East Carolina University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,452
2022 Average Net Price
$14,410
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.72%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
92.3%
21,383 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
27,151
75.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
65.1%
2,773 Graduates

About

East Carolina University is a higher education institution located in Pitt County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at East Carolina University were Registered Nursing (374 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (282 degrees), and Public Health Education & Promotion (274 degrees).

In 2022, 6,984 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Carolina University. 63.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,744 degrees), 4.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1,056 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Carolina University is $4,452, which is $−25,698 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at East Carolina University is $4,452, which is $−25,698 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,410.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending East Carolina University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,452
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at East Carolina University was $4,452. The cost of tuition at East Carolina University is $−25,698 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$14,410
2022 Value
2.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 East Carolina University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,410. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of East Carolina University grew by 2.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,450
Room and Board
$1,546
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Carolina University was of $10,450 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.1% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,546. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.44% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at East Carolina University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.28% with respect to 2021, when 61% 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.
1.72%
2019 Default Rate
110
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at East Carolina University was 1.72%, which represents 110 out of the 6409 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 21,383 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.35% annual growth. Out of those 21,383 applicants, 19,744 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.3% acceptance rate.

There were 27,151 students enrolled at East Carolina University in 2022.

East Carolina University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
19,744
Accepted Out of 21,383

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of East Carolina University was 92.3% (19,744 admissions from 21,383 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.35%, while admissions declined by −3.97%..

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Enrollment

East Carolina University had a total enrollment of 27,151 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at East Carolina University is 20,393 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,758. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at East Carolina University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Two or More Races, 2.85% Asian, 0.527% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.107% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at East Carolina University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.6%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Black or African American Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Carolina University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,151 students. The full-time enrollment at East Carolina University is 20,393 and the part-time enrollment is 6,758. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at East Carolina University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2022 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 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), East Carolina University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    17,239 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    4,445 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,265 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at East Carolina University is 63.5% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 8.34% Hispanic or Latino, 3.43% Two or More Races, 2.85% Asian, 0.527% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.107% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 1,071 students (3.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,864 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 (4,744 degrees awarded). There were 4.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1056 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at East Carolina University is Registered Nursing (374 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (282 degrees) and Public Health Education & Promotion (274 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (66 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (405 degrees), and Biology (406 degrees).

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 Physicians (457,486 people), Other managers (202,355 people), Postsecondary teachers (187,252 people), Other Physical Scientists (162,282 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (108,741 people).

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University in 2022 are Library Science (66 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (405 degrees), Biology (406 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees), and Physical Sciences (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (66 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (405 degrees), Biology (406 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees), and Physical Sciences (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Carolina University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (555,169 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (421,775 people), Elementary & secondary schools (279,733 people), Offices of physicians (228,017 people), and Scientific research & development services (197,808 people).

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (66 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (405 degrees), Biology (406 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (161 degrees), and Physical Sciences (107 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 374 degrees awarded
  2. 282 degrees awarded
  3. 274 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at East Carolina University was Registered Nursing with 374 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,560
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,424
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,560 degrees were awarded to men at East Carolina University, which is 0.579 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,424).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 280 degrees were awarded to men at East Carolina University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 228 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 432 degrees were awarded to men at East Carolina University in Registered Nursing, which is 11.7 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 42% of students graduating from East Carolina University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at East Carolina University is Female and Asian (78.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.77% of graduates (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,744 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,056 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    431 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Carolina University is white (4,744 degrees awarded). There were 4.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1056 degrees).

2.56% of degree recipients (179 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,985 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,759 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    718 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at East Carolina University is white female (2,985 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1759 degrees).

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Operations

East Carolina University employs 406 Associate professors, 311 Assistant professors and 259 Professors. Most academics at East Carolina University are Male Associate professor (205), Female Associate professor (201), and Female Assistant professor (186).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Carolina University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 579 employees, Service, with 455 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 347 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $44.2M - Federal
  2. $6.92M - State
  3. $533k - Local

As of 2022, East Carolina University received $44.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.92M from state grants and contracts, and $533k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$456M
2022 Salaries
1.65%
growth from 2021

In 2022, East Carolina University paid a median of $456M in salaries, a 1.65% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$101M
Instructional Salaries
1,160
Number of Employees

In 2022, East Carolina University paid a total of $101M to 1,160 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
406 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
579 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Carolina University were Associate professor with 406 employees, Assistant professor with 311 employees, and Professor with 259 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Carolina University were Office and Administrative Support with 579 employees, Service with 455 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 347 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at East Carolina University was Male Associate professor with 205 employees, Female Associate professor with 201 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 186 employees.

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

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