• Chancellors Office

a message from the chancellor

Welcome to Elizabeth City State University!

For more than 125 years, Elizabeth City State University has proudly served as a premiere institution offering a wide variety of academic programs and services, fostering intellectual growth and critical thinking skills inside and outside of the classroom, and providing a nurturing campus environment that supports today’s diverse student. We boast about our one-of-a-kind, dedicated and highly-qualified faculty and staff members, who take pride in inspiring and preparing our students to become tomorrow’s leaders and to make an impact on the community, the state, and the world.

This is ECSU. Come to Discover. Leave to Conquer. 

The ECSU family is proud of its legacy and the rich history that has fortified this city and become a beacon for the future of Northeastern region of the state. With 20,000+ alumni and growing partnerships with community and business organizations, we are committed to leading the way in education and innovation, expanding our reach, and improving the economic strength of North Carolina.

With 30 undergraduate degree offerings and four graduate degree programs, research opportunities and study abroad options, the possibilities for our students are endless. Students can participate in cultural and social activities and clubs, join organizations and honor societies, and become involved in sports, arts, music, and other creative opportunities that enhance their personal growth and leadership skills. New technology-enhanced learning initiatives – like our Drone Technology and Aviation programs – give ECSU students a competitive advantage in the 21st century marketplace.

We are proud to be home of NC Promise – a statewide initiative designed to increase educational access, reduce student debt and grow the state’s economy. This fall, ECSU will be one of three state universities that will welcome its first class of students who will benefit from the lower tuition rate and the opportunity to graduate with less debt. Our commitment to access and affordability for higher education will remain a critical part of our mission.

As we head towards a new direction, ECSU continues to earn top rankings in college guides and national publications. Recently, we were ranked #19 in the nation among top ranking HBCUs by BestColleges.com, named a Top 25 HBCU in the nation by Niche.com and received “Gold Status” recognition for three consecutive years as a “Military Friendly” school in the Military Times Best Colleges 2018 list.

This is a great time to be a Viking! We are transforming and heading towards greater possibilities. Welcome to Elizabeth City State University.

Viking Pride

Dr. Karrie G. Dixon