East Central University

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Also known as ECU, East Central University was founded in 1909 and is a four-year public university located in Ada, Oklahoma. In 1919, ECU became a teacher's college and started offering bachelor's degrees. ECU first implemented graduate work in 1954. Today, ECU offers over 80 undergraduate majors, and master's degrees in education, accounting, psychology, and human resources. ECU classes are also available in Ardmore at the Ardmore Higher Education Center, in Durant at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in Shawnee at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center, and in McAlester at the Eastern Oklahoma State College branch campus.

Academics and Programs

ECU is divided into five academic units – three colleges and two schools – and offers over 65 degree programs. Additionally, some courses are available online and through OneNet. The university is comprised of the School of Business, the College of Education and Psychology, the College of Health and Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the School of Graduate Studies.

ECU is unique for offering degree programs in cartography, environmental science, and medical physics. Additionally, it is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Athletics

Known as the Tigers, ECU's athletic teams have competed in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference since 2011. Previously, they competed in the Lone Star Conference of the NCAA from 1995 to 2011.

Athletics offices are located in the Kerr Activities Center.

Library System

The school's library dates back to 1909, when ECU was founded. In 1997, a new library facility was completed and named after Dr. Adolph Linscheid, who was president of ECU from 1920 to 1949. The library's stated mission is to provide an information-rich environment fostering independent learning throughout the community.

Student Housing

On-campus student life is centered around the residence halls Pesagi Hall, Briles Hall, Pontotoc Hall, Adult Housing, Knight Hall, and Tiger Commons. Most freshman students are required to live in on-campus housing.

General Information

Admission

Office
PMBJ8, 1100 East 14th Street
Ada, OK 74820
(580) 332-8000
Fax: (580) 559-5432

Contact: Pamla Armstrong
Registrar and Director of
Admissions

Main

Address
1100 East 14th Street
Ada, OK 74820
(580) 332-8000
www.ecok.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 3,480

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees

offered:
Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application

Fee
College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Online application fee: $20

Enrollment

Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 96%

College Majors

Arts,

Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Fine/Studio

Arts B
Music –
General B
Music –
Piano/Organ B
Music –
Voice/Opera B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Administrative/Secretarial

Services B
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial

Economics B
Finance/Banking

B
Marketing

Management B
Office
Management B
Operations

Management B
Sales
and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast

Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric

B
Journalism

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

Education
Agricultural

Education B
Business
Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance

Teacher Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Education

of Mentally Handicapped B
Education

of Physically Handicapped B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Science
Teacher Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Special
Education B
Speech
Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial

Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial

Education B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B
Speech/Rhetorical

Studies B
Technical/Business

Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile

Studies B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Comparative

Literature B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B
Environmental

Health B
Medical
Records Technology B
Predentistry

B
Premedicine

B
Prepharmacy

B
Preveterinary

Medicine B
Vocational

Rehabilitation Counseling B

History
History
– General B

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal

Assistance B
Prelaw B

Mathematics
Applied
Mathematics B
Mathematics

– General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise
Sciences B
Health/Physical

Fitness B
Parks,
Recreation & Fitness – General
B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Community

Organization/Advocacy B
Human
Services B
Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B
Police
Science B

Social Sciences
Cartography

B
Criminology

B
Political

Science/Government B
Social
Sciences – General B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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the accuracy of information on
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East Central University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(580) 332-8000
Website:https://www.ecok.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://myecu.ecok.edu/ICS/Admissions/Candidate_Page.jnz?portlet=Welcome
Address:1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, OK 74820-6999
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,160
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):34%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,180 (52% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,279
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,399
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,882

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

East Central University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at East Central University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services722
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education47
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs3
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions121
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total103312

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at East Central University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at East Central University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,279
Out-of-state$15,399
Books and supplies$1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,586
Out-of-state$10,963

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid70196%
Grant or scholarship aid62285%$6,882
Student loan aid23332%$4,575

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,05182%$7,213
Federal student loans1,36037%$6,291

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for East Central University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled East Central University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,423567856
Percent admitted100%74%47%
Percent admitted who enrolled42%51%36%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

East Central University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,160
Undergraduate enrollment3,433
Graduate enrollment727

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

East Central University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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