East Central Community College

Decatur, MS 39327
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East Central Community College is one of the fifteen public 2-year colleges in Mississippi. The campus is located in a rural area, in Decatur.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,560 students attend the school. Every year 40% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

East Central Community College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,580, and fees were $210. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,680 and $210 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Rural
Number of Students2,560
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 36
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 9

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1939 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/1997 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$115/credit
In State Students$115/credit
Out of State Students$115/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,175 $5,175 $5,175
ADN 70 $8,050 $8,050 $8,050
BSN 125 $14,375 $14,375 $14,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of East Central Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 61% $4,771
Other Federal Grant 6% $532
State Grant & Scholarships 21% $612
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 58% $2,149
Federal Student Loans 19% $3,304
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,039
$30,001 to $48,000$4,133
$48,001 to $75,000$6,511
$75,001 to $110,000$8,504
Over $110,000$9,134

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Mississippi state board of nursing.
East Central Community College
15738 Highway 15
Decatur, MS 39327

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