State and Regional News

ECC Nursing Program ranked fourth in state

    East Central College once again has been named the fourth best nursing school in Missouri.
    That’s according to, a nursing advocacy organization, which ranks nursing programs statewide and nationally.  ECC was compared to more than 50 nursing programs in Missouri.

Missouri Summer Safety Day, June 3, is a reminder of the serious hazards posed by lightning and excessive heat

With temperatures on the rise this week and summer officially about to get underway, Missourians are reminded that excessive heat and lightning pose serious hazards and to take precautions as they spend more time outdoors.

Governor announces $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions

During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced over $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions due to COVID-19.
“It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had severe impacts on our anticipated economic growth. This is truly unlike anything we have ever experienced before, and we are now expecting significant revenue declines,” Governor Parson said.