The mission of ECU is to prepare students to compete & succeed in the global economy and multicultural society. ECU offers a broad range of traditional and interdisciplinary majors across twelve colleges & schools; additional opportunities are available for concentrations & individualized programs.
ECUs service mission and continual commitment to excellence have made the university one of the fastest-growing institutions in the nation. The university boasts a student population of more than 27,000, including more than 21,000 undergraduate students, about 6,000 graduate and doctoral students, and more than 300 medical students. Almost 61 percent of students are females and 39 percent are males. More than 20 percent of students are minorities, and 12 percent are from out of state. The students potential, combined with the promise of expanding services such as the East Carolina Heart Institute and the School of Dental Medicine, help ECU make an extraordinary difference in the region and beyond.