ECPI University Press Releases

ECPI University Named “Best for Vets” 4 Straight Years

2015_BFV_COLLEGESVirginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce it has been named “Best for Vets” by Military Times for the fourth straight year. Ranked number two nationwide among online and nontraditional schools, ECPI has been rated among the top three since 2012.

As with all Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.

“We factor in what is, to our knowledge, the most detailed school-by-school data on veteran students’ academic success anywhere, including graduation, retention, persistence and course completion rates,” says Amanda Miller, editor of Bets for Vets. Two years ago, only 11 percent of the hundreds of schools surveyed could provide that level of detail. This year, that figure is up to 45 percent. “By recognizing only the schools that do the most, we believe we’re helping to raise the bar in veteran student services.”

“We provide the services and support that helps our veterans complete their programs at a higher rate, and be more successful with their next career,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned. “Many of our veteran students have full-time jobs and/or families, so they are very busy. We are always looking for ways to help them work through challenges that may arise so they keep moving toward their goal of graduation.”

The rankings are published in full in the issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times on newsstands the week of Nov. 10; in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine; and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.

For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.  Click here to view the Military Times announcement and full rankings.

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ECPI University Opens New Campus in Roanoke

Degrees Aimed at Fulfilling Local Hiring Needs

Roanoke, VAECPI University is pleased to announce that it has established a campus in the City of Roanoke, located at 5234 Airport Rd NW. Founded nearly 50 years ago, ECPI University offers prospective students the opportunity to earn Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees in a wide array of programs in information technology, business, and health science.

The Roanoke campus will initially focus on three programs:

“ECPI University has a long history of providing programs which we believe will be of great value to residents of the Roanoke Valley,” says ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus. “Since 1966, ECPI University has established itself as a valued employment partner to many companies and organizations, big and small.”

ECPI University offers accelerated Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees that allow students to obtain hands-on skills and then pursue careers in STEM and healthcare fields.  They can receive an Associate’s degree in 1.5 years or less or a Bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years or less.

Most class sizes number 20 students or fewer, allowing for ample one-on-one attention. ECPI University also boasts a number of national rankings. Most notably, Community College Week ranks it #5 in the nation for Computer and Information Sciences & Support Services and #6 for Health Professions and Related Clinical Services in terms of number of degrees awarded.

ECPI University’s other Virginia campuses are located in Virginia Beach, Newport News, Richmond, and Manassas. Campuses in North Carolina and South Carolina include Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston.

 

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Greater Richmond Career Expo

Free and Open to the Public, Event to Connect Industry with Talent

Richmond, VA – The Richmond campus of ECPI University and RichTech are hosting the Greater Richmond Career Expo. Free and open to the public, the event will be held on Wednesday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Richmond Westin Hotel, located at 6631 W. Broad Street in Richmond.

Some of the region’s leading employers will be on hand to meet job seekers and review resumes. Participating companies include HCA Healthcare of Virginia, UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing), Elephant Auto Insurance, Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers, Wells-Fargo, Websmith Group, and the Henrico County Police Department.

Additional employers interested in participating can register by visiting the event site at www.greaterrichmondcareerexpo2014.eventbrite.com.

Career seekers: Please note this is a professional event, so be sure to dress for success and bring plenty of resumes.  There will also be a series of ongoing professional development seminars taking place throughout the event.

For more information, please contact ECPI University Richmond/Innsbrook Campus Director of Career Services Sara Stone at 804.934-0100 or sstone@ecpi.edu or ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

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