East Carolina University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,452
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,635
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.15%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.7%
19,235 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
28,651
75.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.5%
2,575 Graduates

About

East Carolina University is a higher education institution located in Pitt County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at East Carolina University were Registered Nursing (336 degrees awarded), Public Health Education & Promotion (318 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (277 degrees).

In 2019, 6,932 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Carolina University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,885 degrees), 4.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1024 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Carolina University is $4,452, which is $−24,048 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at East Carolina University is $4,452, which is $−24,048 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,635.

In 2019, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,452
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at East Carolina University was $4,452. The cost of tuition at East Carolina University is $−24,048 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,635
2019 Value
0.808%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 East Carolina University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,635. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of East Carolina University grew by 0.808%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,354
Room and Board
$1,432
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Carolina University was of $10,354 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,432. The cost of room and board increased by 5.28% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.65% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at East Carolina University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.96% with respect to 2018, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.15%
2017 Default Rate
305
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at East Carolina University was 5.15%, which represents 305 out of the 5922 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

East Carolina University received 19,235 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.92% annual growth. Out of those 19,235 applicants, 15,141 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.7% acceptance rate.

There were 28,651 students enrolled at East Carolina University in 2019, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

East Carolina University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
15,141
Accepted Out of 19,235

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of East Carolina University was 78.7% (15,141 admissions from 19,235 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 82.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 9.92%, while admissions grew by 5.26%.

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SAT Scores

55%
Submission Percentage
2,417
Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at East Carolina University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

East Carolina University has a total enrollment of 28,651 students. The full-time enrollment at East Carolina University is 21,752 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,899. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at East Carolina University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.1% White, 15.9% Black or African American, 6.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.39% Two or More Races, 2.74% Asian, 0.639% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at East Carolina University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Female (9.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.9%), followed by White Male (22.6%) and Black or African American Female (9.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,651 students. The full-time enrollment at East Carolina University is 21,752 and the part-time enrollment is 6,899. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at East Carolina University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at East Carolina University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), East Carolina University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18,933
  2. Black or African American
    4,561
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,937

The enrolled student population at East Carolina University is 66.1% White, 15.9% Black or African American, 6.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.39% Two or More Races, 2.74% Asian, 0.639% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,019 students (3.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1618 more women than men received degrees from East Carolina University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at East Carolina University is white (4,885 degrees awarded). There were 4.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1024 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at East Carolina University is Registered Nursing (336 degrees awarded), followed by Public Health Education & Promotion (318 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (277 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at East Carolina University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (76 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (354 degrees), and Human Sciences (178 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Other managers (110,509 people), Postsecondary teachers (91,608 people), Software developers (79,396 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (77,730 people), and Physicians (75,604 people).

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (76 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (354 degrees), Human Sciences (178 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (194 degrees), and Physical Sciences (142 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (76 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (354 degrees), Human Sciences (178 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (194 degrees), and Physical Sciences (142 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Elementary & secondary schools (211,999 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (189,429 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (130,588 people), Computer Systems Design (95,199 people), and Scientific research & development services (63,850 people).

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (76 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (354 degrees), Human Sciences (178 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (194 degrees), and Physical Sciences (142 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by East Carolina University.
Most Common
  1. 336 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 318 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 277 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at East Carolina University was Registered Nursing with 336 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,657
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,275
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,657 degrees were awarded to men at East Carolina University, which is 0.622 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,275).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 255 degrees were awarded to men at East Carolina University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.31 times more than the 194 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 309 degrees were awarded to women at East Carolina University in Registered Nursing, which is 11.4 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% of students graduating from East Carolina University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at East Carolina University is Female and Asian (78.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.25% of graduates (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,885 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,024 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    399 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Carolina University is white (4,885 degrees awarded). There were 4.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1024 degrees).

2.39% of degree recipients (166 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,996 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,889 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    663 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at East Carolina University is white female (2,996 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,889 degrees).

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Operations

East Carolina University has an endowment valued at nearly $213M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.79M (4.13%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, East Carolina University had a total salary expenditure of $922M. East Carolina University employs 428 Associate professors, 376 Assistant professors, and 276 Professors. Most academics at East Carolina University are Female Assistant professors (226), Male Associate professors(217), and Female Associate professors (211).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Carolina University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1219 employees, Service, with 673 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 470 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$213M
2019 Endowment
5.88%
growth from 2018

East Carolina University has an endowment valued at about $213M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of East Carolina University grew 5.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $98.4M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $22.1M - Federal
  2. $11.8M - State
  3. $214k - Local

As of 2019, East Carolina University received $22.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.8M from state grants and contracts, and $214k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$466M
2019 Salaries
3.43%
growth from 2018

In 2019, East Carolina University paid a median of $466M in salaries, which represents 50.6% of their overall expenditure ($922M) and a 3.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.25% growth from 2017 and a 3.74% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$108M
Instructional Salaries
1,283
Number of Employees

In 2019, East Carolina University paid a total of $108M to 1,283 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
428 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1219 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Carolina University were Associate professor with 428 employees; Assistant professor with 376 employees; and Assistant professor with 276 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Carolina University were Office and Administrative Support with 1,219 employees; Service with 673 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 470 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at East Carolina University was Female Assistant professor with 226 employees, Male Associate professor with 217 employees, and Female Associate professor with 211 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at East Carolina University.

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