East Coast - The Ultimate Choice for Your Education

East Coast University is a popular seat of learning. The University is well known for the extensive range of its education and small groups of students. Furthermore research at the University is internationally renowned. The University also participates actively in society and community development projects through an extensive programme of cooperative ventures involving the business and public sectors.

The University’s educational profile is made up of three interwoven areas of strength which can be summarised as the development and study of organisations, products and quality of life. To promote interaction, these areas of strength are permeated by three distinctive attributes: collaborative outreach, innovation and well-being.  

East Coast’s extensive range of degree and single subject courses attracts students from the US and also from other countries, which is readily reflected in the profiles of students at the University. Within the strength areas outlined above, there are traditional degree courses and also degree programmes with unique specialisms. The University is characterised by a continuous process of development with the production of new courses, degree programmes, research initiatives and a steadily growing campus area. Large numbers of exchange students imbue the University with an international character.  

The ECU, however, is more than just a place for education. It is a meeting place for different cultures and people of different age groups. The University is a bank of knowledge and expertise for the business sector and society.  

Welcome to East Coast University…

an excellent place to develop yourself as an educated citizen, as a professional and as a person.

Our alumni tell us that their time at East Coast was some of the happiest, most challenging and most rewarding of their lives. We believe in your dreams here. We are here to help you realize the dreams you have and find those yet to be discovered.

Students choose East Coast for many reasons: the reputation of our faculty, the quality of the academic programs, the individual attention they will receive from faculty and staff, the wealth of campus activity, and the beauty of the surroundings.

New students quickly appreciate that the supportive, small campus atmosphere is a perfect environment for taking on the challenges of our high academic standards and expectations for your success. One student recently told me, “I like who I am at East Coast. I can feel myself becoming an educated person.”

East Coast University values the development of personal leadership in each student. The East Coast core values of character, scholarship, culture and service lay the groundwork for the development of future community, regional, national and international leaders.

Thank you for visiting our website and for exploring the many unique opportunities East Coast offers, but there is no substitute for visiting our campus and meeting the friendly faculty and staff who are dedicated to your success.

Consider spending a day with us so that we can show you around campus and talk with you about your future. You can sit in on classes, tour the campus, and talk with students, faculty and staff. We enjoy showing the university we love to potential members of the East Coast family.

We hope to see you soon.

Dr. Stephen Jay Fould

Mission and Vision

The mission of East Coast is to:

  • promote participation in higher education, which it regards as a democratic entitlement;
  • strive for excellence in learning, teaching and research;
  • realise the creative potential and fire the imagination of all its members; and
  • equip its students to make effective contributions to society and the economy.

Although this statement was first made about 10 years ago, it continues to sum up the University’s key aspirations – widening participation, excellence in teaching and research, and enabling graduates to pursue successful careers as well as being active citizens.

To realise this ambition, East Coast has developed as a comprehensive university – with a wide range of subjects taught at all levels, and with a diverse student body. We are as proud of our past as a polytechnic, from which our enduring commitments to widening participation and vocational preparation/professional formation are derived, as we are ambitious for our future as a university with  a growing research reputation and international presence.

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