East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of nearly 28,000 students and more than 5,000 faculty and staff. Whether it’s meeting the demand for more teachers and healthcare professionals or improving economic conditions and quality of life in the region, East Carolina University has answered the call to serve for more than a century. Today, East Carolina’s bold direction continues to define its region and legacy. The institution has a wide range of academic programs, professional schools, and colleges including the Brody School of Medicine, which is recognized as one of the top medical schools in rural and primary care medicine in the nation, and the new School of Dental Medicine with the first class of students beginning fall 2011. Visit the campus web site, www.ecu.edu, for further information about the institution.
ECU combines the rich tradition of college life with the energy and innovation of a doctoral research university. This combination allows students and faculty to enjoy the benefits and resources of a large research university in an atmosphere more typical of a smaller college. The university attracts many outstanding individuals and provides a high level of interaction between faculty and students at all levels, from undergraduate to graduate and professional. Many graduates of the university attribute their collegiate and personal success to ECU’s combination of academic rigor and individual support.
The University is located in Greenville, the educational, commercial, medical and cultural center of the historic coastal plains of eastern North Carolina. The city has a population of nearly 85,000 with an additional 80,000+ population in Pitt County. The area is approximately midway between the metropolitan Raleigh-Durham area and the beautiful Outer Banks. More information about the area is available through the website, www.greenvillenc.org, of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.
With a mission of teaching, research, and service, East Carolina University is a dynamic institution connecting people and ideas, finding solutions to problems, and seeking the challenges of the future.
Facts about East Carolina University:
- Established: 1907
- Living Alumni: 123,000+
- Location: Greenville, North Carolina
- Accreditation: Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- Faculty: Nearly 1,700 full-time faculty; approximately 83 percent hold PhDs or other first-professional degrees.
- Staff: More than 3,500 staff members
- Students: 27,000+ (fall 2011)
East Carolina University. Tomorrow starts here.