East Central University

Ada, OK 74820
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East Central University is one of the seventeen public 4-year colleges in Oklahoma. The campus is located in Ada town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,719 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 470 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 216 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 46%). Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

East Central University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,301, and fees were $1,299. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $14,421 and $1,299 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students3,719
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate46%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 10 88
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 79%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1978 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT940 to 1160
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

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$220/credit
In State Students$220/credit
Out of State Students$524/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$268/credit
In State Students$268/credit
Out of State Students$621/credit

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 $9,900 $9,900 $23,580
ADN 70 $15,400 $15,400 $36,680
BSN 125 $27,500 $27,500 $65,500
FNP 50 $13,400 $13,400 $31,050
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, 94% of East Central University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 41% $4,329
Other Federal Grant 2% $633
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $4,043
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 58% $4,858
Federal Student Loans 31% $4,560
Private Loans 1% $4,725


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$7,146
$30,001 to $48,000$7,651
$48,001 to $75,000$10,915
$75,001 to $110,000$13,337
Over $110,000$13,728

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oklahoma state board of nursing.
East Central University
1100 E. 14th Street
Ada, OK 74820

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