East Carolina University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,452
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,403
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.18%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
87.9%
20,313 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
28,798
74.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65.2%
2,714 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 (356 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (302 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (296 degrees).

In 2020, 7,503 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Carolina University. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,175 degrees), 4.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1087 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Carolina University is $4,452, which is $−24,177 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at East Carolina University is $4,452, which is $−24,177 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,403.

In 2020, 59% of undergraduate students attending East Carolina University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,452
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at East Carolina University was $4,452. The cost of tuition at East Carolina University is $−24,177 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$15,403
2020 Value
13%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 East Carolina University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,403. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of East Carolina University grew by 13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,030
Room and Board
$1,490
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Carolina University was of $10,030 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,490. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.13% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.05% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at East Carolina University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.5% with respect to 2019, when 52% 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.
5.18%
2018 Default Rate
318
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at East Carolina University was 5.18%, which represents 318 out of the 6134 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 20,313 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.6% annual growth. Out of those 20,313 applicants, 17,859 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.9% acceptance rate.

There were 28,798 students enrolled at East Carolina University in 2020, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

East Carolina University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
17,859
Accepted Out of 20,313

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of East Carolina University was 87.9% (17,859 admissions from 20,313 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 78.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 5.6%, while admissions grew by 18%.

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SAT Scores

53%
Submission Percentage
2,212
Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at East Carolina University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

East Carolina University has a total enrollment of 28,798 students. The full-time enrollment at East Carolina University is 21,471 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,327. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at East Carolina University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 7.44% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 0.653% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at East Carolina University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Black or African American Female (9.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Black or African American Female (9.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Carolina University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,798 students. The full-time enrollment at East Carolina University is 21,471 and the part-time enrollment is 7,327. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at East Carolina University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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 (84.5%), 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
    18,708
  2. Black or African American
    4,710
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,144

The enrolled student population at East Carolina University is 65% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 7.44% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 0.653% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 1,055 students (3.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1737 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 (5,175 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1087 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at East Carolina University is Registered Nursing (356 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (302 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (296 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 (83 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (421 degrees), and Human Sciences (186 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 (156,616 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (135,083 people), Marketing managers (66,146 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (63,866 people), and Customer service representatives (62,836 people).

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (83 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (421 degrees), Human Sciences (186 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (206 degrees), and Communications (322 degrees).

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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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (83 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (421 degrees), Human Sciences (186 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (206 degrees), and Communications (322 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 (289,457 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (165,569 people), Computer Systems Design (128,474 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (127,292 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (83,798 people).

The most specialized majors at East Carolina University are Library Science (83 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (421 degrees), Human Sciences (186 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (206 degrees), and Communications (322 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. 356 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 302 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 296 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at East Carolina University was Registered Nursing with 356 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,883
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,620
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,883 degrees were awarded to men at East Carolina University, which is 0.624 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,620).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 287 degrees were awarded to men at East Carolina University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 249 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 406 degrees were awarded to women at East Carolina University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.7 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 40% 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 66% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at East Carolina University is Female and Asian (77.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.55% of graduates (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,175 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,087 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    450 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Carolina University is white (5,175 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1087 degrees).

3% of degree recipients (225 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,184 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,991 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    720 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at East Carolina University is white female (3,184 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,991 degrees).

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Operations

East Carolina University has an endowment valued at nearly $212M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.61M (2.17%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, East Carolina University had a total salary expenditure of $930M. East Carolina University employs 415 Associate professors, 335 Assistant professors, and 264 Professors. Most academics at East Carolina University are Male Associate professors (209), Female Associate professors(206), and Female Assistant professors (191).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Carolina University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1173 employees, Service, with 679 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 439 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$212M
2020 Endowment
0.28%
decline from 2019

East Carolina University has an endowment valued at about $212M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of East Carolina University declined 0.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $90M 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. $25.2M - Federal
  2. $13.8M - State
  3. $331k - Local

As of 2020, East Carolina University received $25.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.8M from state grants and contracts, and $331k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$468M
2020 Salaries
0.452%
growth from 2019

In 2020, East Carolina University paid a median of $468M in salaries, which represents 50.4% of their overall expenditure ($930M) and a 0.452% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.43% growth from 2018 and a 4.25% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$101M
Instructional Salaries
1,218
Number of Employees

In 2020, East Carolina University paid a total of $101M to 1,218 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
415 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1173 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Carolina University were Associate professor with 415 employees; Assistant professor with 335 employees; and Assistant professor with 264 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Carolina University were Office and Administrative Support with 1,173 employees; Service with 679 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 439 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at East Carolina University was Male Associate professor with 209 employees, Female Associate professor with 206 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 191 employees.

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

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