ECSU Chancellor, staff make recruiting stop in W-S

Chancellor Karrie Dixon presents a student with a letter of admission to Elizabeth City State University.

ECSU Chancellor, staff make recruiting stop in W-S
March 28
10:50 2024

As part of their Blueprint for Success Recruiting Tour, staff, students, university leaders, and alumni from Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) made a stop in Winston-Salem a few weeks ago. The event hosted by ECSU’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment was designed to introduce prospective students and their families to the Viking culture. During the event held at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, attendees had the opportunity to engage with current faculty and staff, current students, athletic coaches, residence life team members and alumni.

Located in Elizabeth City, ECSU, is one of 12 HBCUs in NC and a member of the University of North Carolina System. Currently ECSU offers 27 bachelor’s degrees, including the only four-year collegiate Aviation Education Program in the state. ECSU is ranked second on Washington Monthly’s Top 200 Bachelor’s Colleges and fifth in the U.S. News and World Reports Top Public Schools.

As a NC Promise institution, tuition at ECSU is currently $500 per semester for in-state students and $2,500 for out-of-state students. This includes both new and returning full-time students, part-time students, transfer students, and students in online programs. 

Chancellor Karrie Dixon, who is a native of Winston-Salem, encouraged everyone in attendance at St. Stephen, including parents and guardians, to take advantage of the NC Promise Tuition Plan. “I don’t know how long this is going to be in place because it’s up to the Legislature., so now is the time if you want that college degree,” Dixon said. 

“It doesn’t matter how old you are; get it now. And get it at $500 per semester. An entire academic year is $1,000; you can’t even find that at a community college. And if you have your college degree already, spread the word for us, we want to educate all North Carolinians.”

While visiting her hometown, Dixon awarded three $1,000 scholarships to local high school students. Several students also received their acceptance letters during the event, and there was also a panel where current students talked about their experience at ECSU.

For more information about Elizabeth City State University and the NC Promise Tuition Plan, visit 

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