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East Central College Founded in 1968, East Central College was established to serve the educational needs of people in east central Missouri. One year after voters created the college district, classes were first held in temporary facilities at Union Memorial Auditorium. That same year, 114-acre tract of land was purchased for what is now the main campus.

The Administration Building was the first facility built on campus, and it was completed in 1971. The Multipurpose Building came next in 1973, followed by the Vocational-Technical Building in 1978 and the Classroom Building in 1985. Our most recent addition to the main campus is the new classroom/auditorium facility constructed in 1997-98. The campus now encompasses over 200 acres and the college also has facilities in Washington, St. Clair, and Sullivan. Courses are also offered in Rolla and other communities in the region.

Today, the college serves more than 3,000 students each semester. While many are recent high school graduates, others are adults who have returned to school for a variety of reasons. We also provide summer camps for young people, training for business and industry, and community seminars and programs that cover a variety of topics.

We are proud of our commitment to excellence in course offerings, instruction, counseling, and advisement.

East Central provides the personal contact and interaction that are essential to the quality of education you need in today's world.


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1964 Prairie Dell Road
63084 Union
United States
Phone: (636) 583-5193

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