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About East Central University (ECU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Founded in the year 1909 as the East Central State Normal School. It acquired its present name East Central University in the year 1985 also known as ECU or ‘East Central’. It is a public institution located in Ada, Oklahoma. The university offers offline as well online courses. The university has established its other branches in three different locations including McAlester, Shawnee and Durant. University offers 70 degree programs which are divided among 5 academic sections. ECU is known internationally for its cartography program.

  • University has an acceptance ratio of 83%

  • The student to faculty ratio of the university is 18:1.

  • University has a total student population of 3,576, maximum of them undergraduates.

  • University is a home to Environmental Health  Science Program.

  • The accreditation to the university is given by Higher Learning Commission.

Online Education at ECU

University also offers online degree programs to the students who wish to prefer distance education as it is more flexible and can be completed according to the suitability of their time.

  • The university offers degree programs for undergraduate as well as graduate courses.

  • ECU’s online programs consist of eight weeks sessions. 

  • Students can also have access to discussion forums with classmates, faculties, and instructors whenever the student wants.


The university has had many accomplishments over the years and has rightfully earned its place in the list of various categories, based on which a university is deemed good or bad. Some of the reviews provided by its students are listed below.

  • The level of education provided by the university is of top quality.

  • The instructors are pretty friendly as well as the staff members.

  • The people studying at this university, as well as the ones teaching them, are all very friendly and easily approachable.

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Location & Contact


1100 E. 14th Street


Email: N/A
Phone: 5803328000
Fax: 5803321623
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Rankings are given to the university based on the performance of the university and  a wide range of factors like Academics, Placements, Infrastructure, Faculties, Extra Curricular Activities etc. Rankings provided to the ECU are:

  • University ranks at 80th position in ‘Top Performers on Social Mobility’.

  • It has secured a place between 87th to 113th in ‘Regional Universities West’.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Oct

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

930 - 1110

ACT Range

18 - 23

Application Fee



Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA


Accept Common App


Whether you are a freshman, graduate, transfer, or international student. The Admission Department is the first step when you are looking to be a part of any university. Students who are looking for admission has lots of questions about it and are also very curious to know the admission process.

Well, ECU has kept the admission process a no-sweat process.

Admission procedure 

The steps are as follows:

  • Completion of the application form.

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Official transcripts.

  • A standard Teaching Certificate/an alternative Education acceptance letter in a file.

  • GRE scores. (if applicable)

  • Required application documents ( resume, essay questions, references).

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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East Central University is a public university so the university has kept the average cost of all the costs including the books, living and other expenses. The average annual cost is the cost that the student has to pay annually to secure his admission every year.

  • The average annual cost is $5,406, whereas the net price stands at $9,893.

  • The total one-year average cost of the university comes out to be $18,534.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Registered Nursing, Administration,...

98 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

77 Graduates

Human Services, General

64 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

55 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

52 Graduates

Biology, General

47 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

31 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

29 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

22 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

22 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

21 Graduates

Psychology, General

20 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

19 Graduates


19 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

16 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

15 Graduates

Social Work

13 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

11 Graduates


11 Graduates


11 Graduates


10 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

9 Graduates

Public Health

9 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

9 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

9 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

8 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

8 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

7 Graduates

Legal Support Services

7 Graduates


7 Graduates


4 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

4 Graduates

Political Science and Government

4 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

3 Graduates

International Business

3 Graduates


3 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




61% White

2% Unknown

4% Black

6% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

8% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

13% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$40,365 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


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Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,310/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

orange and black

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great American Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $6,848 per year. The average meal plan at ECU costs around $3,310 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 42% and 58%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$130 - 259

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


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Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


East Central University commits that each and every student should be able to attend the college. No student should not be able to attend because of any financial crisis or financial issues. To stand with the commitment University provides the students with financial assistance so each and every student gets to attend the college. So the financial help depends upon eligibility and the individual need.

Students need to use the university FAFSA code that is 003154 while filling the FAFSA form to be eligible for financial aid.

Some of the Financial aid provided by the universities are:

  • The Federal Aids available for the students are Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and many more.

  • The State Aids available for the students are Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant and tribal Grant.

  • The Institutional Aids and Scholarships available for the students are Bertha And Myrtle Sturdevant Scholarship, William Chapman Centennial Accounting Scholarship, Accounting Department Scholarship, and many more.

  • The Military Aids available for the students are TRIO Grant and Post 9/11 GI Bill.

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