Pillar College

60 Park Place, Suite 701
Newark, NJ 07102
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings

School Highlights

Pillar College serves 534 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 534 students
  • Private-state tuition: $18,576
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 94%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Pillar College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pillar College
(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
86 staff
439 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pillar College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five years.
The Pillar College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
534 students
4,639 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
376 students
1,960 students
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# Part-Time Students
158 students
2,679 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
281 students
545 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
262 students
1,960 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
114 students
32 students
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NJ All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
152 students
2,504 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
6 students
15 students
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NJ All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
20 students
% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
40%
24%
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% Black
41%
13%
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% White
6%
44%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.66
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
29%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.33%
0.42%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $18,576 is more than the state average of $16,268. The private state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$18,576
$16,268
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
82%
77%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$23,250
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$11,375
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
69%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pillar College cost?
Pillar College's private state tuition is approximately $18,576.
What schools are Pillar College often compared to?
Pillar Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Essex County College by visitors of our site.
What is Pillar College's ranking?
Pillar College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New Jersey for: Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 534 students
  • Private-state tuition: $18,576
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 94%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,652 per year for in-state students and $7,575 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,268 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Eastern International College-Jersey City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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