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Education

Union has many educational opportunities, public and private, within its borders and more advanced opportunities within an hours drive. With the population growing so rapidly in the School District, programs and facilities are being expanded annually.

East Central College
1964 Prairie Dell Road
Union, Missouri 63084
(636) 583 – 5193

ECC signFounded in 1968, East Central College was established to serve the educational needs of people in east central Missouri. One year after voters created the college district, classes were first held in temporary facilities at Union Memorial Auditorium. That same year, 114-acre tract of land was purchased for what is now the main campus. The Administration Building was the first facility built on campus, and it was completed in 1971. The Multipurpose Building came next in 1973, followed by the Vocational-Technical Building in 1978 and the Classroom Building in 1985. Our most recent addition to the main campus is the new classroom/auditorium facility constructed in 1997-98. The campus now encompasses over 200 acres and the college also has facilities in Washington, St. Clair, and Sullivan. Courses are also offered in Rolla and other communities in the region. Today, the college serves more than 3,000 students each semester. While many are recent high school graduates, others are adults who have returned to school for a variety of reasons. We also provide summer camps for young people, training for business and industry, and community seminars and programs that cover a variety of topics. East Central’s faculty is proud of their commitment to excellence in course offerings, instruction, counseling, and advisement. East Central provides the personal contact and interaction that are essential to the quality of education you need in today's world. Several major public and private universities are within an hour’s drive of Union. Most are easily accessible by Interstate. They include: Saint Louis University, Washington University, University of Missouri – Rolla and University of Missouri – Saint Louis.


 Union R – XI School District union wildcats
770 Independence Drive
Union, Missouri 63084
(636) 583 – 8626 

The Union R-XI School District was founded in 1835 with the building of a one-room log schoolhouse. Our district now includes six campuses: Central Elementary, Beaufort Elementary (consolidated with the district in 1964, Clark-Vitt Elementary, Union Middle School, Union High School and the Union Academy. The total enrollment of the district is nearly 3000 pupils.

The school system is MSIP-accredited and has been awarded Distinction in Performance by the Missouri State Department of Education. A major strength of the school is the relative stability of the teaching and administrative staff.


Parochial School: Union also has a private parochial school, Immaculate Conception School. With an excellent, qualified staff and a caring, faith filled community where parents, teachers, pastor and principal work together to ensure that your child(ren) will receive the finest Christian education possible, Immaculate Conception School is an exceptional educational alternative.

Opened in 1902, with numerous additions and renovations since, the School currently offers Pre School through Eighth grade classes.  

Immaculate Conception School
6 West State Street
Union, Missouri 63084
(636) 583 - 2641  


Other Educational and Training Resources:

Scenic Regional Library
308 Hawthorne Drive
Union, Missouri 63084
(636) 583 – 3224

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service
116 West Main Street
Union, Missouri 63084
(636) 583 – 5141


Other Area Universities:

Lindenwood University - Wildwood 30 miles www.lindenwood.edu

Saint Louis University www.slu.edu

Washington University - 50 miles www.wustl.edu

Missouri University of Science & Technology - 62 miles http://www.mst.edu/

University of Missouri - 99 miles www.missouri.edu