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Elizabeth City Higher Education & Institutions

Elizabeth City is proud to be home to three institutions of higher education. Students and their families from all walks of life enjoy all that Elizabeth City has to offer and have become pillars of our local community. Interested in going to school on the Inner Banks of North Carolina? Come check out these three institutions for quality education in a quality location!

Founded in 1891, Elizabeth City State University is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System and is proudly designated as one of North Carolina's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Visitors can take part in public events like music concerts, sporting events, and the new Community Connections series. ECSU also has the Khan Planetarium, one of only 12 planetariums in the world with the fully interactive DigiStar technology providing complete 180º x 360º digital video with surround sound. Right down the street from our growing Downtown district is Mid-Atlantic Christian University. The university is focused on strengthening the next generation of leaders who are confident in their faith and future. Visitors can attend a leadership or continuing education event, community training, or just stop by to enjoy a walk on the waterfront campus! Our local community college, College of the Albemarle, is home to the Fenwick-Hollowell Trail. Visit this free boardwalk that runs along the Pasquotank River and see local flora and fauna. COA also has a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center for the theater series that hosts events throughout the year.

College of the Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

College of the Albemarle has been transforming lives of the citizens in northeastern North Carolina for 60 years as NC's first comprehensive community college. COA - Elizabeth City is comprised of several buildings that provide space for classrooms, laboratories, the library, computer labs, lecture auditorium, Performing Arts Center and more.
Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Rd
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

As one of the 16 constituent universities of the University of North Carolina, ECSU is committed to the highest quality education by maintaining a rigorous focus on academic excellence through liberal arts programs and using innovative and flexible technology-based instruction models to enhance our signature areas: integrating technology with education, improving human health and wellness, and advancing the natural and aviation sciences.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
715 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) is an institution of Christian higher education whose mission is to impact the world by transforming ordinary people into extraordinary Christian leaders. MACU's campus is located on the Pasquotank River, just north of downtown Elizabeth City.

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