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ECPI University is a private for-profit institution situated in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

1,570 Undergraduate Degrees
28 Graduate Degrees
80% Acceptance Rate

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ECPI University Rankings

ECPI University holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

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
#51 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate 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
#2 Most Popular Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Nursing 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
#10 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#31 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#38 Best Associate Degree Colleges College Factual
#131 Best Registered Nursing Schools College Factual
#163 Best Nursing Schools College Factual
#195 Best Colleges for the Money 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
The acceptance rate at ECPI University is 80%. 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 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
11.4% 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 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 11.4%. 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
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 4th 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

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at ECPI University was $16,639 for both in-state and out-of-state students. 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
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #56 #25

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 #1,032 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ECPI University regardless of major.

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
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #133
Registered Nursing #394

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 818 0 0 818
Registered Nursing 574 0 178 0 752
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 28 28
TOTAL 574 818 178 28 1,598


*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.

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