Campus & Student Life at Elizabeth City State University

Home to about 1,910 undergraduates in 2020, Elizabeth City State University is a small, public university located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Elizabeth City State University offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Elizabeth City State University can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Elizabeth City State University Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Elizabeth City State University is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)

The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Elizabeth City State University is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Elizabeth City State University Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Elizabeth City State University Disability Services.

Elizabeth City State University for the Military

While not a "service academy", Elizabeth City State University does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Elizabeth City State University Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Elizabeth City State University for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Elizabeth City State University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,910 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,624 (85.0%). Part-time attendance was 286 (15.0%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
1,6242861,910

Elizabeth City State University is Ranked #1,328 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Elizabeth City State University is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Elizabeth City State University #1328 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Elizabeth City State University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Elizabeth City State University by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Elizabeth City State University Diversity Guide.

Elizabeth City State University Competes in the NCAA

Elizabeth City State University has a total of 209 student athletes, 148 men and 61 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,977,555
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,977,555
Net$0

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Elizabeth City State University Athletics

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