East Central College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,760
4.55% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,447
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.94%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,692
45.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.1%
204 Graduates

About

East Central College is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at East Central College were General Studies (249 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (42 degrees), and Other Teacher Education & Professional Development (31 degrees).

In 2022, 571 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at East Central College. 55.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (521 degrees), 27.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at East Central College is $2,760, which is $−5,352 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at East Central College is $2,760, which is $−5,352 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,447.

In 2022, 80% of undergraduate students attending East Central College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,760
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at East Central College was $2,760. The cost of tuition at East Central College is $−5,352 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,447
2022 Value
5.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 East Central College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,447. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of East Central College grew by 5.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,792
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at East Central College was of $7,792 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.62% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at East Central College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 25% with respect to 2021, when 64% 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.
1.94%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at East Central College was 1.94%, which represents 6 out of the 310 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

East Central College had a total enrollment of 2,692 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at East Central College is 1,225 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,467. This means that 45.5% of students enrolled at East Central College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at East Central College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.3% White, 3.38% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.26% Black or African American, 0.78% Asian, 0.334% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at East Central College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.4%), followed by White Male (37.7%) and Two or More Races Female (2.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at East Central College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,692 students. The full-time enrollment at East Central College is 1,225 and the part-time enrollment is 1,467. This means that 45.5% of students enrolled at East Central College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 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 College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), East Central College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,430 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    91 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    83 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at East Central College is 90.3% White, 3.38% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.26% Black or African American, 0.78% Asian, 0.334% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 9 students (0.334%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 67 more women than men received degrees from East Central College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at East Central College is white (521 degrees awarded). There were 27.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at East Central College is General Studies (249 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (42 degrees) and Other Teacher Education & Professional Development (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at East Central College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (49 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (249 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (39 degrees).

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 College are Elementary & middle school teachers (138,867 people), Other managers (128,074 people), Graphic designers (94,584 people), Postsecondary teachers (69,627 people), and Software developers (63,610 people).

The most specialized majors at East Central College in 2022 are Precision Production (49 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (249 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (39 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (33 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at East Central College are Precision Production (49 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (249 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (39 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (33 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 College are Elementary & secondary schools (291,758 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (161,933 people), Computer Systems Design (128,932 people), Construction (85,071 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (78,202 people).

The most specialized majors at East Central College are Precision Production (49 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (249 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (39 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (33 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by East Central College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 249 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at East Central College was General Studies with 249 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

252
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
319
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 252 degrees were awarded to men at East Central College, which is 0.79 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (319).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 88 degrees were awarded to men at East Central College in General Studies, which is 0.547 times less than the 161 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 161 degrees were awarded to men at East Central College in General Studies, which is 1.83 times more than the 88 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from East Central College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at East Central College is Male and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    521 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at East Central College is white (521 degrees awarded). There were 27.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    289 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    232 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at East Central College is white female (289 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (232 degrees).

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Operations

East Central College has an endowment valued at nearly $12.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 73.6k (0.59%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, East Central College had a total salary expenditure of 28.4M. East Central College employs 40 Instructors, 18 Assistant professors and 8 Associate professors. Most academics at East Central College are Female Instructor (22), Male Instructor (18), and Female Assistant professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Central College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, Management, with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees.

Endowment

$12.5M
2022 Endowment
15.5%
decline from 2021

East Central College has an endowment valued at about $12.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of East Central College declined 15.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.26M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.5M
2022 Salaries
11%
growth from 2021

In 2022, East Central College paid a median of $12.5M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($28.4M) and a 11% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.29M
Instructional Salaries
70
Number of Employees

In 2022, East Central College paid a total of $4.29M to 70 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at East Central College were Instructor with 40 employees, Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at East Central College were Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees, Management with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at East Central College was Female Instructor with 22 employees, Male Instructor with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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