East Carolina University

ECU Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's <nil> diversity report brings to light the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of ECU students.

ECU Student Population

How Many Students Attend East Carolina University?

ECU total enrollment is approximately 28,798 students. 18,886 are undergraduates and 2,585 are graduate students.

ECU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time ECU undergraduate population is made up of 58% women, and 42% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

ECU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 12,265
Black or African American 3,009
Hispanic 1,602
Multi-Ethnic 749
Unknown 566
Asian 484
International 82
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 25

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ECU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 66% of full-time grad students are women, and 34% men.


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ECU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,754
Black or African American 326
Asian 158
Hispanic 141
Unknown 81
Multi-Ethnic 61
International 48
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

ECU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 18,708
Black or African American 4,710
Hispanic 2,144
Unknown 1,055
Multi-Ethnic 981
Asian 801
International 175
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 36

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

East Carolina University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 3,888
Black or African American 1,041
Asian 200
Multi-Ethnic 43
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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ECU Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 17,292 female students and 11,506 male students at ECU.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of ECU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  76.21 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 3,700 female teachers and 2,278 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

15.6% Out of State
0.3% Out of the Country

ECU ranks 904 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

15.6% of ECU students come from out of state, and 0.3% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  58 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 32 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
North Carolina 3,625
Virginia 206
New Jersey 103
Maryland 96
Pennsylvania 62

International Students at ECU

Students from 67 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
54.79% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  81.03 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At ECU, 54.79% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 8,042
20-21 7,918
22-24 4,860
35 and over 3,360
25-29 2,794
30-34 1,587
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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