Topics: East Carolina University

Location: Greenville, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1907

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 26,887

Undergraduate enrollment: 21,508

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2011): 15,320

Acceptance Rate: 73.4 percent

Graduation rate (after four years, 2010): 31 percent

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $6,143

Sports nickname: Pirates


New report reveals progress and problems in NC public schools

The annual North Carolina public schools accountability report was released Thursday — prompting discussions about how the education system should move forward. 

Meet the new ECU

 East Carolina University’s new look is due in part to Chancellor Cecil Staton – and the university’s growing national acclaim. 

UNC-system happenings for April 28, 2017

Liza Wieland, an English professor at East Carolina University, was recently awarded the prestigious Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction by the Fellowship of Southern Writers — a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and recognizing emerging literature from the American South. 

Search for East Carolina’s next chancellor begins

The search for the next East Carolina University chancellor has begun but not without some hurdles.

ECU rids campus of riots this Halloween

Destroyed vehicles and tear gas colored Greenville’s Halloween last year after a riot broke out at a student apartment complex, but this year the city attracted less destructive crowds.

UNC-system happenings for August 18

400 middle schoolers to explore STEM fields at N.C. A&T

Middle school minority boys will be working with local innovators at N.C.

Board of Governors discontinues 46 degree programs across UNC system


Thursday morning, the Board of Governors educational planning committee voted to discontinue 46 degree programs across the UNC-System, including one at UNC, Human Biology.

Association of Student Governments wraps up for year

In the final meeting of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments this academic year, N.C. State University’s Zack King was sworn in as the next president — beginning his tenure as the student representative on the UNC Board of Governors.

Professor Gene Nichol says politics caused the poverty center's closing


Gene Nichol is a man who won’t be moved.

ECU’s medical school battles budget cuts

East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine isn’t likely to close in the next five years as ECU’s chancellor remarked in early February — but financial hardships remain a problem for the school as budget cuts pile up.

UNC-system happenings for Feb. 4, 2015

Part of an update on UNC-system schools. 

UNC-system happenings for Jan. 21, 2015

Part of an update on UNC-system schools.

UNC-system happenings for Nov. 25, 2014

Appalachian State University has experienced three student deaths this semester — two of which happened in the last 11 days.

UNC-system happenings for Oct. 15, 2014

Jean-Michel Cousteau, a distinguished underwater explorer, called for action to protect endangered ocean resources at a recent lecture he gave at East Carolina University.

UNC-system happenings for Sept. 8, 2014

Winston-Salem State University might have a new chancellor in less than a week.

Franklin Street welcomes Sup Dogs


People on Franklin Street lined up out the door of Sup Dogs, the Greenville-based restaurant which opened Monday. 

East Carolina University senior runs for state office

East Carolina University senior Uriah Ward is running for the state House of Representatives seat in his district, a democrat taking on the race in a historically red corner of the map.

UNC-system happenings, Feb. 24

Appalachian State University recently ranked 11th in on-campus drug arrests and 28th in on-campus alcohol arrests among universities nationwide, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education published last month.

ECU ends tenure hiring for librarians

As of November, there are only five UNC-system schools hiring librarians on tenure — and administrators at East Carolina University, the latest to stop doing so, say they will use UNC-CH’s hiring system as a model.

Potential funding losses for the Association of Student Governments

Once again, members of the UNC-system Association of Student Governments are considering a move to stop funding the association.