Pillar College

60 Park Place, Suite 701
Newark, NJ 07102-0000
Tel: (973)803-5000
School Highlights
  • Pillar College serves 478 students (88% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Pillar College is one of 3 community colleges within Essex County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college is DeVry University-New Jersey (7.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 183% over five years.
Pillar College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty34 staff234 staff
Pillar College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 478 has grown by 92% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment478 students7,040 students
Pillar College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:134:1
Pillar College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students419 students3,412 students
Pillar College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students59 students3,628 students
Pillar College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pillar College Enrollment Breakdown NJ All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Pillar College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Pillar College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pillar College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pillar College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Pillar College More (2012-2016)
Pillar College Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups 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.0.530.69
Pillar College Diversity Score (2007-2016)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $18,576 is less than the state average of $19,721. The private state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$18,576$19,721
Pillar College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%75%
Pillar College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,000$10,000
Pillar College Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
Pillar College Median debt for students who have not completed (2009-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • DeVry University-New Jersey
    Private, for profit
    1,546 students | 7.70 Mi630 US Hwy. One
    North Brunswick NJ  08902
  • 8,214 students | 8.40 Mi118 Lamington Road
    Somerville NJ  08876
  • 11,673 students | 10.90 Mi2600 Woodbridge Avenue
    Edison NJ  08818
  • 39 students | 15.30 Mi200A Morris Avenue
    Denville NJ  07834
  • 11,781 students | 16.00 Mi1033 Springfield Ave
    Cranford NJ  07016
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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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Union County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.