Forging Superior Outcomes for Learners, Employers and Communities

Delivering on Our Mission to Help Students Succeed

ECMC Group recently celebrated its 25th anniversary as a dynamic and evolving organization focused on helping students succeed. Each organization within ECMC Group uniquely makes a positive impact on learner outcomes, but it's the strength of the three organizations working together that makes it all possible. We look forward to generating more notable outcomes in the years to come.

  • ECMC Foundation

    $192.6M

    In Grants and Investments to Improve Postsecondary Education

    Since 2014

  • ECMC

    4.0M+

    Students and families provided resources to plan and pay for higher education

    Since 1994

  • ECMC Education

    38K

    Students graduated from our schools

    Since 2015

Vision of Becoming America's Workforce Partner

For making a broad impact on the educational landscape, ECMC Education will innovate new career and technical education solutions for industry to leverage and adopt, forging superior outcomes for all stakeholders—learners, employers, and communities. To deliver on our vision, we will collaborate with industry partners to develop a robust, technology-enabled model that holistically serves learners and connects them to in-demand careers with strong earning potential and a high ROI.

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National Campaign Drives Awareness of CTE

ECMC Group, the parent organization of ECMC Education, launched a national campaign to encourage Generation Z to explore all postsecondary educational options, including career and technical education. Concerns about student loan debt as well as the COVID-19 pandemic have caused students to evaluate their educational options differently than previous generations. Instead of following a preset path, now is the time to Question The Quo. Learn more about the campaign’s online experience featuring insights from national surveys conducted in partnership with VICE media.

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Creating Career Pathways to Strong Earning Potential

Across the country, there is a critical shortage of qualified workers needed to fill middle-skill jobs—jobs that require more education and training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree, many of which lead to family-sustaining incomes. ECMC Education promotes pathways to these careers in allied healthcare and trades through its schools and seeks to build new pathways with employers who share the same philosophy.

  • Allied Health Spotlight: Nursing and Surgical Technology Median Salaries1,2

    • NURSES $75,330
    • SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS $49,710
    • NATIONAL AVERAGE $41,950
  • Trades Spotlight: Electrical and HVAC Technician Median Salaries3,4

    • ELECTRICIANS $56,900
    • HVAC MECHANIC/INSTALLERS $50,590
    • NATIONAL AVERAGE $41,950

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. Click here for source info. (visited April 14, 2021). 2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Surgical Technologists. Click here for source info. (visited April 14, 2021). 3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians. Click here for source info. (visited April 14, 2021). 4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers. Click here for source info. (visited April 14, 2021).

Focused on Reducing Student Debt Loads

Americans hold an estimated $1.5 trillion of student debt1, which has doubled in the past decade while approaching crisis levels similar to those in the mortgage industry during the mid-2000s. The U.S. education system, with its alignment and push of students toward four-year degrees, has contributed to the problem. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, three out of ten high school graduates who attend four-year public universities do not earn degrees within six years. At four-year private colleges, that number is more than one in five. ECMC Education seeks to help combat student debt through A) promoting career and technical education as a modern educational pathway with a high ROI, B) coordinating employer-paid internships and work experience to offset tuition and C) encouraging loan repayment programs as an employer recruiting tool and retention benefit.

1Zach Friedman, "Student Loan Debt Statistics in 2018: A $1.5 Trillion Crisis," Forbes, June 2018

2020 ECMC Education Annual Report

Our 2020 ECMC Education Annual Report is a reflection on a hard-earned but very rewarding year—including achieving the following outcomes at our schools:

  • 70% completion/graduation rate (+2% year over year)
  • 73% career placement (or 77% on an adjusted basis if not for COVID-19 impact)
  • 17.5% year-over-year growth in new student enrollment

In addition to spotlighting learner outcomes and impact, this annual report reaffirms our vision of the future and recaps new business development and thought leadership activities.