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 in
at least one online course in 2016,
up from 39% the previous year.
were enrolled in online-only
Partnering with WNCT, the college presented the first TV course that was offered for credit in the South.
The 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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