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See which majors are most popular at ECU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at ECU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at ECU.
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For a century, East Carolina University has served the people of North Carolina and the nation. From modest beginnings as a school for training teachers, ECU has grown to become an emerging national research university with an enrollment of over 27,000 students. East Carolina offers 100 bachelor’s degrees, 77 master’s degrees, 73 graduate certificates, 15 research/scholarship doctoral degrees, and 6 professional practce doctoral degrees. With a mission of teaching, research, and service, East Carolina University is a dynamic institution connecting people and ideas, finding solutions to problems, and seeking the challenges of the future.
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Greenville and surrounding Pitt County are located in the north central coastal plain region of Eastern North Carolina, approximately 85 miles east of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina. Greenville is approximately 87 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and approximately 265 miles south of our nation's capital, Washington, DC.
Greenville and Pitt County have emerged as the commercial, cultural, educational and medical hub of Eastern North Carolina. Greenville has grown into a thriving small metropolitan city of over 80,000; Pitt County has a total population of 156,000.
Much of Greenville-Pitt County’s growth is attributed to East Carolina University, the state’s third largest and fastest growing university. East Carolina University is an engine of economic development for the region and state. Each year, the university generates over $2 billion for the state's economy. Through education, research and community engagement, East Carolina continues to develop new ideas and establish new relationships that will contribute to further economic growth.