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Essex Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
What does the Essex student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the facts so we ran the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the country. The results of the Essex County College <nil> diversity report are below.

Essex Student Population

6,360 Total Students
2,859 Undergraduates

How Many Students Attend Essex County College?

Essex total enrollment is approximately 6,360 students.

Essex Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Essex undergraduate population is made up of 62% women, and 38% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Essex Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 1,269
Hispanic 859
International 255
White 212
Unknown 137
Asian 74
Multi-Ethnic 44
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Essex Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 2,926
Hispanic 1,732
International 545
White 492
Unknown 376
Asian 187
Multi-Ethnic 81
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9

Essex Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 3,948 female students and 2,412 male students at Essex.

International Students at Essex

Students from 65 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Jamaica, Nigeria, and Brazil.

Learn more about international students at Essex.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
39.78% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  90.66 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Essex, 39.78% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 1,816
18-19 1,763
22-24 1,482
35 and over 1,405
25-29 1,304
30-34 709
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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