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East Central University Overview

East Central University is a public institution located in Ada, Oklahoma. Ada is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is East Central University Known For?

688 Undergraduate Awards
$20,917 Avg Cost After Aid
48% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at ECU.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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East Central University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ECU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Management Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Human Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Value Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#107 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is East Central University?

Location of East Central University

Contact details for ECU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 E. 14Th Street, Ada, OK 74820-6999
Phone: 580-332-8000
Website: https://www.ecok.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ECUTigerUpdate
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ECUTigerUpdates

How Do I Get Into ECU?

You can apply to ECU online at: https://www.ecok.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for ECU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into ECU?

48% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to ECU. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 48%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 50%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to ECU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for East Central University  ( 480 to 570 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for East Central University  ( 460 to 590 )
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800
ECU received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 22. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for East Central University  ( 16 to 22 )
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ACT Math Scores for East Central University  ( 16 to 22 )
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ACT Composite Scores for East Central University  ( 18 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford East Central University?

$20,917 Net Price
38% Take Out Loans
11.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ECU is $20,917. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At ECU, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $4,604 a year. That adds up to $18,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ECU is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

East Central University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,471 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,981 undergraduate students at ECU, with 2,471 being full-time and 510 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  ECU

There are also 632 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,471 full-time undergraduates at ECU, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  ECU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of East Central University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ECU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 126
Hispanic or Latino 133
White 1,384
International Students 268
Other Races/Ethnicities 548

Geographic Diversity

Oklahoma students aren't the only ones who study at East Central University. At this time, 6 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 37 countries are represented at ECU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Bahamas, and China.

Online Learning at East Central University

546 Took All Classes Online
1,980 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at ECU. In 2017-2018, 1,980 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ECU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 13th most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of ECU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at East Central University was -0.8%. This is the #2,253 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ECU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of ECU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational Administration 18%
Health & Physical Education 42%
Instructional Media Design 86%
Natural Resource Management 33%
Natural Resources & Conservation 33%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 42%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ECU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at ECU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Natural Resource Management #15
Natural Resources & Conservation #40
Instructional Media Design #123
Teacher Education Subject Specific #194
Educational Administration #244

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

East Central University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Health & Physical Education 0 60 0 39 99
Accounting 35 37 0 19 91
Human Services 0 41 3 37 81
Nursing 0 72 0 0 72
Business Administration & Management 5 51 0 13 69
Educational Administration 0 0 0 61 61
General Biology 0 46 0 0 46
Communication & Media Studies 0 35 0 0 35
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 29 0 6 35
Computer Information Systems 0 34 0 0 34
Student Counseling 0 0 0 32 32
Other Psychology 0 0 2 24 26
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 24 0 0 24
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 20 0 0 20
General Psychology 0 19 0 0 19
General English Literature 0 17 0 0 17
Physics 0 16 0 0 16
Social Work 0 16 0 0 16
Public Health 0 13 0 0 13
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 12 12
History 0 12 0 0 12
Music 0 12 0 0 12
Special Education 0 8 0 3 11
Marketing 9 0 0 0 9
Legal Support Services 0 9 0 0 9
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 0 0 8
Human Resource Management 7 0 0 0 7
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 7 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 6 0 0 6
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 6 6
International Business 5 0 0 0 5
Management Information Systems 5 0 0 0 5
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 0 5 0 0 5
Sociology 0 5 0 0 5
Ethnic Studies 0 4 0 0 4
Geography & Cartography 0 4 0 0 4
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 0 4
Finance & Financial Management 3 0 0 0 3
Allied Health Professions 0 1 0 0 1
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 75 613 5 259 952

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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