ECC Highest Transfer GPA in State Among Community Colleges
East Central College students transferring to four-year colleges and universities in Missouri have the highest Grade Point Average among all community college in the state.
According to the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD), students who began taking courses at ECC in the 2019-20 school year, and then transferred to four-year schools, have a median cumulative GPA of 3.44, higher than any other community college in Missouri.
The 3.44 GPA is based only on full-time students who earned 12 or more credit hours at ECC. There are 265 students who fit the criteria.
ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer said that is a strong indicator that ECC is preparing students well for the next step in their educational path.
“This is a testament to our exemplary faculty who, year after year, set our students up for success,” he said. “To see how well our students are performing after transferring to the many other colleges and universities in Missouri also proves the high-quality programming we offer at ECC.”
The DHEWD studies furthers shows that 81.5 percent, or 216, of those transfer students were still enrolled at a four-year as of fall 2021 — also a very strong metric for ECC.
The continued enrollment percentage is the third highest among all two-year colleges in Missouri.