Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at ECU are mainly White with a smaller American Indian/Alaskan population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

East Central University is a Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI). It is not controlled by a Native American tribe but it serves a percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Racial demographics of East Central University students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 14%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10%
International 10%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 60% more female students than male students enrolled at East Central University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ECU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for East Central University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for East Central University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,378
Women 2,198

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ECU serves a very low number of students outside of Oklahoma, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for East Central University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$40,365 per year

41% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 20.1%
Part time Undergrads 13.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207041 IPEDS survey data for East Central University.

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