Education for a New Century
ECU will prepare our students to compete and succeed in the global economy.
ECU students set the pace for 21st-century research and innovation. They’ve helped engineering companies develop marketchanging products. They’ve helped top-notch researchers in their studies to find treatments for diseases. And they’ve made names for themselves in fields of research even before they graduate, such as the students who rediscovered a poisonous frog, last documented in 1924, earning them recognition from National Geographic.
East Carolina shapes tomorrow’s classrooms by preparing more teaching professionals for North Carolina schools than any other university.
The College of Education received the “Teacher Quality Partnership Grant” from the US Department of Education, providing up to $9.4 million over the next five years to improve teacher preparation.
ECU is North Carolina’s leader in distance education, offering more than 60 degrees and certificate programs in subjects such as business, education, health care, and technology.
In partnership with the US State Department and foreign governments, ECU’s innovative Global Classroom is using technology to connect students from around the world to exchange ideas and learn about cultural practices.
Two of the top distance-education programs in the nation are run by ECU’s colleges of nursing and education.
East Carolina is the largest educator of nurses in North Carolina.
ECU’s College of Business is one of only 120 programs worldwide that has been continuously accredited by the AACSB since 1967. The college is also a long-standing member of the Graduate Management Admissions Council. In addition to rigorous instruction in core business disciplines, the college’s innovative curriculum instills leadership virtues in students from the moment they start college.
Construction management and technology systems faculty have created partnerships and, through technological and virtual capabilities, are teaching classes from ECU’s campus to students from countries such as the Netherlands, Brazil, and China.
College of Business graduates in the master of science in accounting program recently ranked 16th in the country on the CPA exam, second in North Carolina, and first among public universities in the state.
From a signet ring linked to the famed “Lost Colony” to an 18thcentury ship associated with Blackbeard the pirate, East Carolina historians, archeologists, and students are discovering and preserving important artifacts from our nation’s history.
The Honors College provides a living-learning community for ECU’s high-caliber students. Students earn renewable, four-year scholarships that allow them to participate in high-quality seminars, research, and service-learning activities. Honors students also have the opportunity to study abroad and network with national leaders.