Essex County College: Review & Facts

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Essex County College is a large two-year, public school with 10,955 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1966 and is one of the 5 schools located in Newark, New Jersey.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
43
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are available at Essex County College.

Essex County College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 43 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical, Medical Assistant, General Studies, Social Work, and Education. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.


Student Retention
56%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Essex County College student retention rate is low at 56% (way below New Jersey average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
25 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Essex County College is very low - 13%. Approximately 14% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Essex County College is reasonable -- 25:1. Read more information on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,400
Low
Average tuition price is low, about $6,300 per year. The additional fees at Essex County College (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $1,100, which makes it a total of $7,400 per year.

Read the details about Essex County College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Essex County College is $25.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Essex County College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (973) 877-3000 or check Essex County College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,000
High
Essex County College offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Essex County College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B-
Dicey
Essex County College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 100 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high, nearly $8,000 per year.

Based on the college crime data, Essex County College appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Essex County College Location and Maps



Post Address: Essex County College, 303 University Ave, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
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