Essex County College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,795
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,445
After Financial Aid
2020 Enrolled Students
6,360
45% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
11%
138 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 2020, 898 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Essex County College. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (365 degrees), 1.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (235 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Essex County College is $3,795, which is $−4,185 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Essex County College is $3,795, which is $−4,185 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,445.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students attending Essex County College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,795
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Essex County College was $3,795. The cost of tuition at Essex County College is $−4,185 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,445
2020 Value
37%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Essex County College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,445. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Essex County College grew by 37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,458
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Essex County College was of $7,458 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of room and board decreased by 32.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
N/A%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Essex County College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 21.1% with respect to 2019, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Essex County College has a total enrollment of 6,360 students. The full-time enrollment at Essex County College is 2,859 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,501. This means that 45% 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, 27.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.74% White, 2.94% Asian, 1.27% Two or More Races, 0.189% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.142% 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 (28.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.4%) and Black or African American Male (15.7%). 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

45%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Essex County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,360 students. The full-time enrollment at Essex County College is 2,859 and the part-time enrollment is 3,501. This means that 45% of students enrolled at Essex County College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2020 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 51%. 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
    2,926
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,732
  3. White
    492

The enrolled student population at Essex County College is 46% Black or African American, 27.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.74% White, 2.94% Asian, 1.27% Two or More Races, 0.189% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.142% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 376 students (5.91%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 302 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 (365 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (235 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 (100 degrees awarded), Protective Services (45 degrees), and Health (257 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 (1,404,728 people), Accountants & auditors (1,112,665 people), Other managers (877,465 people), Financial managers (530,312 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (468,116 people).

The most specialized majors at Essex County College are Social Sciences (100 degrees awarded), Protective Services (45 degrees), Health (257 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 degrees), and Business (181 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, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Essex County College are Social Sciences (100 degrees awarded), Protective Services (45 degrees), Health (257 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 degrees), and Business (181 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Essex County College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,833,794 people), Elementary & secondary schools (972,075 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (645,552 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (625,598 people), and Banking & related activities (587,797 people).

The most specialized majors at Essex County College are Social Sciences (100 degrees awarded), Protective Services (45 degrees), Health (257 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (133 degrees), and Business (181 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

298
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
600
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 298 degrees were awarded to men at Essex County College, which is 0.497 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (600).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Essex County College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.583 times less than the 84 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 118 degrees were awarded to women at Essex County College in Other Health Preparatory Programs, which is 3.69 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%
100% Completion Time
11%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 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, 11% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Essex County College is Male and Asian (25% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.9% of graduates (4 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
    365 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    235 degrees awarded
  3. White
    97 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Essex County College is black or african american (365 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (235 degrees).

5.68% of degree recipients (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    265 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    160 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Essex County College is black or african american female (265 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (160 degrees).

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Operations

Essex County College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $148k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Essex County College had a total salary expenditure of $88.8M. Essex County College employs 27 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors, and 19 Professors. Most academics at Essex County College are Female Associate professors (14), Male Assistant professors(14), and Male Professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Essex County College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 80 employees, Management, with 70 employees, and Service with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.93M - Federal
  2. $2.12M - State
  3. $1.53M - Local

As of 2020, Essex County College received $2.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.12M from state grants and contracts, and $1.53M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32.3M
2020 Salaries
6.08%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Essex County College paid a median of $32.3M in salaries, which represents 36.4% of their overall expenditure ($88.8M) and a 6.08% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 17.7% decline from 2018 and a 3.01% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.67M
Instructional Salaries
87
Number of Employees

In 2020, Essex County College paid a total of $7.67M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
80 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Essex County College were Assistant professor with 27 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Essex County College were Office and Administrative Support with 80 employees; Management with 70 employees; and Service with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Essex County College was Female Associate professor with 14 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 13 employees.

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

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