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If you want to know more about East Central University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is East Central University 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 University was awarded 74 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is human services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked ECU as #1,647 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 32 colleges in Oklahoma, ECU is ranked at #20.

See all of the rankings for East Central University.

Is It Hard to Get Into ECU?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 96%, ECU has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 5% 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 420 and 550. Math scores were between 440 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for East Central University  ( 420 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for East Central University  ( 440 to 510 )
ECU received ACT scores from 100% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for East Central University  ( 18 to 24 )

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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 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at East Central University

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 University this rate is 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 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 20% for first-time, full-time students at ECU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at East Central University.

East Central University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,939 undergraduates at ECU with 2,456 being full-time and 483 being part-time.

How Much Does East Central University Cost?

The overall average net price of ECU is $10,496. 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 +
$7,943 $8,618 $12,954 $15,448 $16,585

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 37% of students took out student loans averaging $5,123 a year. That adds up to $20,492 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ECU is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do ECU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from ECU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,737 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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, 534 received undergraduate degrees and 218 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 67 $58,379
Business Administration & Management 57 $32,762
Computer Information Systems 54 $46,037
Health & Physical Education 52 $27,783
General Biology 44 $27,120
Human Services 32 $30,281
Liberal Arts General Studies 28 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 27 $35,051
General Psychology 21 $27,519
Communication & Media Studies 20 $27,317

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 2019-2020, 3,608 students took at least one online class at East Central University. This is an increase from the 2,356 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,608 3,608
2018-2019 2,356 663
2017-2018 1,980 546
2016-2017 2,055 601
2015-2016 1,980 654

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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