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IPEDS ID: 184481
OPE ID: 00710700
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Essex County College
303 University Ave, Newark, New Jersey 07102
General information:  (973) 877-3000
Website:  www.essex.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  9,596 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  21 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
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty111519
Instructional111519
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-district$4,440$4,680$4,785$4,9954.4%
In-state$7,695$8,175$8,370$8,7905.0%
Out-of-state$7,695$8,175$8,370$8,7905.0%
Books and supplies$1,600$2,400$2,400$2,4000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,000$11,000$11,000$11,0000.0%
Other$1,860$1,860$1,860$1,8600.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,076$11,076$11,076$11,0760.0%
Other$4,560$4,560$4,560$4,5600.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,560$4,560$4,560$4,5600.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-district
On Campus$18,900$19,940$20,045$20,2551.0%
Off Campus$21,676$22,716$22,821$23,0310.9%
Off Campus with Family$10,600$11,640$11,745$11,9551.8%
In-state
On Campus$22,155$23,435$23,630$24,0501.8%
Off Campus$24,931$26,211$26,406$26,8261.6%
Off Campus with Family$13,855$15,135$15,330$15,7502.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$22,155$23,435$23,630$24,0501.8%
Off Campus$24,931$26,211$26,406$26,8261.6%
Off Campus with Family$13,855$15,135$15,330$15,7502.7%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid11,12777%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,12077%$6,346,359$5,666
Federal grants1,07874%$4,944,630$4,587
Pell grants1,07874%$4,917,630$4,562
Other federal grants14510%$27,000$186
State/local government grant or scholarships51735%$1,177,114$2,277
Institutional grants or scholarships634%$224,615$3,565
Student loan aid91%$49,214$5,468
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans91%$49,214$5,468
  • 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 aid15,61158%$27,576,956$4,915
Pell grants5,38756%$21,143,408$3,925
Federal student loans00%$0
  • 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.
  • The institution does not participate in Federal Student Loan Programs.

  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$9,147$9,869$10,438
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 Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$10,175$10,679$11,162
$30,001 – $48,000$10,708$11,014$11,737
$48,001 – $75,000$12,391$12,866$12,915
$75,001 – $110,000$13,101$13,658$13,487
$110,001 and more
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)9,596
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment147
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 51%
Part-time: 49%Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 46%
Hispanic/Latino: 26%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 9%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 60%
25 and over: 39%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $30
  • 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: 59%
Part-time students: 40%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 13%
Transfer-out rate: 14%
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: 12%
Female: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 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: 0%
Asian: 26%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 20%
White: 16%
Two or more races: 10%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
Non-resident alien: 21%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 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 2013 or Fall 2014, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2013 or Fall 2014, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2013]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 4%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 13%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 19%
[Began in Fall 2014]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 3%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 13%
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
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 15%
Received award in 8 years: 17%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 24%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 22%
Received award in 8 years: 23%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 33%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 10%
Received award in 8 years: 13%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 27%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 17%
Received award in 8 years: 17%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 48%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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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--48
Category total--48
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting--63
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--2
Business Administration and Management, General--136d
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other-0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-0-
Finance, General--2
Category total-0203d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other1--
Computer and Information Sciences, General--1
Computer Programming, Specific Applications--0
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--34
Network and System Administration/Administrator--2
Category total1-37
Education
Educational/Instructional Technology--5
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching1--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching--18
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--84
Category total1-107
Engineering
Engineering, General--39
Category total--39
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician--3
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician--8
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General0--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician--6
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other--0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician--0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician--6
Surveying Technology/Surveying--0
Category total0-23
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant-2-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--10
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--1
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--6
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other--209
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-8-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-4-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist--13
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician-015
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--22
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--42
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--0
Category total-14318
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science--70
Category total--70
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal5-20
Category total5-20
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--136d
Category total--136d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--6
Category total--6
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--2
Category total--2
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--5
Category total--5
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work0-32
Category total0-32
Science Technologies/Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician--1
Category total--1
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General--125
Category total--125
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General0-17
Music, General--2
Category total0-19
Grand total7141,191
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 71
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 6
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $3,300
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $1,960
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: 73%
  • 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 time0%4%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time37%50%
200 percent of normal time50%--
  • 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
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division I MenWomen
All Track Combined3227
Basketball1410
Soccer2217
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1974 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs11/1/1990 - 12/13/2017Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant4/1/1973 - 10/25/2017Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers4/9/1981 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession203
Drug law violations2210
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession00
Drug law violations00
Liquor law violations00
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling100
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery102
Aggravated assault300
Burglary160
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter00
Negligent manslaughter00
Rape00
Fondling00
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery00
Aggravated assault00
Burglary00
Motor vehicle theft00
Arson00
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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.
  • 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
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.