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ECU advances in rank

(Sept. 13, 2002)   —   East Carolina University has moved up one level in the annual rankings of colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report.

This year, ECU is listed in the third tier of national doctoral universities. Only 249 universities nationwide – those that offer the doctoral degree in a variety of disciplines and emphasize research by their faculty members – are included in the classification.

ECU was ranked in that category for the first time last year and was listed in the fourth tier.

Chancellor William V. Muse said, "To move up in so short a time reflects the progress we are making as we emerge as a true national university. The higher ranking is a tribute to our faculty and students and provides a good indicator that we are headed in the right direction."

The other public universities in North Carolina included in the national doctoral group are UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State and UNC-Greensboro.

The magazine’s college guide issue will be available Monday (Sept. 16) at newsstands.


Contact: ECU News Bureau | 252-328-6481