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East Central College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on East Central College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is East Central College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

East Central College was awarded 29 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

East Central College landed the #2,183 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when East Central College held the #2,222 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

East Central College also holds the #46 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into East Central College?

Acceptance Rate

Since East Central College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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East Central College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at East Central College is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at East Central College is 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at East Central College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At East Central College this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

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East Central College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,593 undergraduates at East Central College with 1,145 being full-time and 1,448 being part-time.

How Much Does East Central College Cost?

The overall average net price of East Central College is $7,614. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for East Central College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,722 $7,411 $8,698 $10,337 $10,891

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of East Central College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At East Central College, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,300 a year. That adds up to $17,200 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at East Central College is 11.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do East Central College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from East Central College make about $34,268 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 19% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at East Central College make the most money.

Location of East Central College

East Central College is a public institution situated in Union, Missouri. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for East Central College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1964 Prairie Dell Rd, Union, MO 63084
Phone: 636-584-6500

East Central College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at East Central College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at East Central College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,268 students took at least one online class at East Central College. This is an increase from the 1,027 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,268 507
2018-2019 1,027 337
2017-2018 1,063 335
2016-2017 948 215
2015-2016 710 161

Learn more about online learning at East Central College.

Notes and 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.