Best Essex County Community Colleges (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 4 community colleges serving 8,842 students in Essex County, New Jersey.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 23:1.

Top Ranked Essex County Community Colleges (2021)

  • College Location Students
  • 251 Washington Ave
    Belleville, NJ 07109
    (973) 751-9051

    257 students
  • Eastwick College-Nutley
    Private for-profit
    103 Park Ave
    Nutley, NJ 07110
    (973) 661-0600

    487 students
  • 303 University Ave
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 877-3000

    7,514 students
  • Pillar College
    Private not-for-profit
    60 Park Place, Suite 701
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 803-5000

    584 students
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