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 lower than the community college average of 26:1.
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 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 Baccalaureate/Associates 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
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,235 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 26:1 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
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students
730 students
816 students
# Part-Time Students 505 students
1,024 students
Salem Community College sch enrollment Salem Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hawaiian
1% 1%
% Hispanic
5%
7%
% Black
19%
12%
% White
55%
57%
% Two or more races
5%
2%
% Unknown races
14%
3%
Salem Community College sch ethnicity Salem Community College sta ethnicity
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,794 is less than the state average of $5,940. 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 $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,794 $5,940
Salem Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,794 $10,047
Salem Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
89%
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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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 0.62, 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.