Elizabeth City University students cross campus while changing classes, Wednesday.

Thomas J. Turney/The Daily Advance

Elizabeth City University students cross campus while changing classes, Wednesday.

ECSU fall enrollment hits 1,867

“In fall 2011 and again in fall 2013, more stringent minimum admissions requirements went into effect. These new standards, initiated by the UNC Board of Governors, caused a multi-year decline in ECSU’s enrollment.”

Charles Becton
Interim chancellor, Elizabeth City State University

By Corinne Saunders

The Daily Advance

4 Comments | Leave a Comment

Elizabeth City State University apparently has met its enrollment goal for the fall semester, surpassing an earlier projection by 13 students.

Dear Reader,
This content is only available to subscribers of The Daily Advance print and/or e-edition. If you are a current subscriber and have established a user name and password, you can log in. If you have not established your user name and passwords, click here to set up your information.
To become a subscriber, click here.


Moving backwards...

As I was enrolled at the University during the early 80's, the enrollment then was only about 1,600 students. We grew to an enrollment of over 3,000 students and in less than a couple or more years, we are back at the numbers we were 30-years ago due to the higher reqirements for enrollment. But, I digress. I understand that we are governed and we operate within the UNC System, however, someone, somewhere has to figure out that there is a "cause and effect" in the decision process. There can't be a "one size fits all" concept/approach when it comes down to these type of decisions.

Increased Admission Standards to Blame???

Requiring a 2.5 GPA and an SAT score of 800 is by no means unreasonable. In fact, it seems to me that those standards are considerably low. If I'm not mistaken, a 2.5 GPA would indicate a "C average", and an SAT of 800 would indicate a score of 50%. When I was applying for college (admittedly several decades ago), an applicant with those scores would not have even been considered...in fact, they would have been rejected out-of-hand. Please look for an alternative reason for the drop in applications, but don't blame already low admissions standards.

Thank the GOOD LORD. He is

Thank the GOOD LORD. He is soooooo good. Hopefully this is the beginning of positive things to come for ECSU. They have been humiliated so bad by the Daily Advance and other sources. Like I said GOD is GOOD.

Put the Blame Where It Belongs

The vast majority of the humiliation of ESCU was self-caused. Failures within Security, failures to follow up on serious crimes, failures of some department heads and professors to offer real classes of substance, failures at managing finances. etc. Please place the blame where it belongs, not on those who pointed out the wrongdoing.

Add comment

Login or register to post comments