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Top 5 Rankings for Ethnic and Economic Diversity

Virginia Beach, VA – 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.

Contact:
Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Top 5 Rankings for Ethnic and Economic Diversity

Virginia Beach, VA – 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.

Contact:
Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Virginia Beach, VA – In light of recent events that have forced this nation to more closely examine its record of racial injustice, ECPI University is issuing the following statement to support its African-American students: 

Contact:
Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Thursday, June 18, 2020

ECPI University Establishes Extensive Protocols to Help Protect Against Coronavirus, Helping Students Stay on Course for Graduation

Virginia Beach, VA – While the nation continues its efforts to contain the Coronavirus, many states are slowly reopening. ECPI University is reopening as well, but taking great care to welcome students back in the safest possible manner. “Rigorously following CDC guidelines, we believe we have established a reopening plan that will help ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff,” says ECPI University Chief Operating Officer Barbara Larar. 

Cleaning protocols have been enhanced to include cleaning and disinfecting common areas, restrooms, and high touch surfaces each day. Faculty, staff, and students will be required to maintain this cleaning standard by cleaning and disinfecting their personal workstations, classrooms, and labs before starting and ending work/class each day. Moreover, they have been instructed not to use one another's phones, desks, workstations or other work tools and equipment. Other protocols include: 

  • Faculty and staff will enter the building through designated entrances. All other entrances and exits will be locked.
  • Faculty, staff, and students will have their temperature taken when they enter the building – if their temperature is above 100.4, they will be asked to go home and follow the self-quarantine protocol provided by Human Resources.
  • Face Coverings/Masks should be worn in all common areas – if someone does not have a face covering/mask, one will be provided for them.
  • Sanitizing stations have been set up near all entry/exit points, elevators, stairwells, and other high-touch surface areas. Students, faculty, and staff have been asked to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day, and refrain from hand shaking or other physical contact.
  • Elevators will be limited to 2 passengers at a time.
  • Signage and floor markings will be visible throughout the campus to remind everyone of proper preventative measures and social distancing protocols.
  • Faculty, staff, and students will complete a confidential health assessment prior to returning to work/school.
  • Classrooms and labs have been reconfigured to allow for distancing between workstations    
Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Virginia Beach, VA – In keeping with its pledged support for the Governor of Virginia’s initiative to produce more cybersecurity professionals, ECPI University has developed a new Accelerated Cyber and Information Security Technology degree program. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a plan to create 31,000 new computer science graduates over 20 years. As Virginia’s largest private producer of computer science degree graduates, ECPI University is augmenting this effort with its Accelerate Tech Talent Virginia

“The Accelerate Tech Talent Virginia initiative will produce 3,000 more computer science graduates over the next 20 years, as its contribution to the Governor’s goal. This means ECPI University will produce more than 18,000 graduates over the next 20 years”, says ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus. 

One reason why colleges and universities have difficulty attracting students to computer science is because many lack confidence. “When we talk to both career switchers and high school students, we find that many see computer science as a very attractive career path, but they doubt their own abilities,” says ECPI University Dean of Computer and Information Science Dr. Keith Morneau. “They worry about doing the math, not realizing that much of the curriculum revolves around critical thinking and problem solving.  We’ve had countless graduates who first came to us with these same doubts and have gone on to thrive in their careers. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Monday, November 11, 2019

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