East Carolina University

Public, Four-years School Located in Greenville, NC

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How much is the ECU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, ECU's tuition & fees is $7,361 for North Carolina residents and $23,638 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $23,849 for North Carolina residents and $40,126 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

ECU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
North Carolina Residents Tuition & Fees$7,361
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,638
Books & Supplies Costs$1,654
On-campus Room & Board$10,816
On-campus Expenses$4,018
Off-campus Room & Board$10,816
Off-campus Expenses$4,018
2023-2024 Projection
North Carolina Residents Tuition & Fees$7,325
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,602

How Much Does it Cost to Go to ECU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $94,913 at ECU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $159,173. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $124,654.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$23,674$38,985$30,375
Sophomore (2024-25)$23,710$39,513$30,890
Junior (2025-26)$23,746$40,057$31,421
Senior (2026-27)$23,783$40,618$31,968
4 Years Total$94,913$159,173$124,654
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$23,710$39,513$30,890
Sophomore (2025-26)$23,746$40,057$31,421
Junior (2026-27)$23,783$40,618$31,968
Senior (2027-28)$23,819$41,195$32,533
4 Years Total$95,058$161,384$126,812
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$23,746$40,057$31,421
Sophomore (2026-27)$23,783$40,618$31,968
Junior (2027-28)$23,819$41,195$32,533
Senior (2028-29)$23,855$41,790$33,114
4 Years Total$95,203$163,661$129,036
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$23,783$40,618$31,968
Sophomore (2027-28)$23,819$41,195$32,533
Junior (2028-29)$23,855$41,790$33,114
Senior (2029-30)$23,892$42,403$33,714
4 Years Total$95,348$166,007$131,329
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$23,819$41,195$32,533
Sophomore (2028-29)$23,855$41,790$33,114
Junior (2029-30)$23,892$42,403$33,714
Senior (2030-31)$23,928$43,035$34,332
4 Years Total$95,494$168,424$133,693

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, ECU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in North Carolina, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $11,086.
In-StateOut-of-State
East Carolina University$7,361$23,638
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
North Carolina Four-years Colleges$17,780
Public Schools$3,583$11,086
Private Schools$22,282

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between ECU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
East Carolina UniversityGreenville, NC$7,361$23,638
University of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboro, NC$7,593$23,339
North Carolina A & T State UniversityGreensboro, NC$6,748$20,408

Financial Aid and COA

At East Carolina University, 14,175 students (63%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,597.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at ECU is $31,529 for students living on-campus and $31,529 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 3,212 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,020 and the average amount of student loans is $7,654.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$23,849$40,126
COA (off-campus)$23,849$40,126
Tuition & Fees$7,361$23,638
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,488$16,488
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,488$16,488
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,252$31,529
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,252$31,529
Average Financial Aid$8,597$8,597
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship14,17563%$8,597
Pell Grants7,12632%$4,983
Federal Student Loan9,45342%$6,306
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid3,21280%-
Grants or Scholarships2,38259%$9,020
Federal Grants1,86146%$5,936
Pell Grants1,45536%$5,147
Other Federal Grants1,07927%$3,298
State/Local Grants1,36234%$3,034
Institutional Grants1,53038%$4,121
Student Loan Aid2,30757%$7,654
Federal Student Loans2,23656%$5,206
Other Student Loans3719%$16,220
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,2981,608$6,401
0-30,000656652$11,610
30,001-48,000417415$10,224
48,001-75,000366322$5,527
75,001-110,000334115$1,464
110,001 or more525104$605

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

ECU's acceptance rate is 93.89%. A total of 21,898 applicants applied to and 20,560 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 4,100 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 19.94%.
To apply to ECU, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants21,8988,057$13,841
Admitted20,5607,407$13,153
Enrolled4,1001,635$2,465
Acceptance Rate93.89%91.93%95.03%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.94%22.07%18.74%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are neither required nor recommended to apply to ECU. Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th

Student Population

East Carolina University has a total of 27,151 students including 21,688 undergraduate and 5,463 graduate students. By gender, there are 11,071 male students and 16,950 female students attending ECU. The school offers online degree programs and 7,807 students enrolled online exclusively (28.75% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total28,021 11,07116,950
Undergraduate22,463 9,26013,203
Graduate5,558 1,8113,747

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressEast 5th Street, Greenville, NC
Phone252-328-6131
WEBhttps://www.ecu.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered241 Programs
Online Program Offered123 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered90 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate90.00%
Yield20.00%
Student Population27,151
Graduation Rate65%
Transfer-out Rate24%
Retention Rate80% (Full-time), 65% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,357 (Full-time), 286 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs5,388 (Full-time), 462 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$77,368
Average Staff Salary$56,818