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ECPI University Overview

ECPI University is a private for-profit institution situated in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Virginia Beach is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is ECPI University Known For?

4,116 Undergraduate Awards
71% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at ECPI University.
  • In 2017-2018, 44% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average ECPI University student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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ECPI University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

ECPI University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#87 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#175 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ECPI University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Electromechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#125 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards ECPI University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#43 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#50 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is ECPI University?

Location of ECPI University

Contact details for ECPI University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5555 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: 757-490-9090

How Do I Get Into ECPI University?

You can apply to ECPI University online at:

Admission Requirements for ECPI University

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into ECPI University?

71% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at ECPI University is 71%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Can I Afford ECPI University?

69% Take Out Loans
13.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ECPI University, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $9,161 a year. That adds up to $36,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ECPI University is 13.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

ECPI University Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,005 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,142 undergraduate students at ECPI University, with 13,005 being full-time and 137 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  ECPI University

There are also 345 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,005 full-time undergraduates at ECPI University, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  ECPI University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of ECPI University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ECPI University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 427
Black or African American 5,098
Hispanic or Latino 1,432
White 5,278
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 767

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at ECPI University. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at ECPI University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Ethiopia, and Australia.

Online Learning at ECPI University

2,966 Took All Classes Online
7,147 Took At Least One Class Online
17.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at ECPI University. In 2017-2018, 7,147 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ECPI University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of ECPI University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at ECPI University was 17.8%. This is the #973 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ECPI University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of ECPI University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 26%
Business Administration & Management 13%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Computer Programming 23%
Health Professions 16%
Hospitality Management 15%
Mechanical Engineering Technology 21%
Nursing 37%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ECPI University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at ECPI University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Mechanical Engineering Technology #2
Computer Engineering Technology #2
Electromechanical Engineering Technology #3
Hospitality Management #14
Computer Programming #17
Management Information Systems #18
Allied Health Professions #30
Engineering Technologies #37
Information Technology #43
Computer Information Systems #54
Accounting #74
Health & Medical Administrative Services #109
Computer & Information Sciences #116
Criminal Justice & Corrections #126
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #140
Nursing #184
Business Administration & Management #279
Health Professions #312
Business, Management & Marketing #355

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

ECPI University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Information Technology 30 348 0 329 74 781
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 671 0 0 671
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 50 594 24 0 0 668
Nursing 0 445 0 159 5 609
Culinary Arts 0 231 17 0 0 248
Computer Engineering Technology 0 148 0 75 0 223
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 128 38 166
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 25 0 111 0 136
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 12 0 119 0 131
Computer Programming 0 28 0 88 0 116
Allied Health Professions 4 101 0 11 0 116
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 92 0 92
Dental Support Services 0 55 0 0 0 55
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 50 0 0 0 0 50
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 39 0 39
Accounting 0 0 0 35 0 35
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 9 26 0 0 0 35
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 18 0 15 0 33
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 29 0 29
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 11 11
TOTAL 143 2,031 712 1,230 128 4,244


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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