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Location | Ada
Population | 17,280
Enrollment | 3,577
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/17-12/11
Spring | 01/11-05/07

East Central University

Ada, OK

Study Native America in Native America! We teach local indigenous languages
Collaborate across disciplines in our well equipped fine arts center!

About This Campus

East Central University has an average enrollment of 3000 students. The student faculty ratio of 19:1 ensures that students receive personal attention from faculty members. Classes are not taught by graduate assistants. Particular strengthens are our honors program that fosters a close community and our high acceptance rates to graduate school for pre-medicine and pre-law students. ECU graduates also have extremely high pass rates for the CPA exam, nursing boards, and teacher certification. The interdisciplinary Native American Studies program features courses in Chickasaw, Choctaw, Kiowa, and Potawatomi. ECU also has a nationally accredited program in social work. Art + Design : Media + Communication has exceptional facilities and faculty committed to interdisciplinary collaboration.

Location Information

East Central University is situated on 100 acres in Ada, Oklahoma, headquarters of the Chickasaw Nation. Ada has a population of 17,000 and is located approximately 90 miles from Oklahoma City, 115 miles from Tulsa and 150 miles from Dallas. Our school environment is rural.

Helpful Information

While a lot of our students commute, we encourage NSE students to live on campus.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
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Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Nursing and Education programs have admission requirments.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Mass Communication - Our Mass Communication students have extensive experiential learning experiences.
  • Biology/Life Science - Our biology students have a very high acceptance rate to medical school. Many are involved in undergraduate research.
  • Accounting - Our accounting graduates have a very high pass rate on the CPA exam.
  • Art - Our art programs have exceptional facilities and faculty committed to interdisciplinary collaboration.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Native American Studies - At East Central University you can pursue Native American Studies in Native America. Our interdisciplinary program features courses in regional Native American Languages, archaeology, and cultural resource management. The program also sponsors cultural activities on campus.
  • English - What makes our English major great is our faculty! We host an annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival that attracts writers with national and international reputations.
  • Legal Studies - Our legal studies students have a 100% acceptance rate to law school. Courses include Native American law and some live in a living/learning community.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Art, Art Education... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/13/23

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $3961.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 15 ($247 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 15 ($247 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $75 Year Host & Home Optional
Health Service Fee $50 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
ID Card $2 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $25 Semester Host & Home Optional
Academic Rec. Fee $7.50 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/13/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1000.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1/2 mile
Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/13/23

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


    Other Health Related Comments
    Meningitis is only required for students who reside in campus housing.

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