Essex County College

Essex County College

Established in 1966, Essex County College, an accredited public community college, is situated in Essex. The main campus of the university is located in Newark, and admits students from more than 40 countries. The college offers associate degree programs in arts, science and applied science, and enrolls more than 25,000 students each year. The university also offers various other certificate programs.

Essex County College athletic teams are known by the name Wolverines. They participate in men's and women's cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field and soccer. The college alumni consists of eminent personalities like Ajita Abraham, Joao Acabou, Glenn Allen, and Maritza Almonte.

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Essex County College
303 University Ave
Newark , NJ 07102
General Phone: (973) 877-3000

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Essex County College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts193liberal arts and sciences, social services
Business and Management177business management, accounting, accounting technology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine136registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Education and Teaching129teacher ed, physical education teaching
Security and Law Enforcement53criminal justice and police
Medical Support and Technology47health service and sciences, dental assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, opticianry
Family and Social Work41social work
Engineering Technician38architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, energy systems tech, manufacturing tech, drafting, engineering technician
Science37biology, chemistry
Medicine33medical preparatory
Computer Science and Engineering21computer programming, computer applications programming, data processing tech, computer support
Therapy and Counseling16physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Law9legal assistant
Art Studies3art studies
Office and Administration2administrative assistant
Science and Laboratory Technician2chemical tech

Number of programs and degrees for Essex County College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree90732
Award of less than 1 academic year5410

Essex County College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Essex County College had a total enrollment of 10,995 students (8,376 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 11%
Black 51%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey99%
New York1%

Essex County College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 47 %
Part-Time 40 %

Essex County College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Newark, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Essex County College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,292
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,292
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Essex County College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 710700)

Essex County College Faculty

Essex County College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track914
Non-tenured and not on tenure track32

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year22$118,6098$100,915
Associate professorcalendar year16$89,45213$81,977
Assistant professorcalendar year14$70,49215$63,408
Instructorcalendar year9$53,71918$47,335
Lecturercalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year63$89,51055$67,673

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Essex County College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports141327

Essex County College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Education And Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Essex County College Highlights

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What Sets Essex County College Apart:

Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Essex County College Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Essex County College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Essex County College % of degrees in education and teaching
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Essex County College Minority % of student body
% students on athletic fin. aid
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 13%Essex County College % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Essex County College % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in medicine
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 14%Essex County College % of degrees in medicine
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 14%Essex County College Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Essex County College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Essex County College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Essex County College Female % of student body
% of degrees in engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Essex County College % of degrees in engineering

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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