ECPI University

East Coast Polytechnic Institute, also known as ECPI University, is privately owned and operated for profit university headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. ECPI provides both undergraduate and graduate level degree programs. The university has campuses located throught the states of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. It also offers an online degree option for working professionals and non-traditional college students. It offers flexible daytime, evening and weekend classes to accomodate the demands of students busy schedules.


ECPI was established in 1966 in Norfolk, Virginia. ECPI was orignally focused on providing accelerated courses in computer science and comptuer programmming. Over the years its educational offering grew to include programs in Health Sciences, Culinary Arts, Engineering Technology, and Culinary Arts.

ECPI was originally founded as the ECPI College of Technology. It later was re-established as a university and on June 1, 2011 it launched its first master's degree program in Computer and Information Science.

Career Fairs and Services

Each calendar year, ECPI hosts career fairs at each of its campus locations. Most campuses hold one career fair in the spring and one in the fall. The career fairs are held specifically for ECPI students, who must registered ahead of time. Many local and national companies attend these fairs including Xerox, Dominion Enterprises and InMotion, to name just a few. These career fairs are instrumental at helping students find career positions in technical support, networking and computer programming.

ECPI has a strong career services department that is dedicated to assisting students find internships, externships and jobs. They have resources and staff to help students develop resumes, write cover letters, negotiate a starting salary, improve their interviewing techniques and find entry-level career positions.


Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you'll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

What sets ECPI University apart? Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That's because our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of today's highly-specialized job market.


With over 30 concentrations of study at the diploma, associate, bachelor's, and master's degree levels, ECPI University offers degrees in the following career areas: (fields vary by location)

  • College of Technology
  • College of Business and Criminal Justice
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Culinary Arts

Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Advisor and find out more about:

  • Campus locations in VA, NC, SC, and online learning
  • Campus tours, classroom equipment, and faculty introductions
  • Program overviews and application process
  • Tutoring, clubs, campus community, and other support systems to help you from day one until graduation
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Tuition and financial aid questions (for those who qualify)
  • Flexible class schedule options
  • Career services department and resources available for job search strategies

Reduce your college tuition! More than $5 Million Awarded in 2013

It's easier than you may think to find out if you qualify for one of ECPI University's scholarships. Contact us today for more detail on how to apply and lower your tuition!

  • Graduation Scholarship Fund
  • Fixed Tuition Pledge
  • Career Advancement Scholarship
  • High School Scholarships
  • Veterans – Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Business Partnership Programs


ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs.

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