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ECPI University Overview

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

What Is ECPI University Known For?

3,921 Undergraduate Awards
80% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at ECPI University.
  • In 2017-2018, 40% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average ECPI University student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average 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.

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 Electromechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Computer Programming Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Computer Engineering Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Information Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree 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
#1 Best Institutional Food Workers Schools College Factual
#22 Best Medical/Clinical Assistant Schools College Factual
#26 Best Culinary Arts Schools College Factual
#39 Best Personal & Culinary Services Schools College Factual
#73 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search
#87 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual

Where Is 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?

80% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 80%, ECPI University 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 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Can I Afford ECPI University?

67% Take Out Loans
14.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At ECPI University, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,983 a year. That adds up to $31,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ECPI University is 14.2%. 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

13,869 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,983 undergraduate students at ECPI University, with 13,869 being full-time and 114 being part-time.


There are also 370 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,869 full-time undergraduates at ECPI University, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 419
Black or African American 5,547
Hispanic or Latino 1,500
White 5,245
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,153

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

3,860 Took All Classes Online
6,463 Took At Least One Class Online
7.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 15 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at ECPI University. In 2019-2020, 6,463 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of ECPI University

The following table shows how ECPI University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Computer Engineering Technology #1 #1
Electromechanical Engineering Technology #1 #1
Mechanical Engineering Technology #7 #1
Information Technology #39 #15
Hospitality Management #46 #16
Management Information Systems #61 #22
Computer Programming #63 #63

Online Growth Rankings of ECPI University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at ECPI University was 7.5%. This is the #1,476 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
Accounting 15%
Business Administration & Management 5%
Computer Information Systems 15%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6%
Health Professions 1%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 12%
Mechanical Engineering Technology 28%
Nursing 10%

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 #7
Computer Engineering Technology #16
Electromechanical Engineering Technology #16
Management Information Systems #94
Hospitality Management #104
Computer Programming #115
Allied Health Professions #148
Information Technology #259
Engineering Technologies #267
Computer Information Systems #314

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
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 810 0 0 810
Information Technology 0 376 0 316 60 752
Nursing 0 504 0 152 18 674
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 520 1 0 0 521
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 116 58 174
Culinary Arts 0 155 19 0 0 174
Computer Engineering Technology 0 114 0 51 0 165
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 31 0 97 0 128
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 11 0 107 0 118
Allied Health Professions 0 89 0 17 0 106
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 98 0 98
Computer Programming 0 5 0 83 0 88
Dental Support Services 0 82 0 0 0 82
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 34 0 12 0 46
Accounting 0 0 0 41 0 41
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 32 0 0 0 0 32
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 30 0 30
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 18 0 18
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 13 13
TOTAL 32 1,921 830 1,138 149 4,070


*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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