Press Releases

Ceremony Honors Resilience and Perseverance During Pandemic

Virginia Beach, VA – Each year, many ECPI University online graduates travel to Virginia to participate in commencement, along with students from the Virginia Beach campus. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented this from taking place. So, why not put on a virtual ceremony? That’s exactly what the online team did, complete with music, speakers, and presentation of degrees. 

“We felt it was important that we not only honor our students’ accomplishment, but also provide an opportunity for their family, friends, associates, neighbors and co-workers, who have supported them, to join in on the celebration,” says ECPI University Vice President of eLearning and Online Education Aaron Wettstein. “This has certainly been no ordinary school year. By nature, online students are great multitaskers and highly adaptable, but the pressures of the pandemic have affected them just like everyone else. So, this is also a celebration of their perseverance.” 

Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or
Release Date:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Honor Recognizes Schools Focused on Unique Needs of Online Students

Virginia Beach, VAU.S. News & World Report has just released its much-anticipated annual rankings of America’s colleges and universities, with ECPI University being ranked among the nation’s best for online learning. Data analysts for the publication ranked schools based on performance within four categories

  • Student Engagement – Quality programs promote participation among online students and create ways for them to interact with faculty and fellow classmates, keeping them engaged and on track for graduation. 
  • Student Services and Technology – Faculty employ advanced teaching technologies and simulation software to replicate the in-seat experience online. School provides students with highly-accessible financial, academic, and career service advisors. 
  • Faculty Credentials and Training – Faculty members are both highly credentialed and trained to accommodate the needs of distance learners. 
  • Peer Reputation – Feedback from high-ranking academic officials and employers provide insights not always captured by empirical data. 
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or
Release Date:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Signifies Highest Standard for Program Quality and Student Success

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce its new Master of Science in Nursing program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is a national accrediting body for baccalaureate and higher nursing education programs and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. CCNE evaluates nursing education programs for high quality, integrity, and successful program and student outcomes.  

“The process of accreditation is entirely voluntary and programs seek accreditation to demonstrate to the public that the nursing program is well designed, well managed, and provides a solid nursing education to its graduates,” says Dr. Deborah Clark, MSN Nurse Administrator at ECPI University. “The process takes about two years from application, which includes hosting an on-site visit, and waiting for the Board of Commissioner’s final determination.” 

ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or
Release Date:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

B.S.R.S. Designed to Help Radiologic Technologists Advance Careers  

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is now accepting applications for its new online Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (B.S.R.S.) program. Developed using the American Society of Radiologic Technology’s (ASRT) curriculum guidelines, this program provides a broader knowledge base and skill set beyond the entry-level radiographer. 

ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or
Release Date:
Monday, April 24, 2017

Expanded Programs in Response to Critical Shortages Cited by Governor

Manassas, VA – Last month, the Northern Virginia Technology Council hosted its first-ever Cybersecurity Summit. During the two-day event, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was joined by Virginia Senator Mark Warner and Northrop Grumman Vice President Kathy Warden in calling for a greater effort to draw more people toward careers in cyber and network security.

Governor McAuliffe revealed the state had identified approximately 53 million cyber-attacks and stopped 47,000 instances of malware, but warned that there are simply not enough qualified cyber and network security professionals available to meet the ongoing threat.

That’s why ECPI University’s Northern Virginia campus is expanding its program offerings to include a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and a Bachelor of Science in Software Development degree.

Both professions are in great demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Demand for information security analysts is also on the rise. Consequently, the need for computer and information systems managers is growing as well, with employment of computer and information systems managers projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024.

ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt: 757-213-3613,
Release Date:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Release Date: May 30, 2014
Contact: David Brandt, Director of Communications, 757.404.2032

Online Grads Travel Across the Country to “Walk” in Person

Release Date:
Friday, May 30, 2014