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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 4,864 undergraduate students. The ECC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 14% of students, ECC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,200.
About Essex County College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
303 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102
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Net Price
$9,869/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,679/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,014/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,866/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,658/ year
  • $110k+
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Evening Degree Programs
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
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of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.67 responses
of students highly rate the dining facilities.67 responses
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.14 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,200/ year
Graduation Rate
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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.
What i liked most about Essex county is the teachers on campus. The teachers on campus is very diverse and my professors have traveled all over the world with multiple degrees and have learned multiple languages. They're style and technique for teaching is very remarkable, honestly there should be no reason for anyone to fail at that school when the professors genuinely want to see students succeed