East Central University Online


  • Forward-thinking
  • 100% online with exceptional student experiences
  • Best Colleges in Oklahoma for 2018

East Central University is recognized as one of Oklahoma’s premier regional universities. With a host of online degree programs, we offer an exceptional educational experience that prepares you to become an adaptable and innovative problem-solver in your career and in the world. Our online programs extend our 100-year history of excellence to the digital sphere, readying students everywhere to go further and do more.

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A forward-thinking institution

We ensure students receive the latest information and most relevant education available.

Exceptional student experiences

Our quality academics train students to serve as caring professionals who will positively impact the world.

Best Colleges in
Oklahoma for 2018

ECU was ranked the third-best university in the state thanks to our exceptional programs and accomplished student body.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Higher Learning Commission

East Central University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), 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

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.

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

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