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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    C-
  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 3,589 undergraduate students. The ECC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Social Science Research Methods, and Business. Graduating 12% of students, ECC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,700.
303 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$10,236/ 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
$6,075/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,589Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,925
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
12%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Essex County College Reviews

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A lot of people assume that community colleges do not have the same level of education as other 4-year universities although I couldn't disagree more. I feel that I am more educated than ever. I even take classes with students who already have a bachelors degree! Also, I love the amount of money I am saving by attending this school. The professors I have had experiences with are absolutely great. They take their time to listen to your questions and make sure you understand the concepts. I couldn't have it any other way and I cannot wait to graduate with so many memories from this school.
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It's a very expressive college and gives a lot of opportunities. It is from caring professors as well as student aids to a very vibrant campus, but that is not to be fooled as in each class students are given the tools to continue whatever journey their career will go an take them. I will state, from the classes in my freshman semester to the ones I have now, there's one core aspect all the teachers expect from ECC students an that is the drive to succeed. They state every day until the ending of that semester (this also goes for the mini semesters) that feeling should be adamant not only when called upon to answer a question but in homework and regular weekly class assignments, praise isn't given to those who don't pull there own weight but mainly to the overachievers whose drive is mainly to graduate in the two year. The core and overall opinion I have on ECC is that it is average campus but it is one that doesn't fail to provide it's students a starting towards there future.
It does run with it occasional delays and bugs but overall running very strong. It has been since March and the online function at the school is running relatively well, my reason for not saying it's over the top amazing is in regards to a few constant communication issues (when to get into a zoom meeting having to wait, even in the instance of signing on time). The submission of work also is a bit of a bother in regards to doing things early, personally, when I hear or get a notification of an assignment that is to be due soon there is zero time to be wasted. I get on it. But after revision and going to submit it's either stating, "Error" or "This assignment submission box isn't set up" an that's disconcerting as though it is not a terribly complicated assignment there could at least be a submission portal at the ready in the event someone finishes early.