East Central College

Union, MO 63084
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East Central College (ECC) is located in Union, Missouri. ECC was established in 1968 and it currently serves over 3,000 students. The school is completely accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

 ECC has many transfer options for students who wish to go on to pursue a bachelor degree,  making it a cost-effective option for students just beginning their college journey.

The ECC nursing program has two options for students to consider. There is the traditional associate of applied science degree in nursing program and an LPN to RN bridge program. LPN's that wish to take part in the LPN to RN bridge program will need to meet certain requirements before being admitted. Both nursing programs will give nursing students a thorough education. The curriculum will have both classroom elements and clinical experiences. ECC has a state of the art clinical lab that utilizes advanced technology and realistic patient simulators. The ECC nursing program is completely approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students2,897
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 42
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1976 - 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$85/credit
In State Students$122/credit
Out of State Students$181/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 $3,825 $5,490 $8,145
ADN 70 $5,950 $8,540 $12,670
BSN 125 $10,625 $15,250 $22,625
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, 95% of East Central 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 49% $4,325
Other Federal Grant 20% $338
State Grant & Scholarships 67% $1,958
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 8% $1,930
Federal Student Loans 11% $4,545
Private Loans -- $1,716


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$6,555
$30,001 to $48,000$6,880
$48,001 to $75,000$8,977
$75,001 to $110,000$10,849
Over $110,000$10,622

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
East Central College
1964 Prairie Dell Rd
Union, MO 63084

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