East Central University

1100 E 14th St, Ada, United States
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Overview of East Central University

About this school

East Central, founded as a Normal school in 1909, is a public university. Its 130-acre campus is located in Ada, 90 miles from Oklahoma City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,029
    • Men:1,218 Men (40.2%)
    • Women:1,811 Women (59.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to East Central University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Required
August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1100 East 14th Street
City, State, Zip
Ada, OK 74820
Phone
(580) 559-5628
Fax
(580) 436-5495
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 1,847 applicants were admitted
Women
50% of 1,009 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 838 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
702 (79%) of 887 admitted students enrolled
Women
386 (77%) of 500 admitted students enrolled
Men
316 (82%) of 387 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
529 average |460-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
11%
• Score 200 - 300
4%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
9%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
41%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
16%
• Score 18 - 23
61%
• Score 12 - 17
21%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,600|Out-of-state: $15,720 (36.97%)
  • Room & Board: - $6,730 (37.69%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,600 (8.96%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,924 (16.38%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


East Central University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003154
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
412 (70.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
331 (80.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
331 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
103 (31.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$5,792
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 256 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,034
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 268 (81.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,930
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 71 (21.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4 (.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $825

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,228 (77.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,962 (88.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,962 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
745 (38.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$6,226
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 881 (44.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,976
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,744 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,261
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 457 (23.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
17 (.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,082

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
39%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,171
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Communication
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


151

Part-Time Faculty


72

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


44%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
210,907
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
800
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


East Central University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


34.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


19.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


32.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


33.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (70)


  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


17,097

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Oklahoma City

Campus Size


144 acres

Weather


Temperature
25.2 average low in January, 87.3 average high in September
Rain
88 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City
Nearest Train Station
33 mile(s) from campus in Pauls Valley

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


East Central University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, national fraternities, national sororities, campus connection, f.a.t.e, gsa, ecu wesley, tigers for tigers

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,372

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,029
Women
1,811
Men
1,218

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 15.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.3% Asian
  • 4.0% Black/African-American
  • 6.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 62.9% White
  • 2.2% Unknown

International Students


7.4% from 32 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


610

Student Resources

Study resources