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IPEDS ID: 187198
OPE ID: 00264300
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Union County College
1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016-1528
General information:  (908) 709-7000
Website:  www.ucc.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  11,220 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  24 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty154425
Instructional154425
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
In-district$4,080$4,200$4,450$4,6203.8%
In-state$8,160$8,400$8,900$9,2403.8%
Out-of-state$8,160$8,400$8,900$9,2403.8%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$7,050$7,250$7,250$7,2500.0%
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
In-district
Off Campus$14,330$14,650$14,900$15,0701.1%
Off Campus with Family$7,280$7,400$7,650$7,8202.2%
In-state
Off Campus$18,410$18,850$19,350$19,6901.8%
Off Campus with Family$11,360$11,600$12,100$12,4402.8%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$18,410$18,850$19,350$19,6901.8%
Off Campus with Family$11,360$11,600$12,100$12,4402.8%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,13973%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,03667%$5,826,597$5,624
Federal grants97963%$4,594,617$4,693
Pell grants97963%$4,514,909$4,612
Other federal grants30520%$79,708$261
State/local government grant or scholarships46630%$1,105,095$2,371
Institutional grants or scholarships936%$126,885$1,364
Student loan aid20713%$932,465$4,505
Federal student loans19913%$897,526$4,510
Other student loans81%$34,939$4,367
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,76549%$24,537,426$4,256
Pell grants5,35745%$19,466,941$3,634
Federal student loans1,72915%$9,365,285$5,417
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$4,071$4,186$4,102
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$3,511$3,756$3,678
$30,001 – $48,000$4,279$4,450$4,118
$48,001 – $75,000$6,950$6,845$6,525
$75,001 – $110,000$8,635$9,319$9,319
$110,001 and more$9,093$9,315$9,558
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)11,220
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment693
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 28%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 19%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 59%
25 and over: 41%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 64%
Part-time students: 40%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 16%
Transfer-out rate: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 16%
Female: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 20%
Asian: 28%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 29%
Two or more races: 20%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 1%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 10%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 15%
[Began in Fall 2012]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 3%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 16%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--31
Category total--31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--19
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-1d3
Business Administration and Management, General--28
Business/Commerce, General--116d
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation--0
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--22
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--4
Category total-1d192d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects--6
Recording Arts Technology/Technician-04
Category total-010
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies--52
Category total--52
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other--12
Computer Science--5
Information Technology--28d
Category total--45d
Engineering
Engineering, General--63
Category total--63
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician--3
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology--13
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician--2
Category total--18
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)-01
American Sign Language, Other-0-
Language Interpretation and Translation-8-
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation-61
Category total-142
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant-1-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--6
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--14
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)00-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)4-1
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--5
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-57-
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist--0
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--17
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--19
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--249
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--2
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--3
Category total458316
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-082
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician--7
Security and Loss Prevention Services0--
Category total0089
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal8-13
Category total8-13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--603d
Category total--603d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--5
Category total--5
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician--5
Category total--5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--31
Category total--31
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--4
Category total--4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General--26d
Category total--26d
Grand total12731,505
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • The Admissions office at Union County College will assist students in applying for their respective education benefits for chapters 30, 31, 32, 35, 1606, 1607 or Post 9-11/CH 33. The College does not participate in the yellow ribbon program.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 151
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $3,803
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 81%
Part-time students: 47%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time14%6%
200 percent of normal time19%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time43%38%
200 percent of normal time43%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division II MenWomen
Baseball18
Basketball1311
Golf5
Lacrosse25
Soccer2315
Track and Field, Outdoor93
Track and Field, X-Country86
Volleyball8
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1957 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree(!)7/1/1976 - 3/31/2005Resigned
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant6/14/1975 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1101
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Rape00
Fondling00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary002
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate11.9%9.5%9.7%
Number in default14510389
Number in repayment1,2171,078912
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)