Pillar College

School Highlights

Pillar College serves 604 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 616% 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 Faculty86 staff445 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pillar College has grown by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Pillar College diversity score of 0.70 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment604 students5,858 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:115:1
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# Full-Time Students426 students2,576 students
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# Part-Time Students178 students3,282 students
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# Undergraduate Students320 students2,446 students
# Graduate Students106 students27 students
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% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
46%
26%
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% Black
26%
14%
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% White
14%
40%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
6%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
10%
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Diversity Score0.700.74
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $18,576 is more than the state average of $16,113. The private state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$18,576$16,113
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$23,783$11,242
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Median Debt for Dropouts$11,375$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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 $5,616 per year for in-state students and $7,703 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,113 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Eastern International College-Jersey City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.