East Carolina University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,365

5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,817

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.09%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

70.3%

17,099 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

28,962

77.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60.7%

2,545 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), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (248 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (246 degrees).

In 2016, 6,082 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Carolina University. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,407 degrees), 5.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (830 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Carolina University is $4,365, which is $-21,491 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at East Carolina University is $4,365, which is $-21,491 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,817.

In 2016, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,365

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at East Carolina University was $4,365. The cost of tuition at East Carolina University is $-21,491 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$12,817

2016 Value

3.63%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 East Carolina University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,817. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of East Carolina University grew by 3.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,319

Room and Board

$1,254

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Carolina University was of $9,319 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,254. The cost of room and board increased by 5.5% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.62% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at East Carolina University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.09%

2015 Default Rate

301

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at East Carolina University was 5.09%, which represents 301 out of the 5909 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 17,099 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.35% annual growth. Out of those 17,099 applicants, 12,028 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.3% acceptance rate.

There were 28,962 students enrolled at East Carolina University in 2016, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

East Carolina University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

12,028

Accepted Out of 17,099

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of East Carolina University was 70.3% (12,028 admissions from 17,099 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 69%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.35%, while admissions grew by 3.27%.

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SAT Scores

51%

Submission Percentage

2,221

Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at East Carolina University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

East Carolina University has a total enrollment of 28,962 students. The full-time enrollment at East Carolina University is 22,366 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,596. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at East Carolina University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.1% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 5.86% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 2.89% Asian, 0.684% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0898% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at East Carolina University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.4%), followed by White Male (28.8%) and Black or African American Female (9.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Black or African American Female (7.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,962 students. The full-time enrollment at East Carolina University is 22,366 and the part-time enrollment is 6,596. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at East Carolina University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2016 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 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), East Carolina University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    19,732

  2. Black or African American

    4,488

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,696

The enrolled student population at East Carolina University is 68.1% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 5.86% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 2.89% Asian, 0.684% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0898% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 862 students (2.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1466 more women than men received degrees from East Carolina University. The majority of degree recipients at East Carolina University are white (4,407 degrees awarded). There were 5.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (830 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at East Carolina University is Registered Nursing (336 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (248 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (246 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 (49 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (253 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (197 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 Miscellaneous managers (136,084 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (99,229 people), Postsecondary teachers (93,344 people), Physicians & surgeons (75,646 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (64,954 people).

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (49 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (253 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (197 degrees), Physical Sciences (140 degrees), and Human Sciences (156 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (49 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (253 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (197 degrees), Physical Sciences (140 degrees), and Human Sciences (156 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 (185,049 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (177,667 people), Hospitals (145,472 people), Computer Systems Design (95,726 people), and Scientific research & development services (64,525 people).

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (49 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (253 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (197 degrees), Physical Sciences (140 degrees), and Human Sciences (156 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 degrees awarded

  2. 248 degrees awarded

  3. 246 degrees awarded

In 2016, 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,308

  2. 3,774

In 2016, 2,308 degrees were awarded to men at East Carolina University, which is 0.612 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,774).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 237 degrees were awarded to men at East Carolina University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 210 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 312 degrees were awarded to women at East Carolina University in Registered Nursing, which is 13 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 33% of students graduating from East Carolina University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 (66.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at East Carolina University is Female and Asian (66.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.69% of graduates (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,407 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    830 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    286 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Carolina University is white (4,407 degrees awarded). There were 5.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (830 degrees).

1.91% of degree recipients (116 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,722 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,685 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    542 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at East Carolina University is white female (2,722 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,685 degrees).

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Operations

East Carolina University has an endowment valued at nearly $170M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.33M (1.37%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, East Carolina University had a total expenditure of $832M. Of that $832M, they spent $426M on salaries and $832M on benefits.

East Carolina University employs 399 Associate professors, 370 No academic ranks, and 245 Professors. Most academics at East Carolina University are Female No academic ranks (223), Male Associate professors(207), and Female Associate professors (192).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Carolina University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1227 employees, Service, with 593 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 345 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$170M

2015 Endowment

2.59%

growth from 2014

East Carolina University has an endowment valued at about $170M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of East Carolina University grew 2.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $101M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $17.3M - Federal

  2. $10.5M - State

  3. $397k - Local

As of 2015, East Carolina University received $17.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.5M from state grants and contracts, and $397k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$426M

Salary Expenditure

$832M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, East Carolina University had a total expenditure of $832M. Of that $832M, they spent $426M on salaries and $832M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at East Carolina University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$426M

2015 Salaries

0.209%

growth from 2014

In 2015, East Carolina University paid a median of $426M in salaries, which represents 51.2% of their overall expenditure ($832M) and a 0.209% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.08% growth from 2013 and a 4% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$96M

Instructional Salaries

1,240

Number of Employees

In 2015, East Carolina University paid a total of $96M to 1,240 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

399 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1227 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Carolina University were Associate professor with 399 employees; No academic rank with 370 employees; and No academic rank with 245 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Carolina University were Office and Administrative Support with 1,227 employees; Service with 593 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 345 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at East Carolina University was Female No academic rank with 223 employees, Male Associate professor with 207 employees, and Female Associate professor with 192 employees.

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

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