Pillar College

School Highlights

Pillar College serves 584 students (74% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.

Top Rankings

Pillar College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New Jersey for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pillar College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related InstitutionsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty34 staff234 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pillar College has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Pillar College diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment584 students5,887 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:129:1
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# Full-Time Students431 students2,608 students
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# Part-Time Students153 students3,279 students
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# Undergraduate Students355 students2,431 students
# Graduate Students76 students14 students
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
39%
23%
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% Black
36%
15%
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% White
15%
42%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
10%
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Diversity Score0.690.73
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $18,576 is more than the state average of $15,886. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$18,576$15,886
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$23,343$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$10,500$5,843
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pillar College is Essex County College (0.4 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,739 per year for in-state students and $8,616 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,886 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Middlesex County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.