Main

Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
252-335-3400
Request Info

Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions
Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
252-335-3305
Email
Website
Apply

Graduate Admissions

Office of Graduate Education
1704 Weeksville Road
Campus Box 943
Elizabeth City State
877-962-3276 (Toll Free)
Email
Website

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University was founded in 1891 as a Normal School for the purpose of "teaching and training teachers of the colored race to teach in the common schools of North Carolina." In 1939, the school's name was officially changed to Elizabeth State Teachers College and in 1969 to Elizabeth City State University. Today, ECSU is a public university offering baccalaureate degree programs in the basic arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional areas, selected master's degree programs, and a doctor of pharmacy in collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill.

Elizabeth City State University's heritage provides a rich background for serving its increasingly multi-cultural student body. The university provides a challenging and supportive environment that prepares its students for knowledgeable, responsible participation and leadership in an ever-changing, technologically advanced society.

Located in the historic Albemarle area in northeastern North Carolina, ECSU is near the world-renowned Outer Banks beaches and recreation areas of North Carolina and the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia, which includes the resort cities of Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg, and historic Jamestown and Yorktown. U.S. Highways 17 and 158 as well as the Norfolk International Airport (VA) make the city and university easily accessible.

As a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, Elizabeth City State University promotes excellence in teaching as its primary responsibility to meet the needs of the students. The university also seeks to identify and address the needs of northeastern North Carolina with particular attention to supporting its environmentally sensitive economic development.

Highlights

  • ECSU recently received a $750,000 grant from the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation (North Carolina) to enhance experiential training for students enrolled in the UNC-Chapel Hill/ECSU Doctor of Pharmacy Partnership Program. Experiential training is a central component of the UNC-Chapel Hill/ECSU Doctor of Pharmacy Partnership Program because it prepares pharmacy students to become comprehensive pharmacist professionals who are drug information experts. 

  • ECSU received a $400,000 grant from the Wachovia Foundation in support of the UNC-Chapel Hill/ECSU Doctor of Pharmacy Partnership Program. This donation will be used to cover training, recruitment and retention costs for prospective pharmacy applicants from north eastern North Carolina.

  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded ECSU $3 million under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for the Africa Education Initiative Textbook and Learning Materials Program. Under the leadership of Dr. Johnny Houston, a senior research professor in the ECSU Mathematics and Computer Science Department, participating faculty and staff completed over 1 million instructional materials for Senegalese school children before the 2008 deadline.

  • America's Best Colleges ranked Elizabeth City State University #3 in the category of Top Public Baccalaureate Colleges in the South; #12 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and #26 in the Best Baccalaureate Colleges the South category in 2008.