East Carolina University

Is ECU a Good School for the Money?

East Carolina University Value Report

What is an ECU degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares ECU with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within North Carolina, ECU Offers Good Quality at a Great Price.

Top 10% North Carolina Value
Top 25% North Carolina Quality

East Carolina University is ranked #12 out of #56 in North Carolina for quality and #5 out of #50 for North Carolina value.

This makes it a good quality for a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  5 out of 50
Great Value
State Value Score  90.00 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the ECU financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 20% National Value
Top 30% National Quality

East Carolina University is ranked #276 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

East Carolina University is priced well for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a good price recognition from College Factual's analysis.

National Value Ranking  276 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  81.25 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Canisius College $82,074 A+
Albion College $117,209 A
St. Bonaventure University $121,751 A
Simpson College $130,246 A-
East Carolina University $132,876 A-
University of Louisville $149,901 C+
Moravian College $174,133 D
Maryland Institute College of Art $192,380 D-
Savannah College of Art and Design $205,080 F
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences $210,017 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $132,876 in Total

The ECU time to graduate is about 4.44 years and will cost an estimated $29,927 per year. This brings the total cost to 132,876.

Average Yearly Cost $29,927
Average Years to Graduate 4.44
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $132,876

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average ECU student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your ECU degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$64,793 In-State With Aid
$150,525 Avg Cost No Aid
4.44 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how ECU value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $150,525 #71 A+
All Students $132,876 #276 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $115,915 #194 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $99,403 #5 A
All Students $81,754 #5 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $64,793 #5 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of North Carolina.

About 81% of ECU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what ECU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average ECU cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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