East Central College

East Central College

East Central College, also known as ECC, is a two-year, community college situated in Union, Missouri, United States. ECC was established in the year 1968. In additon to the main campus in Union, ECC also operates several facilities in Washington, Rolla, and Sullivan. The main campus spreads across an area of more than 200 acres. The college offers associate of arts, applied Science degrees, and various certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

ECC's student body is active and impressive. The college's athletics department supports several men's and women's sports teams. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Falcons. They compete in the NJCAA region XVI. The Falcons participate in various sports including softball, volleyball, and soccer.

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East Central College
1964 Prairie Dell Rd
Union , MO 63084
General Phone: (636) 583-5193

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East Central College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts144general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management51business management, accounting technology, business and related services
Photography and Commercial Art47commercial art
Office and Administration44business support services
Mechanics and Repair30HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance tech, automobile mechanics
Education and Teaching28education, teacher aide, education courses
Production Trades21machinist, welding
Medical Administration18medical secretary
Cooking and Culinary Arts7chef training
Law6legal secretary
Medical Support and Technology4radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Engineering Technician3manufacturing tech, drafting
Construction Trades3construction, construction trades
Security and Law Enforcement2criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Computer Science and Engineering1computer networking
Family and Social Work0child care management
Media0communications tech courses

Number of programs and degrees for East Central College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree30031
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18017
Award of less than 1 academic year173

East Central College Student Body

In 2007-2008, East Central College had a total enrollment of 3,604 students (2,260 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 20%
18-19 30%
20-21 14%
22-24 8%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


East Central College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 32 %

East Central College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Union, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

East Central College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,328
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,384
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
East Central College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 886200)

East Central College Faculty

East Central College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1522

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$75,3272*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$69,4143$64,923
Associate professoracademic year1*1*
Assistant professoracademic year1*4$53,258
Instructoracademic year19$43,12927$45,038
All faculty totalacademic year24$47,81335$48,211

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

East Central College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports161329

East Central College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General
Construction Trades, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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What Sets East Central College Apart:

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Top 6%East Central College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 13%East Central College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%East Central College % of degrees in office and administration
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Top 15%East Central College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 15%East Central College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%East Central College % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%East Central College % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% of degrees in engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%East Central College % of degrees in engineering
Number of students
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Top 20%East Central College Number of students

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checked Career counseling
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checked Remedial classes for students
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checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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