East Central College in Union

Union, MO

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East Central College offers 148-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 38.3% are women, and 61.7% are men. East Central College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at East Central College is 6880$, that is at the level of national average. 17% of full-time East Central College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $27,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The East Central College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, East Central College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,054
$30,001 - $48,000$6,627
$48,001 - $75,000$8,303
$75,001 - $110,000$9,133



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2408 of East Central College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 67 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes East Central College number 43 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

Students at East Central College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


East Central College graduation rate is below the national average.

17% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to East Central College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at East Central College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In East Central College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at East Central College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Missouri.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

East Central College offers 148 programs in total: 94 are for Associate's degree, 39 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 15 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 198 universities in Missouri state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree. East Central College is one of the few institutions in Missouri that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Missouri state average data to help you compare.


East Central College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2359 students with 70756 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for East Central College

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Nice campus. Nice location..

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A pillar of the community! East Central College is flexible, affordable and convenient!

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Took night classes and found the scheduling to to really convenient. There is a police substation on campus and security guards so I felt safe at all times. I paid for my classes out of my own pocket (no assistance) and feel like my money was well spent.

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Good local college environment

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Location & Website

Address: 1964 Prairie Dell Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6365846500

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: eastcentral.edu

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