Elizabeth City State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Elizabeth City, NC

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$1,000

Avg in-state tuition

$5,000

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Elizabeth City State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Elizabeth City State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,910, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 75%. The university offers 31 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 43%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $1,000, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $5,000.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

75% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

76% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

43% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 15-19

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 840-1000

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

94%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

67%

White

18%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

5%

Unknown

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

73% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

5

Total Online Enrollment

1,881

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 13% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 25% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $1,000 $5,000
Graduate $3,375 $16,437

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,240
On-campus room and board $8,543
On-campus other expenses $1,350
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,710
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $1,350
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,350

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $12,133 $16,133
Off-campus without family $11,300 $15,300
Off-campus with family $3,590 $7,590

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

73%

State Grant Aid

67%

Institution Grant Aid

60%

Pell Grant

73%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,882
State Grant Aid $2,986
Institution Grant Aid $3,087
Pell Grant Aid $5,239

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$25k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.