Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at ECU are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 31% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of East Carolina University students
Race Percent of Students
White 69%
Black 16%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at East Carolina University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ECU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for East Carolina University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for East Carolina University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,836
Women 16,882

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ECU serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for East Carolina University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 11%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,608 per year

34% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
28,718
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 15.4%
Part time Undergrads 11.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198464 IPEDS survey data for East Carolina University.