East Central Community College

  • East Central Community College, is a public, open-access, comprehensive, two-year institution of higher education that provides university transfer education, distance education opportunities, career-technical programs, workforce development services, and basic skills offerings to meet the educational and training needs of the residents of Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Winston counties located in east central Mississippi.
School Highlights
  • East Central Community College serves 2,544 students (77% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
  • East Central Community College is the only community colleges within Newton County, MS.
  • The nearest community college to East Central Community College is Meridian Community College (22.6 miles away).

Top Placements

East Central Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 107 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
East Central Community College(MS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty107 staff138 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of East Central Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The East Central Community College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,544 students2,966 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:122:1
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# Full-Time Students1,971 students2,344 students
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# Part-Time Students573 students622 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-593
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% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
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% Asian
-
1%
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% Hispanic
-
1%
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% Black
27%
36%
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% White
65%
58%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.500.53
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College Completion Rate
23%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$29,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,170 is less than the state average of $3,781. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,270 is less than the state average of $5,574. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,170$3,781
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,270$5,574
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,599$7,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,944$4,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, TennisBaseball, Basketball,
Football, Soccer,
Softball, Tennis,
Source: 2016 (or 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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