Union County College

Union County College

Union County College was established in 1933 and is situated in Union County, New Jersey. It is a coeducational, accredited, two-year community college. The main campus, Cranford Campus, is set on nearly 48 acres of land. Union County College has other campuses in:

  • Elizabeth
  • Plainfield
  • Scotch Plains

Union County College enrolls over 10,000 part-time and full time students. The college offers more than 90 programs and degrees in various branches of arts, science, and applied science.

Union County College's sports teams are nicknamed the Owls. The college has soccer, baseball, volleyball, and basketball teams. The college is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Union County College
1033 Springfield Ave
Cranford , NJ 07016-1599
General Phone: (908) 709-7000

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Union County College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts284language translation, sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine223EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management142business, business management, accounting technology, call center operation, marketing
Security and Law Enforcement52criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech
Medical Support and Technology30nuclear medical tech, radiographer
Media28mass communication
Engineering Technician17civil engineering tech, electromechanical tech, mechanical engineering tech
Science15biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling14physical therapist assistant
Law12legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering9information technology, computer programming, computer science, webmastering, computer support
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5sports and fitness management, rehabilitation
Office and Administration4administrative assistant
Hospitality1restaurant and food services management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree77129
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years788

Union County College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Union County College had a total enrollment of 11,672 students (7,786 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 26%
Black 22%
Hispanic 23%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 2%

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

New Jersey97%
(International Students)2%
State unknown1%

Union County College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 41 %

Union County College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cranford, 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.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,968
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,968
Books and supplies $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
Union County College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 264300)

Union County College Faculty

Union County College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1124
Non-tenured and not on tenure track37

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*4$82,141
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*7$74,767

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year30$98,36627$94,834
Associate professoracademic year24$79,45239$76,412
Assistant professoracademic year15$61,07819$57,938
Instructoracademic year6$51,65612$46,963
All faculty totalacademic year75$81,11997$74,278

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

Union County College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Union County College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Restaurant/Food Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Union County College Highlights

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What Sets Union County College Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Number of students
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Top 6%Union County College Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 6%Union County College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 10%Union County College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Union County College % of degrees in media
% of degrees in engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Union County College % of degrees in engineering
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Union County College Number of degree programs
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Union County College Minority % of student body
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Union County College % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Union County College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Union County College Female % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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 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 Has ROTC (air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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