East Central Community College

275 West Broad Street
Decatur, MS 39327-0129
Tel: (601)635-2111
2,638 students
Public institution

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East Central Community College seeks to fulfill the educational needs of its students from the five-county district which it serves. In a continuing effort to meet these needs, the College, through its board of trustees, administration, faculty, and staff conceives its purpose to be to provide instruction and service. To achieve its instructional goals, the College provides programs of instruction which incorporate knowledge and skills applicable to life in a complex world society. In addition to offering its students opportunities for their mental, physical, and emotional development, the College, as a service provider, also offers the constituencies of the district counties opportunities for assistance for growth and advancement. To successfully fulfill its purpose, East Central Community College provides, at minimum cost, a variety of programs which include senior college or university parallel, technical, health-related, vocational, adult, and remedial education.
School Highlights:
East Central Community College serves 2,638 students (79% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 41%.
East Central Community College is the only community colleges within Newton County, MS.
The nearest community college is Meridian Community College (22.6 miles away).

School Overview

East Central Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,638 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,638 students
1,303 students
East Central Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,074 students
836 students
East Central Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 564 students
1,046 students
East Central Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
East Central Community College sch enrollment East Central Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
East Central Community College Asian (2010-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
East Central Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
37%
12%
East Central Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
56%
67%
East Central Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
East Central Community College More (2008-2010)
East Central Community College sch ethnicity East Central Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.55 0.45
East Central Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,070 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,070 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 85% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,070 $5,940
East Central Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,070 $10,072
East Central Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1928 the Legislature of the State of Mississippi adopted the first basic laws for the organization and operation of Mississippi public junior colleges. East Central Community College opened its doors to a freshman class of twenty students for the first regular session in September of 1928. East Central Community College is part of the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC) and is committed to providing quality, on-line instruction as an alternative delivery system to those who need educational opportunities but cannot schedule time to come on campus. In addition to the classes listed on the ECCC schedule, there are other opportunities available through East Central and the MSVCC for on-line courses from other Mississippi Community Colleges. East Central Community College, located in Decatur, Mississippi, is a community college that thrives on academic excellence. During the Fall semester of 2004, the college set a new record enrollment of 2,739 students. Serving its five-county district consisting of Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties, East Central offers a variety of programs at a minimum cost. East Central Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree.

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