Essex County College in Newark

Newark, NJ

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Essex County College offers 142-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 25:1. 1 high safety campus. 41.3% are women, and 58.7% are men. 7% percents of international students. Essex County College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Essex County College is 3717$, that is at the level of national average. 8% of full-time Essex County College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Essex County College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Essex County College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$3,453
$30,001 - $48,000$4,092
$48,001 - $75,000$5,645
$75,001 - $110,000$6,470



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8000

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6901 of Essex County College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Essex County College number 20 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at Essex County College awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Essex County College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Essex County College graduation rate is below the national average.

8% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Essex County College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Essex County College is 25:1, that means that for every 25 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Essex County College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Essex County College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Jersey.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Essex County College

The campus located by 303 University Ave address in Newark, New Jersey.


Essex County College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Essex County College with 0.12% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Essex County College are robbery, aggravated assault, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Essex County College offers 142 programs in total: 111 are for Associate's degree, 18 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 13 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree. Essex County College is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are offered in the Essex County College: 6 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


Essex County College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 8856 students with 265665 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Essex County College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Where do I start. The college is, in my opinion at least, the worst community college in this part of New Jersey. The school is highly corrupted, the way it’s run is abysmal to put it lightly, you need to know people to get stuff moving and/or done. The professors in the school are not qualified in my opinion, there are few good professors that are more helpful then the school officials themselves. But they are few and far between. The college is in debt, plus they have had people in high places who are or who have had stolen money in the past, and the way to make up the money is to over charge the students and keep raising tuition and the price of classes to make up for the lost money. The college has had rumors of loosing accreditation because of its lack of care for its students as well as the corruption and debt, it was even mentioned in the papers a couple of times, the most recent being in March 2018. Don’t go here, stay away from this college, there are plenty more choices then going into this black hole that doesn’t care about you, only your money.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Grounds to reinstate Prof Lisa Durden. Two college TA's keeps their jobs, after posting hateful rhetoric comments, online. These two teacher assistants are white men. I believe Essex County College, will have a lawsuit against the college.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Cannot tell you about the actual educational part of the school. Seems like a Community College with a Rutgers vibe to it. It’s easily accessible by public transportation. Parking around Newark is always a nightmare. But the location is lovely.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

One of the most dysfunctional places I have ever seen in my life. Staff is rude and then act like you are crazy when you get rude in return. You have to constantly stay on top of them to make sure they are processing your paperwork. The only reason they get 2 stars is because they do try to get people off the street and into a program and the daycare is a nice bonus.

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Overall Rating:

The staff isn't all that great but I am not sure the college is doing their best either

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 303 University Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9738773000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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