleges in the South and 14th among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ECSU also ranked Number 1 among baccalaureate colleges in Washington Monthly's 2012 college rankings. In citing ECSU, Washington Monthly editors touted the graduation rate of students, along with the cost of attending. What remarkable "points of pride!" These rankings speak volumes about the holistic college experience we provide for our students and about the importance of ECSU as an academic, cultural and economic engine for northeastern North Carolina.
Please visit our website often to explore and learn about the wide range of programs, activities and events available for our students. Many of our offerings are open to the public, and you are invited to take advantage of them. Exciting cultural and sporting events and informative lectures and seminars are great reasons for you to visit our beautiful, tree-lined campus.
At ECSU, we are working each day to prepare our students to be leaders and productive members of society. Community service and a global outlook are encouraged among our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Through research, outreach and technology, ECSU is having a positive impact across the globe, and as we continue our commitment to our mission, the University, the region and the state will continue to elevate higher and emerge stronger.
Charles L. Becton, Interim Chancellor