East Central College is a community college with five locations in central Missouri. The main campus is located in Union, Missouri, sitting on over . In addition, ECC also offers classes in Sullivan, Rolla, Washington and Warrenton. Approximately 4,400 students are enrolled in classes each semester at the five locations or through dual credit classes at area high schools. Students can complete the first two years of coursework toward a bachelor's degree and then to transfer to a four-year institution. Over 25 career/technical programs are offered with Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and certificate options available for students who intend to immediately enter the workforce. ECC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
East Central College was founded in 1968 to serve the educational needs of the people in east central Missouri. In that same year, were purchased for what is now the main campus.
Classes began in rented facilities and at the Union Memorial Auditorium in September 1969 with enrollment at 476 students the first semester. The Administration Building was the first facility built on campus, and it was completed in 1971. The Multipurpose Building came next in 1973, followed by the Vocational-Technical Building in 1978 and the Classroom Building in 1985. The Auditorium/Classroom facility was... Read More