Salem Community College

Tel: (856)299-2100
1,235 students
Public institution

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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).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Salem Community College is the only community colleges within Salem County, NJ.
The nearest community college is Delaware College of Art and Design (5 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 1,235 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 34% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,235 students
1,282 students
Salem Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
22:1
Salem Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
730 students
810 students
Salem Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 505 students
1,017 students
Salem Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Salem Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Salem Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1% 1%
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Salem Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
19%
12%
Salem Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
55%
57%
Salem Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Salem Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
14%
3%
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. 0.30 0.53
Salem Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,794 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,794 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,794 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
89%
Salem Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Middlesex County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.