C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    C
  6. Location
    B-
Essex County College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
303 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,704/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,732/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,265/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,948/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,658/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,628Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
49%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.67 responses
52%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.67 responses
57%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.14 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
12%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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Essex County College Reviews

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When I first began at Essex County College, I was not really thrilled being there. But as time went by I observed how very dedicated and willing the professors are. They are very resourceful and caring, and most if not all are very willing to see you succeed. Best of all these professors are very highly qualified with masters and doctorate degrees. Unlike some of these charter schools, with some leaders and most teachers struggling with a bachelor's degree and thinking to themselves they are the 'World's Greatest'. thanks to those wonderful professors at Essex! I owe my educational success to you!
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I've been attending Essex County College for a couple of years now and my experience so far has varied. First let me start with academics offered, there are a lot of different opportunities for an individual to participate in, and all fields have a dedicated advisor to help you along it's all informative and very helpful. The location of the college isn't bad as well, it's located about 5 minutes from the general downtown area so there's plenty of shops to browse. The only problem I've had with Essex County College is a problem related to safety. On multiple occasions I've had people approach me who didn't even attend the college and try to solicit something from me. I'm not saying security is terrible but it could be improved.
Professors are great and really seem to care about their students! Office staff at the West Essex Campus are great. Office Staff at the Newark Campus are a hit or miss, some are very rude and not helpful, some are great and super helpful.