ECU School of Graduate Studies The CCECS Briefing Book
The School of Graduate Studies
New Master’s degreeprograms and new marketing arecreating more student opportunitiesand bringing in more tuition. In thepast year alone, ECU has added twonew programs: an Academic SubjectArea concentration in the Master of Education in Secondary Educationdegree and a Master of Science inAccounting.Over the past three years, the School of Graduate Studies has attempted new avenues of outreach: We have begun participation in career fairs on and off-campus as well as ResearchDay. We also took our exhibit to the 2nd Annual All Nations Indian Pow-Wow. In cooperationwith the School of Education and Mr. Tom Wallis of the Macau Song Ching Ling Foundation inNanjing, China, we have a brochure in circulation aimed at attracting Chinese graduate studentsinto our Elementary and Secondary Education M.Ed. programs.During the 2008-2009 academic year, 313 degreed graduate students were produced,exceeding our target for this year by 16% (not that the School of Graduate Studies has muchcontrol over this statistical outcome). Graduate school enrollment growth is stretching ECUcapacity. This growth is unprecedented in the history of this university. It should beremembered that while the graduate students now form 13.5% of the FTEs at the university, theyalso contribute 19% of the tuition income.Graduate student applications wereonly changed to an online format in 2008.This modernized capacity is attractive tostudents. A new form for graduate facultyapplications is now online along withreference instructions. The near future goalsare to have all graduate forms online. TheSchool of Graduate Studies home page is the17th most-visited page on the entire ECUwebsite with 21,714 visits. The next most-visited School or College homepage isGraduate Education at #43 with 6,699 visitslogged.
ECU Graduate School FTE Growth