Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University, also referred to as ECSU, is located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States. This is a historically black university founded in the year 1891. The North Carolina General Assembly played a vital role in its establishment. It gained university status in the year 1969. ECSU is organized into four degree-granting schools, which are:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education and Psychology
  • School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Elizabeth City State University's athletic teams are better known as the Vikings. The men's teams participate in cross country, track and field, basketball, baseball, golf, and football. The women's teams compete in bowling, basketball, track and field, cross country, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

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Contacting Elizabeth City State

Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Rd
Elizabeth City , NC 27909
General Phone: (252) 335-3400

Elizabeth City State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management90business management, accounting
Education and Teaching75educational administration, mental retardation education, education of learning disabled, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, ...
Liberal Arts62English, political science, sociology, history
Security and Law Enforcement40criminal justice and safety
Science35biology, chemistry, geology, oceanography, physics
Family and Social Work22social work
Therapy and Counseling21psychology
Media20communication studies
Music10music, music management
Design7graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering7computer science
Engineering Technician7industrial tech, engineering technician
Fine Arts6fine arts
Mathematics5mathematics, applied mathematics
Transportation4aviation tech

Number of programs and degrees for Elizabeth City State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38937
Master's degree224

Elizabeth City State Student Body

Elizabeth City State is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Elizabeth City State had a total enrollment of 3,061 students (2,981 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 20%
Black 75%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 27%
22-24 15%
25-29 7%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina82%
New York1%
New Jersey1%
Washington, DC1%

Elizabeth City State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %

Elizabeth City State Room and Board (2007)

Elizabeth City State offers campus housing for 1,735 of its 2,981 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Elizabeth City, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

Elizabeth City State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal370460
SAT Math380470
SAT Writing360450
ACT Verbal1218
ACT Math1518
ACT Composite1419

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Elizabeth City State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,922
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,936
Room and board $ 5,300
Room charge $ 4,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,092
Books and supplies $ 600
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Elizabeth City State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 292600)

Elizabeth City State Faculty

Elizabeth City State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4124
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2917

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
No academic rankcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*4$73,754

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year23$82,01311$87,648
Associate professoracademic year25$73,72614$70,381
Assistant professoracademic year26$61,16913$66,762
Instructoracademic year2*2*
Lectureracademic year9$64,6683$63,846
No academic rankacademic year17$58,64410$58,925
All faculty totalacademic year102$68,65653$69,955

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Elizabeth City State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Track Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01616

Elizabeth City State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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What Sets Elizabeth City State Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Elizabeth City State Dorm rooms per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Elizabeth City State Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Elizabeth City State % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Elizabeth City State Minority % of student body
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Elizabeth City State % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Elizabeth City State % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Elizabeth City State % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in science
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Top 18%Elizabeth City State % of degrees in science
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 18%Elizabeth City State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Elizabeth City State % of degrees in music
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 20%Elizabeth City State Salaries of full-time faculty

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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