Each year, tens of thousands of students enroll in courses at East Carolina University. Some never set foot on campus.
At ECU, distance education is leading the way for an evolving demographic of students—toward flexible online degree programs and brighter futures. ECU is the statewide leader in distance education, and programs continue to grow and evolve based on the needs of working professionals and online learners pursuing bigger opportunities. We are leaders and experts in using technology to deliver top-quality instruction.
ECU distance education students:
of all students were enrolled inat least one online course in 2016,up from
39% the previous year.
were enrolled in online-only courses.
Partnering with WNCT, the college presented the
first TV course that was
offered for credit in the South.
first closed-circuit television class
was scheduled on campus.
The North Carolina Adult Education Association awarded ECU the
Creative and Innovative Program award. Not long after, ECU became one of the first universities in the nation to
develop a master's degree for internet delivery.
ECU offered the
first online master's degree in the nation,
which led to being named by Yahoo in 1998 as the
Most Wired University.
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