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ECU at a Glance


East Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ECU.

All ECU teacher-education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Colleges and Schools
College of Allied Health Sciences
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
School of Dental Medicine
College of Education

College of Engineering and Technology
College of Fine Arts and Communication
    School of Art and Design
    School of Music
    School of Theatre and Dance
    School of Communication
The Graduate School
College of Health and Human Performance
The Honors College (Does not award degrees)
College of Human Ecology
    School of Social Work
The Brody School of Medicine
College of Nursing

Research and Graduate Studies
Graduate programs are offered in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences; the Brody School of Medicine; and the colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts and Communication, Health and Human Performance, Human Ecology, and Nursing.


Doctor of medicine (MD); doctor of philosophy (PhD) in anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, bioenergetics and exercise science, biomedical physics, coastal resources management, communication sciences and disorders, health psychology, interdisciplinary biological sciences, medical family therapy, microbiology and immunology, nursing, pharmacology and toxicology, physiology, rehabilitation counseling and administration, rhetoric, writing, and professional communication, technology management; doctor of audiology (AuD); doctor of education (EdD) in educational leadership; doctor of physical therapy (DPT); doctor of dental medicine (DMD). ECU also offers a PhD program in nursing.

Master of arts (MA), master of arts in education (MAEd), master of arts in teaching (MAT), master of business administration (MBA), master of construction management (MCM), master of fine arts (MFA), master of library science (MLS), master of music (MM), master of public administration (MPA), master of public health (MPH), master of school administration (MSA), master of science (MS), master of science in accounting (MSA), master of science in environmental health (MSEH), master of science in nursing (MSN), master of science in occupational therapy (MSOT), master of social work (MSW).

Education Specialist
EdS in educational administration and supervision

Certificate of Advanced Study
CAS in school psychology

Bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BS), bachelor of fine arts (BFA), bachelor of music (BM), bachelor of social work (BSW). Discipline-specific BS degrees include accounting, applied physics, business administration, business education, and nursing

• East Carolina University employs nearly 2,050 full-time, part-time, and temporary faculty.

• Faculty and students are supported by more than 3,500 staff members.


Main Campus
More than 400 acres in a residential area of Greenville; more than 4.8 million square feet of academic, research, and residential space in 158 buildings

Health Sciences Campus
About 190 acres with nearly 1.6 million square feet of academic and research space.

West Research Campus
About 850 acres and home to several research and graduate programs.


J. Y. Joyner Library: Holds 1.4 million print volumes; more than 400,000 electronic books; 11,000 DVDs and videos; more than 28,000 CDs and other sound recordings; more than 60,000 online and print journals and other serials; more than 400 databases; 2.5 million pieces of microform; more than 30,000 maps; and special collections, manuscripts, and rare books.

Music Library: A branch of Joyner housing nearly 80,000 items

William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library: Holds a book collection comprising e-books and print volumes totaling over 300,000 titles, and approximately 8,300 print and electronic health sciences related journal titles. Visual programs and anatomical models are available to the university community.


The Department of Athletics cares as much about athletes attending classes as attending practices. The department backs this commitment with extensive academic support services to ensure the success of every student-athlete.

NCAA Division I-A member in all sports

American Athletic Conference member in all sports

Men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field

Women’s sports: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, fast-pitch softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, volleyball

Facilities include the 50,000-seat Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, the 8,000-seat Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum, and the 3,000-seat Clark-LeClair Stadium. The Ward Sports Medicine Building houses the athletics department and the Human Performance Laboratory. Athletes train in the Murphy Center.


East Carolina’s alumni make significant contributions to society. The university has more than 155,000 living alumni. Numbered among them are:

Angela Allen, vice president of IBM Global Technical Sales Enablement

Rick Atkinson, author

Scott Avett, musician (The Avett Brothers) and visual artist

Ronnie Barnes, senior vice president of medical services, New York Giants

Sandra Bullock, actor

Velton Ray Bunch, composer

Lisa Callahan, MD, director of player care, New York Knicks

Brigadier General Jeffrey Clark, director, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Ron Clark, educator and author

Beverly Cox, former director of exhibitions and collections management for the National Portrait Gallery

Cassandra Deck-Brown, chief of police, Raleigh, North Carolina

Janice Faulkner, former North Carolina secretary of revenue and secretary of state

Beth Grant, actor

Bob Grezcyn, former president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Dwayne Harris, National Football League wide receiver

Kelly King, chairman and CEO, BB&T

Seth Maness, Major League Baseball pitcher

James Maynard, founder of Golden Corral restaurants

Vince and Linda McMahon, founders of World Wrestling Entertainment

Robert Morgan, former United States senator

Dan Neil, author

Margaret O'Connor, former New York Times photo editor

Ben Owen III, North Carolina potter

Sandra Mims-Rowe, retired editor of The Daily Oregonian

Ruth Shaw, former president and CEO of Duke Power

Kevin Williamson, screenwriter (The Vampire Diaries, Scream, Dawson's Creek)