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How Well Is East Central University Ranked?

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

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked ECU as #1,417 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. ECU has maintained this ranking for at least two years in a row.

ECU also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Oklahoma ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into ECU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to East Central University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 48%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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

The student to faculty ratio at East Central University is about average at 18 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 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 of 46% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at East Central University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  46 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 16% for first-time, full-time students at ECU, which is 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 3,081 undergraduates at ECU with 2,551 being full-time and 530 being part-time.

ECU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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. Unfortunately, this is 8% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field 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 located in Ada, Oklahoma. The location of ECU is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of East Central University

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 42 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

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