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East Central Community College Data & Information Overview

Fair Price Value for Your Money
20% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is East Central Community College Ranked?

#2,081 Best Colleges in Nation
#24 Best Colleges in MS
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

East Central Community College landed the #2,081 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when East Central Community College held the #2,152 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 26 colleges in Mississippi, East Central Community College is ranked at #24.

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Is It Hard to Get Into East Central Community College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that East Central Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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East Central Community College Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
57% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, East Central Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at East Central Community College is 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at East Central Community College

61% Freshmen Retention

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 Community College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

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East Central Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,643 Full-Time Undergraduates
47.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,388 undergraduates at East Central Community College with 1,643 being full-time and 745 being part-time.

How Much Does East Central Community College Cost?

$5,091 Net Price
9% Take Out Loans
$14,756 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of East Central Community College is $5,091. 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 Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,679 $4,807 $6,603 $9,533 $9,443

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 Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 East Central Community College, approximately 9% of students took out student loans averaging $3,689 a year. That adds up to $14,756 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at East Central Community College is 20.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do East Central Community College Graduates Make?

$31,704 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from East Central Community College make around $31,704 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 25% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of East Central Community College

Mississippi State
1,643 Full-Time Undergraduates
Rural Campus Setting
East Central Community College is a public institution located in Decatur, Mississippi. 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 Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 15738 Highway 15, Decatur, MS 39327-0129
Phone: 601-635-2111

East Central Community College Majors

20 Majors With Completions
457 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at East Central Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at East Central Community College

61% Take At Least One Class Online
20% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 1,357 students took at least one online class at East Central Community College. This is an increase from the 1,026 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,357 433
2019-2020 1,026 443
2018-2019 1,334 351
2017-2018 1,514 359
2016-2017 1,431 365

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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.


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