Graduate Edition 2017-2018

Message from the Chancellor

Welcome to Elizabeth City State University!

PresidentSince 1891, Elizabeth City State University has proudly served students from around the country, across the region, and most notably from northeastern North Carolina. As the university celebrates its 126th Anniversary in 2017, ECSU's commitment to providing access to an intellectually stimulating, high-quality, affordable education in an ideal campus setting will continue to serve as its hallmark. Consistently, ECSU has earned top rankings in college guides and national publications. Between 1999 and 2015, ECSU repeatedly earned national acclaim in U.S. News and World Report magazine’s ranking of best colleges in the south. The U.S. News and World Report 2016 edition of Best Colleges ranked ECSU #2 in the category of Top Public Schools (Regional Colleges in the South) and #18 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities. For the fourth consecutive year, Washington Monthly ranked ECSU #1 among baccalaureate colleges (2012-2015). ECSU was also named on the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Military Friendly® Schools lists. The Military Times has also ranked ECSU 17th in the nation for Best Bet for Vets among 175 universities. In 2016, ECSU was ranked #20, according to, for the best HBCUs in the country. Also, Money magazine in cooperation with Essence ranked Elizabeth City State University as one of the top 15 HBCUs in the nation, and one of the top 50 best universities for African-American students.

With 28 undergraduate degree offerings and four graduate degree programs, flexible study options and research opportunities are limitless. Students' participation in honor societies, creative endeavors, musical ensembles, CIAA sports, and student life activities all enhance their personal growth and leadership development. New technology-enhanced learning initiatives also give ECSU students a competitive advantage in the 21st century marketplace.
We are pleased that you stopped by for a virtual tour and we invite you to visit our beautiful 222-acre campus. You'll find that our dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners make ECSU a great university.

Dr. Thomas E. H. Conway, Chancellor