Essex County College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,795
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,236
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
7,434
48.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
12.3%
217 Graduates

About

Essex County College is a higher education institution located in Essex County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Essex County College were .

In 2019, 1,106 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Essex County College. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (461 degrees), 1.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (295 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Essex County College is $3,795, which is $−4,029 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Essex County College is $3,795, which is $−4,029 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,236.

In 2019, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,795
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Essex County College was $3,795. The cost of tuition at Essex County College is $−4,029 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$10,236
2019 Value
8.17%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Essex County College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,236. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Essex County College grew by 8.17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,076
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Essex County College was of $11,076 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of room and board increased by 0.344% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Essex County College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Essex County College has a total enrollment of 7,434 students. The full-time enrollment at Essex County College is 3,610 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,824. This means that 48.6% of students enrolled at Essex County College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Essex County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.8% Black or African American, 26.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.15% White, 3.21% Asian, 1.29% Two or More Races, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Essex County College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (26.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Essex County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,434 students. The full-time enrollment at Essex County College is 3,610 and the part-time enrollment is 3,824. This means that 48.6% of students enrolled at Essex County College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Essex County College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Essex County College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    3,327
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,961
  3. White
    606

The enrolled student population at Essex County College is 44.8% Black or African American, 26.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.15% White, 3.21% Asian, 1.29% Two or More Races, 0.175% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.161% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 454 students (6.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 380 more women than men received degrees from Essex County College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Essex County College is black or african american (461 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (295 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Essex County College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Essex County College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (115 degrees awarded), Protective Services (54 degrees), and Health (339 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Essex County College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,691,339 people), Registered nurses (1,511,173 people), Accountants & auditors (1,072,584 people), Other managers (1,003,213 people), and Secondary school teachers (604,633 people).

The most specialized majors at Essex County College are Social Sciences (115 degrees awarded), Protective Services (54 degrees), Health (339 degrees), Education (90 degrees), and Business (232 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Essex County College are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Essex County College are Social Sciences (115 degrees awarded), Protective Services (54 degrees), Health (339 degrees), Education (90 degrees), and Business (232 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Essex County College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,471,761 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,895,610 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (815,841 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (683,942 people), and Computer Systems Design (655,798 people).

The most specialized majors at Essex County College are Social Sciences (115 degrees awarded), Protective Services (54 degrees), Health (339 degrees), Education (90 degrees), and Business (232 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Essex County College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Essex County College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

363
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
743
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 363 degrees were awarded to men at Essex County College, which is 0.489 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (743).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Essex County College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.647 times less than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 156 degrees were awarded to women at Essex County College in Other Health Preparatory Programs, which is 3.9 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%
100% Completion Time
12%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 2% of students graduating from Essex County College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 12% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Essex County College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.99% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    461 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    295 degrees awarded
  3. White
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Essex County College is black or african american (461 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (295 degrees).

5.61% of degree recipients (62 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    329 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    213 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    132 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Essex County College is black or african american female (329 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (213 degrees).

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Operations

Essex County College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $233k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Essex County College had a total salary expenditure of $104M. Essex County College employs 30 Assistant professors, 26 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Essex County College are Male Assistant professors (16), Female Associate professors(15), and Female Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Essex County College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, Management, with 76 employees, and Service with 67 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Essex County College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Essex County College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.14M - Federal
  2. $1.2M - State
  3. $1.47M - Local

As of 2019, Essex County College received $3.14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.2M from state grants and contracts, and $1.47M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$34.4M
2019 Salaries
17.7%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Essex County College paid a median of $34.4M in salaries, which represents 33.2% of their overall expenditure ($104M) and a 17.7% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.01% decline from 2017 and a 22.6% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.32M
Instructional Salaries
90
Number of Employees

In 2019, Essex County College paid a total of $8.32M to 90 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Essex County College were Assistant professor with 30 employees; Associate professor with 26 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Essex County College were Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; Management with 76 employees; and Service with 67 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Essex County College was Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, Female Associate professor with 15 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Essex County College.

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