Public 2 Year

Essex County College

Newark, New Jersey

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Essex County College overview
Location Newark, New Jersey
Online essex.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large City
Essex County College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Essex County College (ECC), located in Newark, New Jersey, is a public community college that offers students an array of associate degree programs and certificates across various disciplines. Established in 1966, ECC is situated within an urban campus setting, providing a diverse collegiate environment in close proximity to the cultural and economic opportunities of the New York City metropolitan area. The college has a broad academic profile which includes popular majors in areas such as Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Business. ECC is known for an open admissions policy, aiming to provide higher education to all who seek it. While the college does not offer on-campus housing, it serves primarily commuter students. ECC's emphasis on affordability and flexible scheduling caters to a substantial number of part-time students and working adults.

Essex County College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  2,998 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,468 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,897 plus fees of $1,244.

Essex County College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Essex County College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$1,244
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,458
Budget for Other Expenses$3,214
Total One Year Cost$22,213

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Essex County College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 23%
Business 17%
Education 13%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 11%
Social Sciences 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=184481 IPEDS survey data for Essex County College.

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