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East Carolina University Online Learning

Online courses are an excellent option for busy students, and some - especially older students and those who work full-time - may even wish to get their entire degree online. Keep reading to find out more about your online learning opportunities at East Carolina University.

On this page you will find:

Online Bachelor’s Degrees at ECU

14 Online Bachelor's Programs
2,185 Online Bachelor's Degrees
ECU offers 14 online bachelor's degrees. During the most recent year for which data is available, 2,185 students obtained their bachelor's degree in one of these fields:

Online Bachelor’s Degree Number of Grads
Business Administration & Management 263
Communication & Media Studies 277
Computer Information Systems 42
Finance & Financial Management 167
Health & Medical Administrative Services 68
Hospitality Management 91
Industrial Production Technology 182
Liberal Arts General Studies 235
Management Information Systems 51
Marketing 207
Nursing 336
Special Education 33
Teacher Education Grade Specific 227
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6

The average full-time tuition for out-of-state undergraduates at ECU is $20,729. Part time students pay $864 per credit hour. For more information on costs, see our ECU tuition and fees page.

Online Master’s Degrees at ECU

28 Online Master's Programs
1,058 Online Master's Degrees
You can get an online master's degree in 28 different fields at ECU. The following table shows which subject areas are offered online and the number of recent graduates in each one.

Online Master’s Degree Number of Grads
Business Administration & Management 186
Communication & Media Studies 17
Communication Sciences 32
Computer Engineering 21
Computer Science 3
Construction Engineering Technology 7
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30
Educational Administration 88
Engineering-Related Fields 15
Fine & Studio Arts 6
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 11
General English Literature 31
Health & Physical Education 26
Hospitality Management 2
Information Technology 26
Instructional Media Design 27
International Relations & National Security 12
Library & Information Science 76
Medical Illustration & Informatics 12
Nursing 111
Public Administration 16
Public Health 69
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 4
Social Work 70
Special Education 24
Student Counseling 46
Teacher Education Grade Specific 45
Teacher Education Subject Specific 45

The average full-time tuition for out-of-state graduate students at ECU is $17,898. Part time graduate students pay $1,119 per credit hour.

How Many Students Participate in Online Learning at ECU?

8,458 Undergrad Degree Seekers
652 Undergrad Non-Seekers
3,850 Graduate Students
In the 2017-2018 academic year, 12,960 students took at least one online class at East Carolina University. Of these students, 8,458 were seeking an undergraduate degree, 652 were undergraduates who were not enrolled in a degree program (non-seekers), and 3,850 were graduate students.

Online Student Population at East Carolina University

All Online Students at ECU

12,960 Took At Least One Online Class
6,812 Took All Classes Online
6.80% Out of State Students
Of the 28,718 students at East Carolina University, 45.13% (12,960) took at least one class online. About 23.72% (6,812) took all of their courses online. Those students who took classes exclusively online were from the following places:

Origin of Exclusively Online Students at East Carolina University

The table below shows the total number of online students at East Carolina University for the last five years.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 12,960 6,812
2016-2017 12,348 6,626
2015-2016 12,133 6,526
2014-2015 12,011 6,299
2013-2014 10,642 5,860

Online Undergraduate Degree Seekers at ECU

8,458 Took At Least One Online Class
2,963 Took All Classes Online
3.21% Out of State Students
In 2017-2018, 22,330 undergraduate students attended East Carolina University. Of these students 37.88% (8,458) took at least one class online. 13.27% (2,963) of undergraduate degree seekers took classes exclusively online. Those who took all of their classes online were from the following places:

Origin of Exclusively Online Undergraduate Degree Seekers at East Carolina University

The table below shows the total number of online undergraduate degree students at East Carolina University for the last five years.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 8,458 2,963
2016-2017 7,776 2,759
2015-2016 7,656 2,787
2014-2015 7,661 2,477
2013-2014 6,626 2,429

Online Undergraduate Non-Degree Seekers at ECU

652 Took At Least One Online Class
640 Took All Classes Online
7.81% Out of State Students
Of the 741 undergraduate non-seekers at East Carolina University, 87.99% (652) took at least one class online. About 86.37% (640) took all of their courses online. Those non-seekers who took classes exclusively online were from the following places:

Origin of Exclusively Online Undergraduate Non-Degree Seekers at East Carolina University

The table below shows the total number of online students at East Carolina University for the last five years.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 652 640
2016-2017 638 623
2015-2016 537 520
2014-2015 1,269 1,238
2013-2014 921 879

Online Graduate Students at ECU

3,850 Took At Least One Online Class
3,209 Took All Classes Online
9.91% Out of State Students
During the 2017-2018 academic year, 5,647 graduate students attended East Carolina University, and 68.18% (3,850) were enrolled in at least one online class. 56.83% (3,209) of these students took classes exclusively online. Those graduate students who only took online courses were originally from the following places:

Origin of Exclusively Online Graduate Students at East Carolina University

The table below shows the total number of online students at East Carolina University for the last five years.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,850 3,209
2016-2017 3,934 3,244
2015-2016 3,940 3,209
2014-2015 3,081 2,584
2013-2014 3,095 2,552

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