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ECPI University Stands Out in Annual US. News & World Report’s Best Colleges – Top 5 Rankings for Ethnic and Economic Diversity

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U.S. News & World Report has announced its annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges and once again, ECPI University has been selected for excellence in academics and superior student support.

U.S. News & World Report has announced its annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges and once again, ECPI University has been selected for excellence in academics and superior student support. Each year, U.S. News identifies top schools based on 17 key measures, including:

  • Class sizes
  • Faculty with doctoral degrees
  • Financial resources
  • Student retention averages
  • Student debt
  • Graduation rate
  • Expert Opinions
  • Financial resources per student
  • Academic reputation
  • Social mobility

The 2021 edition provides data on more than 1,800 colleges and universities, with rankings for more than 1,400 institutions. ECPI University, with campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas, is ranked among the best Regional Universities in the South. Moreover, ECPI University stands at #3 for Economic Diversity and #5 for Ethnic Diversity.

Economic Diversity is assessed among institutions that receive a Best Colleges ranking and serve the most students from lower income households. Ethnic Diversity is an index that favors universities with the greatest ethnic diversity among its student population.

“This recognizes how effective ECPI University is at providing an accessible, quality education,” says ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus. “We have a strong record of graduating minorities into careers in health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, business, criminal justice, and hospitality,” says ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus. “We are recognized for being third in the nation in the number of African-Americans graduating with undergraduate computer science degrees – nearly 2.4 percent of all such degrees earned in the U.S. We are also the largest provider of African-American nurses in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

This past summer, ECPI University sought to further improve access for African-Americans into programs that offer economic opportunity and upward mobility, announcing its new LIFT Scholarship (Lead, Instruct, Foster, Transform), providing $4 million in tuition scholarships and assistance to help African Americans earn degrees in STEM and Health Care programs.

For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

About ECPI University

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate’s, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Information Security Technology, Cloud Computing, Software Development, Mobile Development, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Web Design and Development, Digital Forensics Technology, Accelerated Cyber and Information Security Technology Degree, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering Technology Systems Engineering Master’s – Mechatronics, Systems Engineering Master’s – Software Engineering; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.ecpi.edu.

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