The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

East Carolina University

East Carolina University (ECU), a public, four-year university established in 1907, is located in Greenville, North Carolina. ECU has 11 colleges/school/institutes, 10 of which are degree-granting. Serving a largely rural population in the coastal region of the state, ECU is one of 17 constituent institutions within the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. ECU accomplishes its mission - to be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation - through education, research, creative activities and service. As of Fall 2020, ECU is the fourth largest institution in the UNC System. ECU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. The UNC System is governed by a Board of Governors, which delegates significant responsibility to ECU's Board of Trustees. The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classifies ECU as a Doctoral University: High Research Activity. In 2010 and 2015, ECU received the Community Engagement Classification from the New England Resource Center for Higher Education. ECU offers 87 baccalaureate degree programs, 68 master's degree programs, five professional practice doctoral programs, 13 research/scholarship doctoral programs, 85 certificates, and two specialist degree programs. In Fall 2020, ECU employed over 6,700 personnel (including graduate assistants); almost 2,000 of these employees held a faculty appointment. In 2019-2020, ECU conferred more than 7,500 degrees and, in the most recent data reported to the National Center for Educational Statistics (for academic year 2018-2019) had core expenses exceeding $921 million. ECU’s total enrollment in Fall 2020 was 28,798 with 23,056 undergraduates and 5,742 graduate students. All 100 counties in North Carolina, 47 states and the District of Columbia, and 99 countries were represented in the student body. Ethnic minorities made up 33 percent of undergraduate students, 26 percent of graduate students, 46 percent of medical students, and 44 percent of dental students. Over 36 percent of all students were enrolled in distance education courses only.

Fall 2014 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2020

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 4,174

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64%
11%
2%
6%
17%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
61%
10%
8%
8%
13%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
41%
5%
29%
12%
13%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at East Carolina University in the Fall of 2014. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from East Carolina University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at East Carolina University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at East Carolina University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at East Carolina University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

East Carolina University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from East Carolina University 0% 0% 2% 41% 61% 64%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from East Carolina University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from East Carolina University 0% 0% 2% 41% 61% 64%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 4% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 5% 10% 11%
Enrolled at East Carolina University 99% 81% 71% 29% 8% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 8% 6% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 9% 6% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 17% 12% 8% 6%
Current Status Unknown 1% 7% 9% 13% 13% 17%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2014

Number of students: 1,291

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71%
9%
2%
3%
15%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
66%
6%
9%
5%
14%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
14%
4%
68%
6%
8%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at East Carolina University in the Fall of 2014. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from East Carolina University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at East Carolina University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at East Carolina University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at East Carolina University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

East Carolina University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2014 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2014-15
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from East Carolina University 0% 14% 52% 66% 70% 71%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from East Carolina University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from East Carolina University 0% 14% 52% 66% 70% 71%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 3% 4% 2% 3% 4% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 3% 4% 4% 6% 8% 9%
Enrolled at East Carolina University 96% 68% 25% 9% 3% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 4% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 6% 7% 5% 4% 3%
Current Status Unknown 1% 8% 12% 14% 15% 15%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 274

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65%
14%
1%
2%
18%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
62%
13%
3%
1%
21%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
59%
11%
4%
4%
22%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at East Carolina University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from East Carolina University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at East Carolina University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at East Carolina University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at East Carolina University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

East Carolina University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2020
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
 
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
 
2016-17
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2017-18
 
2018-19
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2019-20
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Bachelor's degree from East Carolina University 0% 6% 25% 50% 56% 59% 61% 62% 64% 65%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from East Carolina University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from East Carolina University 0% 6% 25% 50% 56% 59% 61% 62% 64% 65%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 3% 6% 7% 7% 8% 8% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 4% 3% 2% 4% 3% 4% 5% 5% 6% 6%
= Total Graduated from another institution 4% 3% 4% 7% 9% 11% 12% 13% 14% 14%
Enrolled at East Carolina University 91% 71% 44% 17% 6% 4% 3% 3% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 4% 4% 3% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 7% 7% 6% 5% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2%
Current Status Unknown 4% 13% 20% 20% 24% 22% 22% 21% 19% 18%