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Study at Essex County College

Established in 1966, Essex County College, an accredited public community college, is situated in Essex. The main campus of the university is located in Newark, and admits students from more than 40 countries. The college offers associate degree programs in arts, science and applied science, and enrolls more than 25, 000 students each year. The university also offers various other certificate programs.

Essex County College athletic teams are known by the name Wolverines. They participate in men's and women's cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field and soccer. The college alumni consists of eminent personalities like Ajita Abraham, Joao Acabou, Glenn Allen, and Maritza Almonte.

Profile of Essex County College

Newark, NJ is home to Essex County College. Newark is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Essex County College go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in business and management and education and teaching.

Essex County College Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Essex County College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 10, 995 enrolled students . Essex County College has a large minority student population.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Essex County College, an open access community college, serves the dynamic needs of diverse constituencies through comprehensive educational programs and services. "

Essex County College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts213liberal arts and sciences, social services
Business and Management181business management, accounting, accounting technology, business and related services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine134registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Education and Teaching122kindergarten/preschool teaching, physical education teaching
Medical Support and Technology51radiation therapist, health service and sciences, dental hygienist, opticianry, dental assistant
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Science36biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work28social work
Therapy and Counselling24massage therapy, physical therapist assistant
Engineering Technician22drafting, civil engineering tech, architectural engineering tech, energy systems tech, electronics tech
Medicine22medical preparatory
Law20legal assistant, legal secretary
Computer Science and Engineering17computer programming, computer applications programming, computer support, data processing tech
Science and Laboratory Technician6chemical tech
Art Studies5art studies
office and Administration1administrative assistant

Contact: Essex County College

Essex County College

303 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102

General Phone: (973) 877-3000


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