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Essex County College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Essex County College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Essex County College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

Overall Quality

Essex was not ranked in College Factual's 2020 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into Essex?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Essex County College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Essex County College admissions.

Essex County College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Essex County College, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Essex County College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Essex County College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Essex County College this rate is 56%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  56 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Essex County College.

Essex County College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,997 undergraduates at Essex with 4,340 being full-time and 4,657 being part-time.

How Much Does Essex County College Cost?

The overall average net price of Essex is $11,188. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Essex, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Essex, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $5,468 a year. That adds up to $21,872 over four years for those students.

Get more details about paying for Essex County College.

How Much Money Do Essex Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Essex make around $30,100 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 26% less that the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Essex County College make the most money.

Location of Essex County College

Essex County College is a public institution situated in Newark, New Jersey. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Essex County College

Contact details for Essex are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 303 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-877-3000

Essex County College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Essex County College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Essex

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 562 students took at least one online class at Essex County College. This is a decrease from the 584 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 562 122
2016-2017 584 112
2015-2016 607 110
2014-2015 620 87
2013-2014 293 44

Learn more about online learning at Essex County College.


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