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This overview covers the essential stats on East Central University, 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 University Ranked?

2021 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 University was awarded 6 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

ECU is ranked #1,417 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 24 colleges in Oklahoma, ECU is ranked at #14.

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Is It Hard to Get Into ECU?

Acceptance Rate

East Central University has an acceptance rate of 48%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for ECU.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for East Central University  ( 18 to 23 )

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East Central University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, East Central University 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 University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at East Central University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a measure of what percentage of first-year, full-time students come back for their sophomore year. The 46% rate at East Central University is a good bit lower than the national rate of 68%. This could be for a number of reasons, such as students transferring after a year because they changed majors.

Freshmen Retention Rate  46 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at ECU is 16%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at ECU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,981 undergraduates at ECU with 2,471 being full-time and 510 being part-time.

ECU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

ECU scored 57.62 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  57.62 out of 100
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How Much Does East Central University Cost?

The overall average net price of ECU is $10,000. 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 ECU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,548 $9,263 $12,873 $15,273 $15,486

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 ECU, 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 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.

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How Much Money Do ECU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from ECU make about $36,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 8% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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

Location of East Central University

East Central University is a public institution situated in Ada, Oklahoma. Ada is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for ECU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 E. 14Th Street, Ada, OK 74820-6999
Phone: 580-332-8000

East Central University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from East Central University. Of these students, 613 received undergraduate degrees and 259 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 72 $58,300
Health & Physical Education 60 $25,500
Business Administration & Management 51 $31,200
General Biology 46 NA
Human Services 41 NA
Accounting 37 NA
Communication & Media Studies 35 NA
Computer Information Systems 34 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29 $31,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 24 $32,500

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

Online Learning at ECU

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 2017-2018, 1,980 students took at least one online class at East Central University. This is a decrease from the 2,055 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,980 546
2016-2017 2,055 601
2015-2016 1,980 654
2014-2015 1,909 615
2013-2014 1,713 570

Learn more about online learning at East Central University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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