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College Facts

College Size and Enrollment
We are the top producer of new nurses among North Carolina’s four-year educational institutions.

  • 1,200 students enrolled across all degree programs
  • 135 faculty members
  • 35 staff members

NCLEX Pass Rates
Our bachelor of science in nursing graduates consistently earn a 95-percent—or higher—first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

NLN Center of Excellence
We have been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing three times: 2008–2011, 2011–2015 and 2015–2020.

The U.S. News & World Report consistently names the college as one of the top distance-education programs in the country. In 2016 our online master’s of science in nursing programs ranked 23rd in the nation. In 2014, they ranked 2nd in the country among programs for veterans.

The college’s location on the ECU Health Sciences Campus provides students and faculty ready access to interprofessional activities in education, research, and practice.

The 303,000-square-foot Health Sciences Building was built in 2006 and houses the College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences, and Laupus Health Sciences Library. The $60 million building has eight simulation labs where students learn patient care techniques using technologies such as a fully functioning operating room and computerized manikins.

The college has more than 8,500 alumni, including Pirate Nurses practicing in every state in the nation.

Download our fact sheet for more information about the College of Nursing.