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Old 01-27-2010, 11:58 PM
 
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I currently going a two year college and am getting my associates degree. after i would ether like to transfer to ecu or ncsu. My major would be in business administration with a concentration in information technology. I was wondering which school has a better program. Also which one would enable me to be placed in a career easier.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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You're choices:
A flagship state institution with a solid national reputation located in the state capital and one of the research & technology hotbeds of the nation.

A mid-size regional state school with a reputation (whether right or wrong) as a party school located in a mid-sized town in otherwise rural eastern NC.

The difference in cost is almsost nil.

I'm not suggesting ECU is that bad of a school, but it seems to me that if you can get in to NCSU it would be the better choice. Unless, of course, there is something that really draws you to ECU &/or Greenville.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I can't say anything that mdp hasn't already said perfectly. Doesn't sound like there is much to ponder here.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Given those choices I'd go with NCSU hands down. You might also consider applying to one of the best undergrad business programs in the country at UNC Chapel Hill. Never hurts to try.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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It depends on your major. If its Nursing/Medical go with ECU. If you want to be a Vet or a Engineer go with State. If you are local which I assume you are , you should know this question easily denigrates into a argument. Go see your Community College advisor.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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You're choices:
A flagship state institution with a solid national reputation located in the state capital and one of the research & technology hotbeds of the nation.

A mid-size regional state school with a reputation (whether right or wrong) as a party school located in a mid-sized town in otherwise rural eastern NC.

The difference in cost is almsost nil.

I'm not suggesting ECU is that bad of a school, but it seems to me that if you can get in to NCSU it would be the better choice. Unless, of course, there is something that really draws you to ECU &/or Greenville.
ECU has long stopped being mid-size. I believe that they now have around 28000 students.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:23 AM
 
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^agreed.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Knightdale
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ECU is bigger than it used to be, and NCSU isn't as much as a "flagship" as it used to be.

I personally chose NCSU over ECU - but that was due to my first major (computer engineering) and the fact that no less than half of my high school graduation class went to ECU.

NCSU's College of Management did just get a $37 million donation from Lonnie Poole and his wife... I think its going to help put NCSU on the map when it comes to business schools. I switched to an accounting major, and enjoyed CoM at State. Its a slightly smaller college than the College of Engineering. I ran into people I knew all the time, but could avoid the ones that irritated me.

I would probably choose NCSU based on the major choice you provided. My reasoning is that you could use your electives to broaden your knowledge on the IT field above and beyond what you'd learn through the concentration.

As for who's going to get the better job... its up to the student. NCSU has a FANTASTIC career placement center and I highly recommend that you take advantage of it. There is a big job fair every fall that is a must. The spring one isn't nearly as big. Professors and advisors can have contacts that can help you out as well, and go to as many networking events as you can.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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It also depends on where you want to live. NCSU is known outside the state, while ECU isn't as much. But I agree with most of the posters, go for NCSU or UNC. (note: I did not go to any of those schools so I have no bias. )
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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You might also want to look at UNC-Charlotte. The have great IT programs and a very underrated business school.
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