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Points East Compass Whether it’s meeting the demand for more teachers and healthcare professionals or improving economic conditions and quality of life in the region, East Carolina University has answered the call to serve for more than a century. Today, East Carolina’s bold direction continues to define its region and legacy.

ECU’s service mission and continual commitment to excellence have made the university one of the fastest-growing institutions in the nation. The university boasts a student population of more than 27,000, including more than 21,000 undergraduate students, about 6,000 graduate and doctoral students, and more than 300 medical students. Almost 61 percent of students are females and 39 percent are males. More than 20 percent of students are minorities, and 12 percent are from out of state. The students’ potential, combined with the promise of expanding services such as the East Carolina Heart Institute and the School of Dental Medicine, help ECU make an extraordinary difference in the region and beyond.

Through dedication to research, teaching, service, and leadership, the university will continue to create a bright, bold future.

Tomorrow starts here.