Why Choose East Central Community College?

  • No. 1 in Mississippi three straight years for academic performance of students who transfer to one of the state’s eight public, four-year universities.
     
  • Nationally recognized for the graduation rate of its students.
     
  • One of the most affordable colleges in Mississippi for tuition and fees.
     
  • Ranked among the top 30 community colleges in the United States for both quality and affordability in a study by AffordableColleges.com.
     
  • Dramatically increased the value of scholarships awarded at various ACT composite score levels to provide greater financial support to more students.
     
  • 58% of first-time, full-time entering freshmen received institutional scholarship aid last year.
     
  • New degree programs in Diesel Equipment Technology, CyberSecurity Technology, and Criminal Justice Technology.
     
  • Four-day class schedule allows students to attend classes Monday through Thursday, with Friday devoted to learning and studying opportunities.
     
  • Home to the nation’s largest community college Phi Beta Lambda Chapter.
     
  • Most residential community college in the state of Mississippi.
     
  • All men’s residence halls remodeled in the past three years; the three-story New Women’s Residence Hall opened in August 2017.
     
  • Newly renovated Mabry Cafeteria offers an array of dining and healthy food options in a restaurant-style setting.
     
  • Warrior Wellness program provides numerous fitness opportunities and programs throughout the year in the recently updated Wellness Center.
     
  • 69 student-athletes named Academic All-State or Academic All-American in 2018-19.
     
  • Five varsity sports teams honored nationally in 2018-19 for having team grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher.
     
  • Recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education in three of the past four years.