Pillar College

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 52%.
  • Pillar College is one of 3 community colleges within Essex County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college to Pillar College is DeVry University-New Jersey (7.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pillar College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pillar College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment478 students7,040 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:134:1
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# Full-Time Students419 students3,412 students
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# Part-Time Students59 students3,628 students
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% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
18%
19%
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% Black
65%
14%
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% White
10%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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Diversity Score0.530.70
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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
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,000$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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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
    (732)729-3960
    7.701,546
  • 8,214 students | 8.40 Mi118 Lamington Road
    Somerville NJ  08876
    (908)526-1200
    8.408,214
  • 11,673 students | 10.90 Mi2600 Woodbridge Avenue
    Edison NJ  08818
    (732)548-6000
    10.9011,673
  • 39 students | 15.30 Mi200A Morris Avenue
    Denville NJ  07834
    (973)957-0188
    15.3039
  • 11,781 students | 16.00 Mi1033 Springfield Ave
    Cranford NJ  07016
    (908)709-7000
    16.0011,781
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