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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,323 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
17,099 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
77.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,545 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at East Carolina University is $4,365, which is $2,626 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,323, which is 465% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,947 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

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.

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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.

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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, 0.68% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at East Carolina University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.2%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.01%), followed by White Male (2.36%) and Black or African American Female (0.71%).

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In 2016, 1,466 more women than men graduated from East Carolina University. The majority of students graduating from East Carolina University are White. These 4,407 graduates mean that there were 5.31 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 830 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at East Carolina University is Registered Nursing with 336 graduates, followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 248 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 246 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at East Carolina University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Library Science, with 49 graduates, followed by Engineering Technologies with 253 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 197 graduates.


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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 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, East Carolina University had a total expenditure of $832M. Of that $832M, they spent $426M on salaries and $109M on benefits.

East Carolina University employs 429 Associate professors, 364 No academic ranks, and 227 Professors. Most academics at East Carolina University are Male Associate professors (231), Female No academic ranks (214), and Female Associate professors (198).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Carolina University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1,229 employees, Service, with 571 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 331 employees.



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