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East Central University

Ada, OK

About This Campus

Sitting on 100 acres, the University has an average enrollment of 5000 students. The average class size of 25 offers personal attention from faculty members. Classes are not taught by graduate assistants. Particular strengthens are found in the high acceptance rates for pre-medicine students and success ratings of accounting students passing their CPA exam. Extremely high pass rates for nursing boards, and teacher certification, in addition to nationally accredited programs of environmental science and social work, provide many choices of quality education. Students may obtain a bachelor's degree from 119 programs and a master's degree from 18 offerings. The new Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center has created many new cultural opportunities while enhancing all the fine art degrees. The University just cut the ribbon for a new 60,000 square foot School of Business Building.

Location Information

ECU is located in Ada, a city of 20,000, approximately 90 miles from Oklahoma City, 115 miles from Tulsa and 150 miles from Dallas. Our school environment is suburban, with the University located directly in the center.

Helpful Information

Weather: [FALL] The weather in OK is very versatile, so some days it can be warm and the next day cool. Autumn weather is typically 5 – 20 degrees Celsius. [SUMMER] Very versatile, so most days it will be hot but all Oklahomans use air conditioning, so you may feel cold at school or at home. Summertime weather is typically 25 - 39 degrees Celsius with an average daily temperature of 27 C.

2019/2020 Placement

Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement


Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Ada
Population | 14,000
Enrollment | 4,950
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/12
Spring | 01/12-05/08

Campus Diversity

White | 63%
Black | 9%
Hispanic/Latino | 4%
Asian | 3%
Native/1st Nation | 18%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 3%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Nursing and Education programs have admission requirments.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Nursing
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Accounting
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice

Unique Academic Programs

  • Native American Studies
  • Medical Biophysics
  • Retailing
  • Music
  • Studio Art

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Area Studies: Native American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Office Administration, Office Education, Public Relations

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Mass Communication, Print Media, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Computer Science: System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences, Legal Studies

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Home Economics, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Health Sciences

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program

Geography and Urban Studies: Cartography, Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Chiropractic, Clinical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Medical Technology, Nursing, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Rehabilitation Sciences

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Deaf Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.50 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/27/15.
  • Estimated cost: $2882.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($192 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($192 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/27/15.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $75 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee $12.00 Credit Hour Plan A Mandatory
Recreation Fee $6.00 Credit Hour Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee $20.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Library Fee $2 Credit Hour Plan A Mandatory
ID Card $2.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee $11.50 Credit Hour Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $25.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Fine Arts Fee $4.00 Credit Hour Plan A Mandatory
Cultural Activity Fee $2.30 Credit Hour Plan A Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003154

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/27/15

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 23% living on campus
  • Double: $1100
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $479.20
  • Proximity to campus: 1/2 mile
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1296 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1444 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1575 per semester for 20 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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