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ECPI University Overview

ECPI University is a private for-profit institution situated in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The city atmosphere of Virginia Beach makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is ECPI University Known For?

11,512 Full-Time Undergraduates
$20,554 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree offered at East Coast Polytechnic Institute is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 44% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.0 years for students from East Coast Polytechnic Institute to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

ECPI University Rankings

East Coast Polytechnic Institute landed the #1,459 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #40 out of 48 schools in Virginia.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that East Coast Polytechnic Institute has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for East Coast Polytechnic Institute

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 368
Best Colleges for Veterans 397
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 626
Best Colleges 1,459

Where Is ECPI University?

Location of ECPI University

Contact details for East Coast Polytechnic Institute are given below.

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

How Do I Get Into East Coast Polytechnic Institute?

You can apply to East Coast Polytechnic Institute online at:

Admission Requirements for East Coast Polytechnic Institute

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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute?

71% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 71%, East Coast Polytechnic Institute may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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?

$20,554 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
13.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of East Coast Polytechnic Institute is $20,554. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute, 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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute 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

11,512 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,745 undergraduate students at East Coast Polytechnic Institute, with 11,512 being full-time and 233 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  East Coast Polytechnic Institute

There are also 227 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,512 full-time undergraduates at East Coast Polytechnic Institute, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  East Coast Polytechnic Institute

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of East Coast Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 340
Black or African American 4,801
Hispanic or Latino 1,064
White 4,704
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 597

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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute. 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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute. 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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute 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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute

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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of East Coast Polytechnic Institute 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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute 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 East Coast Polytechnic Institute.

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, ECPI University awarded 6,522 undergraduate degrees and 256 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 35 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 594 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 101 11 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 128 38 0
Computer Engineering Technology 148 75 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 11 0
Computer Programming 28 88 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 92 0 0
Culinary Arts 231 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 55 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 12 119 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 25 111 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 39 0 0
Information Technology 348 329 74 0
Management Information Systems 0 29 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 18 15 0 0
Nursing 445 159 5 0
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 26 0 0 0
Total 4,062 2,460 256 0


*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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