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ECU at a Glance

ECU at a Glance


East Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ECU.

All ECU teacher-education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Colleges and Schools
College of Allied Health Sciences
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
School of Dental Medicine
College of Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication
    School of Art and Design
    School of Music
    School of Theatre and Dance
    School of Communication
The Graduate School
College of Health and Human Performance
The Honors College (Does not award degrees)
College of Human Ecology
    School of Social Work
The Brody School of Medicine
College of Nursing
College of Technology and Computer Science

Research and Graduate Studies
Graduate programs are offered in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences; the Brody School of Medicine; and the colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Business, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health and Human Performance, Human Ecology, Nursing, and Technology and Computer Science.


Doctor of medicine (MD); doctor of philosophy (PhD) in anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, bioenergetics and exercise science, biomedical physics, coastal resources management, communication sciences and disorders, health psychology, interdisciplinary biological sciences, medical family therapy, microbiology and immunology, nursing, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology, rehabilitation counseling and administration, technical and professional discourse; doctor of education (EdD) in educational leadership; doctor of physical therapy (DPT); doctor of dental medicine (DMD). ECU also offers a PhD program in nursing, and a joint AuD/PhD degree program in audiology.

Master of arts (MA), master of arts in education (MAEd), master of arts in teaching (MAT), master of business administration (MBA), master of construction management (MCM), master of fine arts (MFA), master of library science (MLS), master of music (MM), master of public administration (MPA), master of public health (MPH), master of school administration (MSA), master of science (MS), master of science in accounting (MSA), master of science in environmental health (MSEH), master of science in nursing (MSN), master of science in occupational therapy (MSOT), master of social work (MSW).

Education Specialist
EdS in counselor education and educational administration and supervision

Certificate of Advanced Study
CAS in school psychology

Bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BS), bachelor of fine arts (BFA), bachelor of music (BM), bachelor of social work (BSW). Discipline-specific BS degrees include accounting, applied physics, business administration, business education, and nursing

• Student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to one.

• The average undergraduate class size is 26 students.

• The full-time faculty at ECU numbers nearly 1,700; approximately 83 percent hold PhDs or other first-professional degrees.

• Faculty and students are supported by more than 3,500 staff members.


Main Campus
About 530 acres in a residential area of Greenville; more than 4.6 million square feet of academic, research, and residential space in 158 buildings

Health Sciences Campus
About 206 acres with nearly 1.3 million square feet of academic and research space in 62 buildings

West Research Campus
About 650 acres with more than 33,000 square feet in seven buildings


J. Y. Joyner Library: Holds more than 1.2 million bound volumes, 2.4 million pieces of mircoform, 535,202 government documents, more than 6,000 periodical subscriptions, and more than 111,000 maps and charts

Music Library: A branch of Joyner housing nearly 80,000 items

Laupus Library: 135,271 bound volumes, 16,393 microform volumes, 735 print periodicals, and more than 6,000 e-journals (held jointly with Joyner Library)


The Department of Athletics cares as much about athletes attending classes as attending practices. The department backs this commitment with extensive academic support services to ensure the success of every student-athlete.

NCAA Division I-A member in all sports

Conference USA member in all sports

Men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field

Women’s sports: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, fast-pitch softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, volleyball

Facilities include the 50,000-seat Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, the 8,000- seat Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum, and the 3,000-seat Clark-Le- Clair Stadium. The Ward Sports Medicine Building (82,095 square feet) houses the athletics department and the Human Performance Laboratory. Athletes train in the Murphy Center.


East Carolina’s alumni make significant contributions to society. The university has more than 123,000 living alumni. Numbered among them are:

Rick Atkinson, Journalist and Author, Three-time Pulitzer Prize Winner
Ronnie Barnes, Vice President of Medical Services, New York Giants
Sandra Bullock, Actor, Academy Award Winner
Velton Ray Bunch, Emmy Award-winning Composer
Lisa Callahan, MD, Medical Staff Director, New York Knicks
Beverly Cox, Director of Collections and Exhibits, The National Portrait Gallery
David Garrard, NFL Player
Bob Greczyn, Former CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Chris Johnson, NFL Player, 2009 Offensive Player of the Year
Kelly King, CEO, BB&T
James Maynard, Founder and CEO, Golden Corral Restaurant
Vince and Linda McMahon, Founders and Chief Executives, World Wrestling Entertainment
Sandra Mims-Rowe, Retired Editor, The Daily Oregonian, Six-time Pulitzer Prize Winner
Dan Neil, The Los Angeles Times, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Gen. Gary L. North, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, USAF
Margaret O’Connor, Former Photo Editor, The New York Times, Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner
Emily Procter, Actor, CSI Miami