East Carolina University

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East Carolina University
ECU seal.jpg
City: Greenville, North Carolina
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball[1]
Colors: purple, gold
Mascot: Pirates
Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral[2]
Website: http://www.ecu.edu/

East Carolina University (or ECU) is a North Carolina public university founded in 1907.[3] It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.[4] It was ranked a fourth tier school in US News's "National Universities: Tier 4" list.[5]

History

The school was founded to alleviate the shortage of teachers in the eastern part of North Carolina.[3] In 1972 it became a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system.[6]

Athletics

ECU's football program has won 4 bowl games (while losing 4).[7]

Notes

  1. East Carolina Official Athletic Site (English) (HTML). East Carolina University.
  2. College Search - East Carolina University - ECU - At a Glance (English) (HTML). College Board. Retrieved on May 29, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Points East (English) (HTML). East Carolina University.
  4. Quick Facts (English) (HTML). East Carolina University.
  5. National Universities: Tier 4 (English) (HTML). US News.
  6. East Carolina University Timeline (English) (HTML). East Carolina University.
  7. EAST CAROLINA FOOTBALL HISTORY DATABASE (English) (HTML). National Champs.
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