East Central College celebrates health care partnerships during Nurses Week

    East Central College has been educating nurses for 40 years — and since 1980 more than 1,000 nurses have earned degrees.
    ECC has joined the American Nurses Association in celebrating 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse.”

Show-Me-Select heifer sale in Joplin shows solid results

The May 15 Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards saw a large turnout and active bidding on most lots, according to University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole. The 215 heifers averaged $1,687.

ECC graduation rate continues to rise

    In the past two years, East Central College’s graduation rate has climbed by 14 percent.
    The ECC graduation rate was 35 percent in 2019, thanks to a 6 percent boost over the 2018 rate. In addition, there was an 8 percent increase from 2017 to 2018.

ECC transfer students perform well at Mizzou

    Students who transfer from East Central College to the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) are having great academic success.
    According to data provided by MU, in 2017, ECC transfer students at Mizzou had an average grade point average of 3.59 after a full academic year, and in the 2018 fall semester the GPA was 3.62 after a full year. In addition, 13 of the 17 ECC transfers to MU in the 2019 fall semester had a GPA above 3.00.