ECU has over 175 degrees with nationally recognized academic programs taught by award-winning professors. The opportunities here are vast; you can earn a bachelor’s degree or pursue a PhD; participate in cutting-edge research; create stunning works of art; attend dental or medical school; study abroad and much more. ECU is consistently recognized for the quality and value of our exceptional college experience. The ECU experience is a complete one with a thriving student environment, exciting athletics, and enriching cultural events. With students from all 100 counties in North Carolina, all 50 United States, and 44 foreign countries–we have a vibrant intellectual student community where innovative research and creative expression is encouraged.