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East Central University Online

You still have control over your personal and professional goals. East Central University is one of Oklahoma’s premier regional universities. We bring a 100-year history of excellence to the digital sphere. Take advantage of the opportunity to study in a fully online program that’s flexible, affordable and, overall, fits your life.

Benefit from an exceptional educational experience that prepares you to become an adaptable and innovative problem-solver in your prospective career and in the world. Transform your future right now.

A Guide to Online Bachelor’s Degrees Post Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for all of us. Education has been heavily impacted by the pandemic, forcing students to transition from in-person learning to an online format. These courses were never intended to be taught online. Many factors have caused both students and parents much uncertainty about how learning will continue in the future, including social distancing, campuses remaining closed this fall and the threat of catching the virus.  

Online learning may be the only option for students to continue their plans for higher education while staying safe during this pandemic. We are aware that there are many questions and concerns regarding obtaining a degree entirely online. 

At East Central University, we hope to provide all the necessary information for you to make decisions confidently. We offer you this guide created by leader in higher education research and online education, Wiley Education Services, in partnership with to answer your pressing questions. 

This guide addresses the impact of COVID-19 on online education, such as myths vs. facts about online learning, the online student experience and the difference between proven online degree programs and emergency online instruction.

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Key Facts

  • Forward-thinking
  • Exceptional student experiences
  • #6 for Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma (2020)

Our Online Degree Programs

East Central University Online seeks to provide an exceptional academic experience for every student. With a range of degree programs, commitment to excellence and culture of inclusion, every student at ECU Online can graduate well-prepared for the next phase of their career.

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Why East Central University?

  • Affordability
    ECU offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state and is very affordable compared to other state schools. Multiple forms of financial aid and scholarships are available, too.
  • Flexibility
    Receive a high-quality education regardless of where, when and how you study. Simply log on with your connected device of choice and start learning at your convenience.
  • Support
    ECU’s services are tailored for all students, including transfer, first-generation, military/veteran and Native American students.

Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Higher Learning Commission

    East Central University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Educational Leadership Constituent Council

    The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program is aligned with the Educational Leadership Constituent Council standards.

  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education

    The M.Ed. in Sports Administration program is aligned with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education standards and the North American Society for Sports Management standards.

About East Central University

We educate and empower students to understand and transform our world.

Founded in 1909, East Central University was originally established in eastern Oklahoma for the purpose of teacher certification training. Since that time, ECU has grown into a full-fledged university, offering a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. As the alma mater of business leaders, elected officials, artists, scientists, astronauts and countless others, ECU remains one of the best institutions in the state for students to experience innovative learning through on-campus and online communities.

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