Elizabeth City State University Fun Facts

  • Elizabeth City State University was founded on March 3, 1891, when House Bill 383 of the North Carolina General Assembly established a normal school for the specific purpose of "teaching and training teachers of the colored race to teach in the common schools of North Carolina
  •    Under the leadership of the second president, John Henry Bias, the institution was elevated from a two-year normal school to a four-year teachers college (1937). 
  •  The college was granted membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December 1961 and maintains its accreditation with that body to the present.