Topics: Elizabeth City State University

Location: Elizabeth City, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1891

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 1,867

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,805

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2014): 1,508

Acceptance rate: 49 percent

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (fall 2014): $1,387.99

Sports nickname: Vikings


UNC-system happenings for March 30

See what's new in three of the UNC-system schools.

UNC-system happenings for Feb. 1, 2016

New chancellor announced at Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University welcomed a new chancellor last week.

Historically black colleges and universities in NC grapple with low graduation rates


Picture the first day of class.

UNC System Happenings Jan. 13

Thomas Conway began his tenure as the interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University Jan. 1 following his predecessor's sudden resignation.

Board of Governors talks budget, public service awards at Oct. 30 meeting

For the first time in weeks, the UNC-system Board of Governors did little to make the news.

Online education expands opportunities

With 39 percent of students in the UNC-system having taken at least one online course in the 2013-14 academic year, some say online education is a promising tool for college education.

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.

New chancellor chosen to transform Elizabeth City State

The UNC Board of Governors on Thursday tapped a new chancellor for Elizabeth City State University as system leaders look to turn around the troubled campus.

Elizabeth City State sees a stable financial future

As the search for a new chancellor at Elizabeth City State University continues, UNC-system leaders are simultaneously working to devise new strategies for the struggling school.

ECSU may cut history program

As UNC-system schools continue to make tough decisions in a difficult financial climate, Elizabeth City State University is considering discontinuing its history program — a move that could be virtually unprecedented for a public university.

ECSU crime report had holes

A report published earlier this month concluded that Elizabeth City State University “was substantially out of compliance” with federal regulations for campus security in May 2013, when city law enforcement discovered a total of 127 reports of crime uninvestigated by campus police.

ECSU student King wins council election

Montravias King, an Elizabeth City State University senior, has unofficially won the seat for council member in Elizabeth City’s fourth ward with the largest share of the vote after last week’s election. Official results will be announced today by the State Board of Elections.

Reports of gunmen put three NC universities under lockdown

Three N.C. universities were on lockdown last week after gunmen were reportedly spotted on each campus — but outcomes ranged from a student being shot to an umbrella being mistaken for a rifle.

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities plan expansion

Today wraps up National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week — an appreciation of minority schools and their contributions to local communities.

NC cities face rising electrical costs

Some cities across the state continue to charge more for electricity to help offset debt, affecting residents — and local students.

UNC-W, Elizabeth City State issue voluntary evacuations for students

As Hurricane Irene advances toward North Carolina’s coast, university officials — fearing dangerous levels of rain and wind — are urging students to evacuate inland. A hurricane warning is in effect for the whole state.

Elizabeth City State University adds pharmacy facility


UNC-CH has a new pharmacy facility in Elizabeth City that many administrators say is an emerging model for the future. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy finished construction on a new state-of-the-art facility in August on the campus of Elizabeth City State University.