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Old 02-28-2011, 04:59 PM
 
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Just wondering - anyone have any opinion on either school? I'm looking at Public Leadership at NCSU and a Communications degree - emphasis on PR at ECU.

Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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ECU is known for teaching, medicine, and music. Outside of that, it's known as "easy credit university". Still not a bad school, and a lot cheaper than State. State has more prestige overall, but I also believe it's the most expensive public university in the UNC system. I specifically don't the reputation of either program at either school. Still, I don't think a diploma from either institution would affect future employment more than the other in that field. At least not as much as your individual talent and resume'. College life at ECU is way more socially focused than NC State and "cliched". NC State would give you more opportunities outside the classroom just b/c it's a larger school in a more highly populated area. Everything in Greenville revolves around ECU and the hospital.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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ECU is known for teaching, medicine, and music. Outside of that, it's known as "easy credit university". Still not a bad school, and a lot cheaper than State. State has more prestige overall, but I also believe it's the most expensive public university in the UNC system. I specifically don't the reputation of either program at either school. Still, I don't think a diploma from either institution would affect future employment more than the other in that field. At least not as much as your individual talent and resume'. College life at ECU is way more socially focused than NC State and "cliched". NC State would give you more opportunities outside the classroom just b/c it's a larger school in a more highly populated area. Everything in Greenville revolves around ECU and the hospital.
Such BS when it comes to that stereotype. I guess, since we are talking stereotypes, then the only type of people who go to NCSU are rednecks. Chapel Hill is more expensive than NCSU. ECU has the same opportunities as NCSU, so again BS. Yes Greenville is a smaller city though, so Raleigh would offer more than Greenville. But within the Universities, both are about equal.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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Just wondering - anyone have any opinion on either school? I'm looking at Public Leadership at NCSU and a Communications degree - emphasis on PR at ECU.

Thanks!
I guess the bigger question is what do you want to do. Not knowing anything about a public leadership degree, which one is closer to your career choice? I would go to an open house at both universities and see which one fits better to your lifestype/personality.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:10 AM
 
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The Leadership in the Public Sector program at State is a distance learning program, so issues with the campus itself seem moot. Greenville has less stuff than Raleigh but ECU's campus is nicer. If you're looking into public administration, ASU's PA program is the largest in the state.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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Such BS when it comes to that stereotype. I guess, since we are talking stereotypes, then the only type of people who go to NCSU are rednecks. Chapel Hill is more expensive than NCSU. ECU has the same opportunities as NCSU, so again BS. Yes Greenville is a smaller city though, so Raleigh would offer more than Greenville. But within the Universities, both are about equal.

Which stereotype in particular are you calling BS? Which part of my statement do you feel is untrue or are you offended by? Just curious.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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Thanks for the answers. i was really just looking for anyone who had personal knowledge of either school / degree. I was also sorta looking for school "perception". Both degrees I'm looking at are online, but school reputation was a concern of mine. Someone mentioned that ECU tends to be "easy credits", when I'm applying for jobs, that's important to me. I don't want to be edged out by someone who went to NCSU just because the school has a better rep. Lol, hope that made sense.

Thanks for the info, keep it coming.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the answers. i was really just looking for anyone who had personal knowledge of either school / degree. I was also sorta looking for school "perception". Both degrees I'm looking at are online, but school reputation was a concern of mine. Someone mentioned that ECU tends to be "easy credits", when I'm applying for jobs, that's important to me. I don't want to be edged out by someone who went to NCSU just because the school has a better rep. Lol, hope that made sense.

Thanks for the info, keep it coming.
That is bull. Sure ECU is more well known regionally, as opposed to NCSU. But if you earn chancellors/deans/honor list at either school, you'll be fine. No need to squander this chance
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:47 PM
 
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Which stereotype in particular are you calling BS? Which part of my statement do you feel is untrue or are you offended by? Just curious.
Well I guess the only part I didn't address directly in my first post. The easy whatever is an old tired no longer true stereotype. Like I assume, NCSU doesn't cater to only rednecks......
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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Thats not bull, Mr.B.
You think all employers are going to consider both degrees equally? We all know thats a lie. Especially if you are applying to jobs out of state. ECU isn't a widely known school with a good reputation where as state is. I had an employer who hired someone with the UNC degree over the UNC-Pembroke degree when they both had similar grades and qualifications.

If you have a choice and are accepted to both, NC State is the better choice for anything other than medical.

Now once you get the first job and have experience, where you got your degree from becomes less important.
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