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.
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.
“Students who begin their education at ECC are performing very well after transferring to MU, or to the many other colleges and universities they attend after ECC,” said Dr. Bauer.
He added that there are several financial aid opportunities for students transferring from ECC to four-year colleges and universities.
The 17 students who transferred to MU in the Fall 2019 semester were awarded a total of $59,540 in institutional aid for an average of $3,502 per student.
“We want our students to know that there are scholarship opportunities to help pay for college after ECC,” Dr. Bauer said. “Students can start at ECC and go anywhere.”
He added that ECC also offers a transfer scholarship opportunity for Central Methodist University, Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
In October 2019, MU and Missouri community colleges, including ECC, signed an articulation agreement highlighting the shared commitment to increase opportunities for student access and success.
The agreement came on the heels of significant growth in the MU transfer population.
It offers students who have met certain requirements guaranteed admission to Mizzou. Requirements include meeting’s MU’s admissions requirements and having completed an associate of arts (transfer) degree, associate of applied science degrees in nursing or teaching; or completing a 42-hour general education block of courses.
“This agreement further strengthens ECC’s 50-year relationship with the University of Missouri and greatly benefits our transfer degree students,” said Dr. Bauer. “Students have a straighter path to easily transfer from ECC to MU.”
To learn more about scholarship opportunities for ECC, visit www.eastcentral.edu/finaid and search “scholarships.”
For more information about transferring from ECC to a four-year college or university, visit www.eastcentral.edu/transfer/.