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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    D+
  6. Location
    B
ECC is a public college located in Newark, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,340 undergraduate students. The ECC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 15% of students, ECC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,700.
About Essex County College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
303 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102
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Cost

Net Price
$10,438/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,666/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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
4,340Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,657
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
74%
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
$30,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
15%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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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 got into Essex county college straight from Nigeria and the school gave me my USA experience. I started with college mathematics and English and I can clearly say it was a big difference from my previous education in Africa. I was the shy type, so didn't get involved with any student life. I went from class to library back home. it was towards the end of my associate degree I became to let loose, but my 2 year college experience was coming to an end. security was only available inside the campus which I thought was not fair seeing that some students did take night classes. Food was not bad but it was the same thing everyday. Academics was superb. I loved my professors and loved my classes. Classroom was conducive, atlas I thought so seeing that wasn't the case from the type of classes I used back in Africa.
Even though it's my first year at Essex County College it is very diverse and when I say diverse it does not matter what your age is, the color of your skin or where you come form they have every type.My major is Human Services and all of my classes are so much fun to be in the professors interact with the students and always helping us to understand the topic.