About East Central University (ECU)
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.
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’.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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 which the student has to pay annually to secure his admission every year.
Average annual cost is $5,406, whereas the net price stands at $9,893.
Total one year average cost of the university comes out to be $18,534.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $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 003154 while filling the FAFSA form to be eligible for the 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.