2016-2017 President's Report

Teaching & Learning

CULINARY ARTS RANKING – The college’s Culinary Arts Technology program was ranked No. 3 among all such programs in the state of Mississippi in a report by Best Choice Schools. The rankings, published at BestChoiceSchools.com, include the top 10 best culinary programs in Mississippi that offer a variety of certificates and degrees in the culinary arts and related fields, a variety of coursework, a low student-to-faculty ratio, a professional work setting, and internship opportunities. ECCC offers an associate of science degree in Culinary Arts Technology, as well as technical and career certificates.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR DIVERSITY – East Central Community College ranks among the top 100 community and junior colleges in the nation in conferring degrees to minorities in three different academic areas according to recent data released by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education . ECCC is ranked No. 30 among all two-year colleges and schools nationwide in the number of degrees awarded to African-Americans in Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences and No. 37 in the nation in degrees awarded to Native Americans in Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Studies/Humanities. East Central also ranks No. 85 nationally in degrees awarded to Native Americans in all academic disciplines combined.

GREAT COLLEGE TO WORK FOR – East Central Community College was named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for in an annual survey of more than 46,000 college and university employees by The Chronicle of Higher Education , a top trade publication for colleges and universities. ECCC was one of only three community colleges in Mississippi and one of only 25 two year schools in the nation to be honored by The Chronicle in 2016. In all, only six two-year or four-year colleges and universities in the state received recognition. Only 93 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved 2016 “Great College to Work For” recognition. East Central was recognized in the categories of Collaborative Governance, for faculty members who are appropriately involved in decisions related to academic programs; Confidence in Senior Leadership, for leaders who have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience for institutional success; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship, for supervisors who make expectations clear and solicit ideas; and Work/Life Balance, for policies that give employees the flexibility to manage their personal lives.


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