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ECU: Capture your Horizon

Welcome to the online home of ECU: America’s next great national university! ECU is 29,000 students strong. We have over 5,800 faculty and staff who are committed to student success, public service, and regional transformation. At ECU, you can capture your horizon, your potential, and your promise to change the world!

ECU boasts North Carolina’s largest College of Business, producing graduates who go out and impact our economy across the state and beyond. Here you’ll find a College of Education that places more teachers and education leaders into public schools than any other North Carolina institution. You’ll find a College of Nursing that produces more nurses for health care than any other North Carolina institution. You’ll find the largest College of Allied Health Sciences in North Carolina. You’ll find a nationally recognized School of Dental Medicine, and the Brody School of Medicine, a respected leader in producing primary care physicians for rural and underserved areas. And don’t forget our award-winning Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, our colleges of Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts and Communication, Health and Human Performance, together with an Honors College, Graduate School, and Division 1 athletics.

At ECU you’ll discover many opportunities to prepare for the world you’ll inherit. We’ll help you prepare for success in the global, knowledge-based economy you’ll work in. We’ll encourage you along your journey as you become a critical thinker and problem solver, and we’ll provide you with opportunities for collaboration with faculty and students in research.

Your horizon awaits! There are plenty of seats on this Pirate ship. Join us as we prepare to change the world and capture the horizon!

Go Pirates!

Dr. Cecil P. Staton
Chancellor