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ECPI University is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1966. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,742 and its setting is suburban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $14,200 (2011-12).
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The mission of ECPI University is to provide a student-centered learning environment that promotes the enhancement of each student's professional and personal life through education.
ECPI University is a private, multi-campus university founded in 1966 that operates in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and globally through the online delivery of its programs. The University has a compelling history, and our success is dependent upon the trust and confidence we have earned from students, employees, and the communities in which we operate. We deliver high quality education and student services and we are committed to the following four Core Values.
Excellence in academics. Our curriculum design fosters life-long learning and educational excellence by reinforcing critical thinking, teamwork, problem-solving and communication skills. Our industry-relevant programs maintain rigorous academic standards and are complemented by robust student support services. We offer hands-on, applied learning complements a strong theoretical foundation that prepares our graduates for the workplace. We employ qualified faculty are academically credentialed and bring their industry experience to enrich the classroom experience.
Commitment to students. We utilize a selective admissions process to ensure that incoming students make informed decisions regarding their educational investment and are prepared for postsecondary education. Our dedicated professionals support the student experience and facilitate the achievement of individual student success. We offer meaningful internship experiences and opportunities for graduate employment which are available as a result of our long-standing employer partnerships. Our rigorous institutional effectiveness process promotes continuous improvement of ECPI University.
Professionalism in action. Professional, civic, and ethical behaviors are promoted through the examples set by faculty and staff. Our student-centered learning environment simulates the workplace and encourages collaboration with diverse groups to accomplish common goals. We offer opportunities for students to demonstrate professionalism by participating in on-site employer interviews, networking, and professional events including career fairs. Professional appearance, punctuality, attendance, and other behaviors that are appropriate to professional environments are valued and reinforced.
Innovation in Education. ECPI offers convenient, year-round schedules that allow graduates to complete their programs in a timely manner. The extensive use of technology is encouraged to enhance each student's learning experience. Input is routinely sought from the dynamic communities we serve. Multiple approaches are encouraged to reach educational outcomes and maximize student success.
ECPI University is committed to this mission and core values and more information about the University may be found at www.ecpi.edu.
|School type||proprietary, coed college|
When applying to ECPI University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at ECPI University is $100. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||75.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at ECPI University is 17:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 51.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||38|
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ECPI University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,742, with a gender distribution of 45.4 percent male students and 54.6 percent female students.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
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Campus Info & Services
ECPI University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and placement service. ECPI University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at ECPI University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$14,200 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data