Essex County College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

303 University Avenue

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 877-3100

Fax: (973) 623-6449

Contact: Marva Mack

Director of Admissions
Main Address

303 University Avenue

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 877-3000

Total undergrads: 12,319

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,119

Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,061


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for allied health programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A
Theater Design/Stagecraft A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Accounting Technology A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Office Clerical Services C
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Journalism A
Mass Communications/Media Studies A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics C
Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Processing Technology C
Information Sciences/Systems C


Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A
Music Teacher Education A
Physical Education A
Secondary Education A


Civil Engineering A
Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Construction/Building Technologies A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Manufacturing Technologies A
Surveying Technology A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Health Services – General A
Health System Administration A
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Premedicine A
Respiratory Therapy A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,C

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A
Social Work A

Science Technologies

Chemical Technology A,C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A
Security/Loss Prevention C

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Essex County College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (973) 877-3000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 303 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,434
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,758 (91% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,790
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,790
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 76%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,075

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Essex County College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Essex County College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 25
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3
Education 13
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 16
Health Professions and Related Programs 38
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Physical Sciences 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 1037

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Essex County College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,790
Out-of-state $8,790
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 847 76%
Grant or scholarship aid 843 75% $6,075
Student loan aid 5 0% $5,920

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,298 57% $5,238
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Essex County College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Essex County College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Essex County College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,434
Undergraduate enrollment 7,434
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Essex County College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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