Newark Community Colleges

In Newark, New Jersey, you can find 2 community colleges serving 12,301 students.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is more than the 36:1 state average.

Newark, NJ Community Colleges:

  • College Location Students
  • NewarkEssex County College
    Public
    303 University Ave
    NewarkNJ
    (973)877-3000
    11,979 students
  • Newark
    Somerset Christian College
    Private not-for-profit
    60 Park Place, Suite 701
    NewarkNJ
    (973)803-5000
    322 students
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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 0.44. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Middlesex County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.