East Central University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,301

6.45% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,795

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.6%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

48%

1,847 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,719

75.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

32.6%

188 Graduates

About

East Central University is a higher education institution located in Pontotoc County, OK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at East Central University were Registered Nursing (98 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees), and General Human Services (64 degrees).

In 2017, 1,032 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Central University. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (637 degrees), 4.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Central University is $5,301, which is $-15,432 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at East Central University is $5,301, which is $-15,432 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,795.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,301

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at East Central University was $5,301. The cost of tuition at East Central University is $-15,432 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$8,795

2017 Value

28.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 East Central University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,795. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of East Central University grew by 28.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,676

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Central University was of $6,676 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 0.482% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at East Central University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.22% with respect to 2016, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

11.6%

2016 Default Rate

115

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at East Central University was 11.6%, which represents 115 out of the 989 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

East Central University received 1,847 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 29.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,847 applicants, 887 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48% acceptance rate.

There were 3,719 students enrolled at East Central University in 2017, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

East Central University has an overall enrollment yield of 53%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

887

Accepted Out of 1,847

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of East Central University was 48% (887 admissions from 1,847 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 29.8%, while admissions grew by 7.91%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

27

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at East Central University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

East Central University has a total enrollment of 3,719 students. The full-time enrollment at East Central University is 2,810 students and the part-time enrollment is 909. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at East Central University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.4% White, 14.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.04% Two or More Races, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Black or African American, 0.296% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.242% Asian.

Students enrolled at East Central University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.6%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (8.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39%), followed by White Male (18.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (7.72%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Central University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,719 students. The full-time enrollment at East Central University is 2,810 and the part-time enrollment is 909. This means that 75.6% of students enrolled at East Central University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at East Central University was 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), East Central University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,209

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    526

  3. Two or More Races

    262

The enrolled student population at East Central University is 59.4% White, 14.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 7.04% Two or More Races, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.82% Black or African American, 0.296% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.242% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 91 students (2.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 280 more women than men received degrees from East Central University. The majority of degree recipients at East Central University are white (637 degrees awarded). There were 4.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (130 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at East Central University is Registered Nursing (98 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees) and General Human Services (64 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at East Central University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (148 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), and Education (216 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Central University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,967,225 people), Secondary school teachers (331,970 people), Education administrators (280,048 people), Social workers, all other (199,754 people), and Other managers (151,376 people).

The most specialized majors at East Central University are Public Administration and Social Service (148 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Education (216 degrees), History (19 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Central University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at East Central University are Public Administration and Social Service (148 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Education (216 degrees), History (19 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at East Central University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,918,073 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (313,993 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (219,076 people), Individual & family services (150,811 people), and Child day care services (124,418 people).

The most specialized majors at East Central University are Public Administration and Social Service (148 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Education (216 degrees), History (19 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by East Central University.

Most Common

  1. 98 degrees awarded

  2. 70 degrees awarded

  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at East Central University was Registered Nursing with 98 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 376

  2. 656

In 2017, 376 degrees were awarded to men at East Central University, which is 0.573 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (656).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 42 degrees were awarded to men at East Central University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 98 degrees were awarded to women at East Central University in General Human Services, which is 2.65 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from East Central University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at East Central University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.66% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    637 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    130 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Central University is white (637 degrees awarded). There were 4.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (130 degrees).

1.84% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    441 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    196 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at East Central University is white female (441 degrees awarded). There were 2.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (196 degrees).

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Operations

East Central University has an endowment valued at nearly $23.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $129k (0.543%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, East Central University had a total salary expenditure of $60M. East Central University employs 56 Assistant professors, 39 Instructors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at East Central University are Female Instructors (31), Male Assistant professors(30), and Female Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Central University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 86 employees, Service, with 57 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$23.7M

2017 Endowment

1.89%

growth from 2016

East Central University has an endowment valued at about $23.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of East Central University grew 1.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.43M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.42M - Federal

  2. $458k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, East Central University received $4.42M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $458k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.1M

2017 Salaries

6.54%

decline from 2016

In 2017, East Central University paid a median of $19.1M in salaries, which represents 31.9% of their overall expenditure ($60M) and a 6.54% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.3% decline from 2015 and a 1.75% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.2M

Instructional Salaries

147

Number of Employees

In 2017, East Central University paid a total of $8.2M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

56 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

86 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Central University were Assistant professor with 56 employees; Instructor with 39 employees; and Instructor with 26 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Central University were Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees; Service with 57 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at East Central University was Female Instructor with 31 employees, Male Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at East Central University.

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