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Academics at East Carolina University - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at ECU will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at ECU this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 23,071 undergraduate students at East Carolina University is 1,579 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 18 to 1 which makes East Carolina University worse than the typical college regarding instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at East Carolina University , there are 18 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is worse than the typical college concerning instructional attention.
The majority of the instructors (80.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (98.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The majority of the faculty (80.0% ) are full-time.
A significant percentage of the faculty (45.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at East Carolina University compares to the national average

Most Popular Majors Students Sign Up For

East Carolina University offers 82 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 63 majors within 25 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, East Carolina University awarded 5,283 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Public Health0304304
Communication & Media Studies0302302
Business Administration & Management0296296
Liberal Arts General Studies0251251

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