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ECSU Demographics & Diversity

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at ECSU are mostly Black with a smaller White population. The school has low racial diversity. 86% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Elizabeth City State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Elizabeth City State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 14%
Black 74%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 8%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 38% more female students than male students enrolled at Elizabeth City State University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ECSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Elizabeth City State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Elizabeth City State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 902
Women 1,247

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

ECSU serves a low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 65 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Elizabeth City State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 65%
Out of State 32%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,337 per year

65% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.3%
Part time Undergrads 7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198507 IPEDS survey data for Elizabeth City State University.