Elizabeth City State University was founded in 1891 with one goal: to bring a world-class education within reach of African American students. Our reach has grown since then, fostering a rigorous, practical, supportive learning environment for students of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
As a member of the University of North Carolina System, ECSU offers a wide range of degree programs and certificates that empower new, professional opportunities, and personal growth. Our signature areas of study include the humanities, education, and aviation. Every academic program at ECSU uses advanced technologies and hands-on learning to provide a valuable, high-quality education at an affordable cost. It’s always about affordable excellence here.
Our community has everything students need to discover who they are, connect with expert instructors, and leave ready to conquer in their career. We always seek new ways to better serve our students and strengthen our community. To us, every student matters – and it shows.