Essex County College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,466

10.2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,869

After Financial Aid

2016 Enrolled Students

9,596

50.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

12.8%

270 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 2016, 1,410 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Essex County College. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (552 degrees), 1.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (507 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Essex County College is $3,466, which is $-3,854 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Essex County College is $3,466, which is $-3,854 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,869.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,466

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Essex County College was $3,466. The cost of tuition at Essex County College is $-3,854 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$9,869

2016 Value

13.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Essex County College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,869. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Essex County College grew by 13.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,038

Room and Board

$2,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Essex County College was of $11,038 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Essex County College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

N/A%

N/A Default Rate

N/A

Number of Defaults

In N/A the default rate for borrower's at Essex County College was N/A%, which represents N/A out of the N/A total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Essex County College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 9,596 students enrolled at Essex County College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Essex County College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Essex County College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Essex County College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Essex County College has a total enrollment of 9,596 students. The full-time enrollment at Essex County College is 4,864 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,732. This means that 50.7% of students enrolled at Essex County College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Essex County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46% Black or African American, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.76% White, 3.11% Asian, 0.677% Two or More Races, 0.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.188% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Essex County College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (26.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Essex County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,596 students. The full-time enrollment at Essex County College is 4,864 and the part-time enrollment is 4,732. This means that 50.7% of students enrolled at Essex County College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

2016 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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

    4,410

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,541

  3. White

    841

The enrolled student population at Essex County College is 46% Black or African American, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.76% White, 3.11% Asian, 0.677% Two or More Races, 0.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.188% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 543 students (5.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 422 more women than men received degrees from Essex County College. The majority of degree recipients at Essex County College are hispanic or latino (552 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (507 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 (151 degrees awarded), Protective Services (94 degrees), and Health (410 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Essex County College are Registered nurses (1,277,789 people), Miscellaneous managers (376,695 people), Social workers (316,048 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (314,525 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (208,656 people).

The most specialized majors at Essex County College are Social Sciences (151 degrees awarded), Protective Services (94 degrees), Health (410 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (35 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Essex County College are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Essex County College are Social Sciences (151 degrees awarded), Protective Services (94 degrees), Health (410 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (35 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 Hospitals (1,573,601 people), Elementary & secondary schools (524,138 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (492,587 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (351,691 people), and Outpatient care centers (274,831 people).

The most specialized majors at Essex County College are Social Sciences (151 degrees awarded), Protective Services (94 degrees), Health (410 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (41 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (35 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 494

  2. 916

In 2016, 494 degrees were awarded to men at Essex County College, which is 0.539 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (916).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Essex County College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.77 times less than the 100 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 195 degrees were awarded to women at Essex County College in Other Health Preparatory Programs, which is 4.43 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%

100% Completion Time

10%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 10% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 16% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (28.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Essex County College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (28.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 5.19% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    552 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    507 degrees awarded

  3. White

    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Essex County College is hispanic or latino (552 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (507 degrees).

4.89% of degree recipients (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    356 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    355 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    197 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Essex County College is black or african american female (356 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (355 degrees).

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Operations

Essex County College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $40.2k (N/A%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Essex County College had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $37.4M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

Essex County College employs 32 Assistant professors, 26 Instructors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at Essex County College are Male Professors (17), Male Assistant professors(17), and Female Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Essex County College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 101 employees, Management, with 79 employees, and Service with 72 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Essex County College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Essex County College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A 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. $4.22M - Federal

  2. $992k - State

  3. $3.11M - Local

As of 2015, Essex County College received $4.22M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $992k from state grants and contracts, and $3.11M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$37.4M

Salary Expenditure

$123M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Essex County College had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $37.4M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Essex County College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$37.4M

2015 Salaries

16.9%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Essex County College paid a median of $37.4M in salaries, which represents 30.4% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 16.9% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.45% growth from 2013 and a 6.14% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M

Instructional Salaries

127

Number of Employees

In 2015, Essex County College paid a total of $11.2M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

101 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Essex County College were Assistant professor with 32 employees; Instructor with 26 employees; and Instructor with 26 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Essex County College were Office and Administrative Support with 101 employees; Management with 79 employees; and Service with 72 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Essex County College was Male Professor with 17 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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