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East Central University

Ada, OK

About This Campus

East Central University has an average enrollment of 3000 students. The student faculty ratio of 18:1 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 and Muskogee language, archaeology and cultural resource management. ECU also has a nationally accredited program in social work and a human services counseling program with a concentration in services for the deaf. Our School of Fine Arts 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. Students interested in Legal Studies should ask if there's space in the living/learning community.

2019/2020 Placement

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Home Payment (B)
Open

2020/2021 Placement

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Home Payment (B)
Excellent

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

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Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

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Location | Ada
Population | 17,280
Enrollment | 3,577
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/19-12/13
Spring | 01/13-05/08

Campus Diversity

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White | 57%
Black | 4%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 14%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 8%
Other | 9%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • With seniors
Limitations
Nursing and Education programs have admission requirments.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Fine Art - Our Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, built in 2009, boasts outstanding facilities and a faculty committed to interdisciplinary collaboration. Mass Communication majors manage sound at local music venues. Art majors cast metal, paint, and experiment with audio and video.
  • 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.
  • Counseling - Our human services counseling program includes concentrations in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Aging, and Services for the Deaf.
  • Criminal Justice - Our criminal justice students learn from practitioners and scholars, all of whom are great teachers!

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.
  • Cartography - East Central University has an established cartography program featuring GIS.
  • 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.
  • Music - Music students at ECU choose from a number of ensembles including a British Brass Band.
  • 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.

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: American Indian Studies

Area Studies: Native American Studies

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

Athletics: Exercise Science

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: American Sign Language, Communication, Electronic Media, Mass Communication

Computer Science: Computer Science

Criminal Justice: Criminal 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, Preschool Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education, Theatre Education

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Health Sciences

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Cartography

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Rehabilitation Sciences

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Music: Choral Music

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

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Counseling, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Social Work

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Deaf Studies

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 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 09/05/19.
  • Estimated cost: $3526.
  • 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): 15 ($192 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15 ($192 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 09/05/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $75 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Service Fee $50 Semester Plan A Mandatory
ID Card $2 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $25 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Academic Rec. Fee $7.50 Semester 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.

Canada
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 09/05/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 35% living on campus
  • Double: $1850
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1/2 mile
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1403 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1562 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1704 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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