East Central College is a public two year institution located in Union, Missouri, and was founded in 1968 to serve the residents of its designated service area. The school maintains four campuses in addition to the Union Campus, which are located in Sullivan, Rolla, Washington and Warrenton. The school enrolls near 4500 students annually, and has seen steady growth in both size and enrollment since its founding. The school is dedicated to providing a high quality education, constantly reviewing programs, services and facilities to meet and exceed the needs of current and future students.
East Central College offers students' choices for their future through programs designed for continuing one's academic career or pursuing career options through training. Academic transfer is accomplished by completing the first two years of a four year education followed by applying for transfer to a four year college or university to transfer earned credits, complete the final two years, and earn a bachelor's degree. Individuals applying to certain public colleges or universities in the state of Missouri will have eased or guaranteed admissions based on agreements in place between the schools. Students applying to out of state or private schools should meet with a counselor to discuss and develop a curriculum that best meets the varying requirements of one's desired school or schools.
Career and technical training programs provide an education in a specific field of, providing the skills and education necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional. Preparation and training takes place over two years, requiring students to take tradition classroom and practical courses. Practical courses allow individuals to learn skills and techniques unique to their field of study through supervised training by professionals. Upon completion students will receive a degree or certificate that demonstrates competency and assists in employer confidence when seeking employment.
Programs offered include:
A complete list of programs may be found here by visiting the school site and learning about the complete suite of academic programs.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Any individuals interested in enrolling at East Central College may do so through he school's open admission policy that allows any person who completes an application and pays all accrued fees to enroll. If available, students should supply transcripts and standardized test scores. Individuals may also be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. New students are encouraged to participate in orientation to familiarize themselves with the school, as well as to meet with a counselor in order to discuss program enrollment and curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used to determine need and aid program eligibility when developing an aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year. Additional financial aid information may be found by studying the school page or requesting information from this portal.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $1,800-$2,200
- Out-of-State: $4,000-$4,838
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $76-$91 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $170-$200 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$3,894|
|Receiving Student Loans||13%||$4,737|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, East Central College may provide student services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Missouri, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|East Central College||Franklin County||Missouri|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (since 1980)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Missouri
- Music Program
- Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2014)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2010)
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
- Accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (since 1980)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by East Central College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to East Central College.
- Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO (24 miles away)
- Mineral Area College in Park Hills, MO (47 miles away)
- Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, MO (106 miles away)
- Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, AR (151 miles away)
- Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO (151 miles away)