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East Central University is a four-year public university located in Ada, Oklahoma. ECU was established in 1909 as the East Central State Normal School. After a few name and status changes, it was finally granted the status of a university in 1974. The university offers more than 65 academic majors, including over 10 teachers certifications. It also offers distance learning programs. ECU is organized into the following academic divisions:

ECU's athletic teams are known as the Tigers. They compete in the NCAA Division II and are members of the Lone Star Conference.

Profile of East Central University

East Central University is located in Ada, OK (a self-contained town). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by East Central University is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in education and teaching and family and social work.

East Central University Selectivity

East Central University does not offer open admission.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

East Central University had 4, 463 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. East Central University values student athletics, and belongs to the Lone Star Conference.

East Central University Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"East Central University's mission is to foster a learning environment in which students, faculty, staff, and community interact to educate students for life in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse society. Within its service area, East Central University provides leadership for economic development and cultural enhancement. "

East Central University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching321secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, school Counselling, school librarian, physical education teaching, reading teaching, early childhood education, special ed
Family and Social Work160human services, social work, family and consumer science
Liberal Arts85general studies, history, English, sociology, speech and rhetoric, political science, cartography
Business and Management84business management, accounting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine67registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement42criminal justice and administration
Science41biology, physics, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39health and physical Education
Medical administration24medical records admin, environmental health
Media20mass communication
Therapy and Counselling18psychology, psychology courses
Law9legal assistant
Art Studies9art studies
office and Administration4office management
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Music4music performance
Medical Support and Technology3clinical lab tech

Contact: East Central University

East Central University

1100 E. 14

Ada, OK 74820-6899

General Phone: (580) 332-8000


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