Union County College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,804

3.98% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$3,404

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

9,711

44.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

24.1%

373 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 1,702 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union County College. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (576 degrees), 1.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (404 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union County College is $4,804, which is $-2,610 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union County College is $4,804, which is $-2,610 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,404.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,804

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Union County College was $4,804. The cost of tuition at Union County College is $-2,610 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$3,404

2017 Value

1.19%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Union County College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,404. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Union County College grew by 1.19%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,250

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union County College was of $7,250 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Union County College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.08% with respect to 2016, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Union County College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

15%

2016 Default Rate

188

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Union County College was 15%, which represents 188 out of the 1255 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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Enrollment

Union County College has a total enrollment of 9,711 students. The full-time enrollment at Union County College is 4,297 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,414. This means that 44.2% of students enrolled at Union County College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.1% Hispanic or Latino, 26.9% Black or African American, 17.6% White, 4.08% Asian, 1.02% Two or More Races, 0.381% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Union County College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (21.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.9%) and Black or African American Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,711 students. The full-time enrollment at Union County College is 4,297 and the part-time enrollment is 5,414. This means that 44.2% of students enrolled at Union County College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2017 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 Union County College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Union County College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,412

  2. Black or African American

    2,608

  3. White

    1,712

The enrolled student population at Union County College is 35.1% Hispanic or Latino, 26.9% Black or African American, 17.6% White, 4.08% Asian, 1.02% Two or More Races, 0.381% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.35% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 1,165 students (12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 520 more women than men received degrees from Union County College. The majority of degree recipients at Union County College are hispanic or latino (576 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (404 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Union County College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (647 degrees awarded), Protective Services (80 degrees), and Health (454 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 Union County College are Registered nurses (1,326,404 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (218,906 people), Medical & health services managers (149,764 people), Other managers (146,902 people), and Pharmacists (133,422 people).

The most specialized majors at Union County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (647 degrees awarded), Protective Services (80 degrees), Health (454 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 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 Union County College are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Union County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (647 degrees awarded), Protective Services (80 degrees), Health (454 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 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 Union County College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,514,827 people), Elementary & secondary schools (497,009 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (341,559 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (251,764 people), and Outpatient care centers (245,001 people).

The most specialized majors at Union County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (647 degrees awarded), Protective Services (80 degrees), Health (454 degrees), Language & Linguistics (15 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 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 Union 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 false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union County College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 591

  2. 1,111

In 2017, 591 degrees were awarded to men at Union County College, which is 0.532 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,111).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Union County College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 213 degrees were awarded to men at Union County College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.491 times less than the 434 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 434 degrees were awarded to women at Union County College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.04 times more than the 213 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 4% of students graduating from Union County College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (42.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union County College is Female and Asian (42.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 14.7% of graduates (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    576 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    404 degrees awarded

  3. White

    380 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union County College is hispanic or latino (576 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (404 degrees).

9.58% of degree recipients (163 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    363 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    278 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    236 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Union County College is hispanic or latino female (363 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (278 degrees).

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Operations

Union County College has an endowment valued at nearly $16.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $176k (1.04%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Union County College had a total salary expenditure of $97.1M. Union County College employs 48 Associate professors, 42 Professors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Union County College are Female Associate professors (33), Female Professors(22), and Male Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union County College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 105 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Service with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.9M

2017 Endowment

7.21%

growth from 2016

Union County College has an endowment valued at about $16.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Union County College grew 7.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.3M higher than 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. $5.38M - Federal

  2. $4.52M - State

  3. $153k - Local

As of 2017, Union County College received $5.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.52M from state grants and contracts, and $153k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38.9M

2017 Salaries

12.4%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Union County College paid a median of $38.9M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($97.1M) and a 12.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.537% decline from 2015 and a 0.136% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.1M

Instructional Salaries

118

Number of Employees

In 2017, Union County College paid a total of $10.1M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

48 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

105 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union County College were Associate professor with 48 employees; Professor with 42 employees; and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union County College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 105 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees; and Service with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union County College was Female Associate professor with 33 employees, Female Professor with 22 employees, and Male Professor with 20 employees.

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

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