- 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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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.