Union County College

1033 Springfield Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016
Tel: (908)709-7000
11,969 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
Union County College serves 11,969 students (47.73% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Union County College is the only community colleges within Union County, NJ.
The nearest community college is St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island (8.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 296 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
College Union County 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 296 staff
61 staff
Union County College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 11,969 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,969 students 1,296 students
Union County College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
Union County College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 5,713 students
810 students
Union County College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,256 students
1,036 students
Union County College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Union County College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Union County College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Union County College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Union County College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Union County College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Union County College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Union County College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Union County 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. 0.70 0.53
Union County College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $9,996 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 81% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,996 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 81% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $9,996 $5,694
Union County College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,996 $10,252
Union County College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
Union County College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • • As the oldest community college in New Jersey, UCC has been serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College has maintained its commitment to scholarship by providing a solid liberal arts foundation while, at the same time, developing new programs and courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly developing society. • Union County College offers more than 75 programs of study taught by outstanding faculty on four convenient campuses. UCC also offers the opportunity to earn college credits through various distance learning modes, including blended courses, which combine in person and online class meetings. At UCC, career-minded students can prepare for entry into rewarding careers immediately upon graduation. Students who seek to continue their education after graduation will find a sure path through the several dual admissions and more than fifty transfer and articulation agreements UCC currently has with 4-year institutions throughout the nation. • UCC has a reputation for providing its diverse student body with a nurturing and supportive environment. Student services from counseling and financial aid to the tutoring provided by the Academic Learning Centers on each campus are in place to ensure student success. • The College also provides customized training and retraining for business and industry, workforce education programs for persons displaced from their jobs or unemployed, continuing and community education programs and courses in varied schedules, at varied locations, and with varied modes of instruction for credit or non-credit.

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