Salem Community College

Tel: (856)299-2100
1,235 students
Public institution
At Salem Community College we believe in the value of education. Our commitment is to meet the ever-changing needs of a diverse community by providing high-quality and affordable education in a dynamic learning environment.
School Highlights
Salem Community College serves 1,235 students (59% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Salem Community College is the only community colleges within Salem County, NJ.
The nearest community college is Delaware College of Art and Design (5.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Salem Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 49 staff
61 staff
Salem Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,235 has declined by 5% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 60% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,235 students 1,315 students
Salem Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 730 students
815 students
Salem Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 505 students
1,061 students
Salem Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Salem Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Salem Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Salem Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Salem Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Salem Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Salem Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Salem Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Salem Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Salem Community 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. 0.66 0.70
Salem Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,794 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,794 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,794 $5,590
Salem Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,794 $10,086
Salem Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Salem Community College traces its origins to the opening of Salem County Technical Institute in 1958. The institute quickly established a reputation for excellence in postsecondary career education, particularly in the technical and health fields. Recognizing the college-level caliber of the institute\'s programs, the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders requested approval to grant degree-awarding authority to the institute. The New Jersey Board of Higher Education evaluated the institute\'s programs and granted the requested approval. On September 3, 1972, Salem Community College was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Salem Community College is a two-year, public, comprehensive institution of higher education authorized to grant associate degrees (A.A., A.S. and A.A.S.) and certificates in over 40 liberal arts, business, practical nursing and technology programs of study. SCC places strong emphasis on educational outreach and an open admissions policy. SCC is committed to providing quality instruction, academic support and student services that meet students\' educational goals. SCC has 11-acre campus in Carneys Point, NJ. SCC enjoys the advantages of being in a small suburban community while being near Wilmington Delaware, Philadelphia and other metropolitan areas. The Carneys Point Campus features the Glass Center, home of the nationally renowned programs in scientific glass technology and glass art. The Salem Center offers many of the same services available at the Carneys Point campus, including credit-course registration and placement testing. Salem Community College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, the College and its programs are approved by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,133 per year for in-state students and $7,685 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,122 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 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Assumption College for Sisters. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.