East Carolina University, located in Greenville, North Carolina, has over 29,000 active students and 5,500 faculty and staff members. Of those nearly 30,000 students, almost 9,000 of them never step foot on campus, but are enrolled in one of ECU's many online programs. The online bachelor's and graduate programs at Eastern Carolina University are admitted and operated similarly to on-campus students, with consistently-priced tuition, as well as financial aid remaining available to online students. Online students simply have the option to choose their own classroom, uniform, and avoid having to get a parking pass. East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS, the regional accrediting body for North Carolina.