East Central Community College, located in Decatur, Mississippi, serves five counties. Founded in 1928, the school continues to provide quality education to its service area. ECCC provides educational programs to over 2,400 credit students, 1,800 non-credit students and 18,000 participants in workforce training through the Workforce Development Center.
ECCC is also part of the Mississippi Virtual Community College, offering online instruction to students who cannot regularly come to campus or have inflexible schedules.
East Central Community College offers general education courses designed for transfer to four year Mississippi institution. Career programs are designed to prepare individuals for work immediately upon completion, providing the skills and education necessary to succeed. Workforce development programs and GED courses are available to improve certain skills or provide a start for adult education.
Some programs available:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at East Central Community College must complete the online application, pay all associated fees, submit all pertinent transcripts and SAT or COMPASS scores. Each health care program has additional criteria which must be fulfilled prior to admission.
Financial aid begins with the completion and submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which determines a student's eligibility. The various scholarships, loans and grants are given based on necessity or merit as determined by the financial aid office and the Student Aid Report (SAR) given after the FAFSA is processed.
The ECCC Warriors participate in the NJCAA region 23. The team colors at ECCC are black and gold.
Sports programs available:
- Baseball – Softball
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,300. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,000-$2,400
- Out-of-State: $4,100-$4,896
- For part-time students, charges are between $95-$110 per 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||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||95%||$4,725|
|Receiving Student Loans||22%||$3,296|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, East Central Community College may provide student services like:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for East Central Community College, versus those community colleges in Mississippi, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|East Central Community College||Newton County||Mississippi|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1997)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Mississippi
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 Community 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
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to East Central Community College.
- Meridian Community College in Meridian, MS (23 miles away)
- Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, MS (58 miles away)
- Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, AL (102 miles away)
- Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS (113 miles away)
- George C Wallace State Community College - Selma in Selma, AL (122 miles away)