AS FEATURED IN FORBES — ECSU is #1 HBCU for Economic Returns
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is the #1 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) for economic returns according to DegreeChoices, a company that provides students, families and consumers with information about their college and career options.
After rating more than 2,000 undergraduate colleges and universities using public sources of data – specifically the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) – DegreeChoices’ researchers ranked ECSU as the best HBCU in the nation when measuring how long it takes for students to recoup their education investment, as well as earningsplus, which calculates how much more or less students from a particular school earns when compared to the state weighted average.
“Access to a higher education degree is transformational for students, and ECSU supports our community and our graduates by offering a quality, affordable education that changes the trajectory of their lives forever – for themselves and their families, says ECSU Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon. “Students develop technology, workplace and career readiness skills to prepare them for the competitive workforce.”
The DegreeChoices ranking is featured in Forbes, and the article notes, “Economic benefit is not the only reason to pursue a college degree, and it’s not the only measure of what makes a good college. But in an era where financial considerations have become so important to students’ decision-making, the DegreeChoices economic score provides a particularly comprehensive comparison of the economic returns of the nation’s universities and colleges.”
Earlier this year, ECSU was also named the #1 HBCU for helping students from lower-income households achieve economic success by the national think tank, Third Way – as well as the #1 most affordable four-year HBCU by Student Loan Hero.
“I am proud that our university continues to deliver on its promise of offering an affordable, accessible, high-quality education. Keep the #1’s coming,” adds Dixon.