ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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ECPI University is one of the twenty-six private, for-profit 4-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Virginia Beach.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 11,972 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,309 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 694 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 53%). Every year 47% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

ECPI University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $14,996, and fees were $55. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $14,996 and $55 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students11,972
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate53%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 62 366
Bachelor's degree 2 27
Master's degree 0 7
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 35 554
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 80%
  • NCLEX-RN: 78.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1998 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
01/01/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Required

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $45
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$500/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$720/credit
In State Students$720/credit
Out of State Students$720/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,500 $22,500 $22,500
ADN 70 $35,000 $35,000 $35,000
BSN 125 $62,500 $62,500 $62,500
FNP 50 $36,000 $36,000 $36,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 82% of ECPI University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 60% $4,664
Other Federal Grant 56% $146
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $13,296
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 28% $4,131
Federal Student Loans 61% $8,974
Private Loans 3% $8,298


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$19,823
$30,001 to $48,000$20,024
$48,001 to $75,000$21,605
$75,001 to $110,000$22,128
Over $110,000$23,692

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
ECPI University
5555 Greenwich Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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