Pillar College

60 Park Place Suite 701
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973)803-5000
428 students
Private not-for-profit
School Highlights:
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Pillar College serves 428 students (84.11% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.
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Pillar College is one of 3 community colleges within Essex County, NJ.
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The nearest community college is DeVry University-New Jersey (7.66 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 108% over five years.
Pillar College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 25 staff
61 staff
Pillar College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 428 teachers has grown by 151% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 428 students 1,294 students
Pillar College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
21:1
Pillar College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 360 students
822 students
Pillar College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 68 students
1,025 students
Pillar College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pillar College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Pillar College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
31%
7%
Pillar College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
51%
12%
Pillar College Black (2006-2013)
% White
11%
57%
Pillar College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Pillar College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Pillar College Unknown (2008-2013)
Pillar College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.68 0.53
Pillar College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,204 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,204 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,204 $5,694
Pillar College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,204 $10,252
Pillar College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75%
89%
Pillar College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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  • North Brunswick
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    630 US Hwy One
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    (732)729-3960
    7.66 Mi |  students
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    BranchburgNJ 8876
    (908)526-1200
    8.41 Mi | 8,302 students
  • Edison
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    EdisonNJ 08818
    7325486000
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  • Mendham
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    MendhamNJ 07945
    (9.7)354-3652
    15.26 Mi | 36 students
  • Cranford
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    CranfordNJ 07016
    (908)709-7000
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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,489 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,773 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
New Jersey community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Middlesex County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.