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East Central Community College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on East Central Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is East Central Community College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

East Central Community College was awarded 20 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked East Central Community College as #2,152 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list.

East Central Community College also holds the #25 spot on the Best Colleges in Mississippi ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into East Central Community College?

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

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At East Central Community College, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at East Central Community College is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

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East Central Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

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 19% of students took out student loans averaging $3,006 a year. That adds up to $12,024 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?

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

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

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

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 2019-2020, 1,026 students took at least one online class at East Central Community College. This is a decrease from the 1,334 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,026 443
2018-2019 1,334 351
2017-2018 1,514 359
2016-2017 1,431 365
2015-2016 1,181 230

Learn more about online learning at East Central Community 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.