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?
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at ECU.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
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.
Where Is East Central University?
Contact details for ECU are given below.
|Address:||1100 E. 14Th Street, Ada, OK 74820-6999|
How Do I Get Into ECU?
You can apply to ECU online at: https://www.ecok.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for ECU
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into ECU?
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.
Can I Afford East Central University?
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
There are also 632 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,471 full-time undergraduates at ECU, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of East Central University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||126|
|Hispanic or Latino||133|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at ECU has changed over the last few years.
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|
|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|
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.
*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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