East Central College: Narrative Description

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EAST CENTRAL COLLEGE G-10

1964 Prairie Dell Rd.
Union, MO 63084
Tel: (636)583-5193
Admissions: (636)583-5195
Fax: (636)583-1897
Web Site: http://www.eastcentral.edu/

Description:

District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 207-acre rural campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $1.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2527 per student. Total enrollment: 3,337. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,297 applied, 100% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top half. Full-time: 1,512 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,825 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 0.2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.03% international, 25% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1464 full-time, $61 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2088 full-time, $87 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3144 full-time, $113 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $240 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Amnesty International, Multicultural Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, All Campus Day, Blood Drive. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. East Central College Library with 38,863 books, 5,148 microform titles, 278 serials, 1,420 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $222,715. 372 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Union (population 6,000) is the county seat of Franklin County, and is located 40 miles west of St. Louis; see Washington University for information about St. Louis.

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