Salem Community College

460 Hollywood Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ 08069-2799
Tel: (856)299-2100
  • At Salem Community College we believe in the value of education. Our commitment is to meet the ever-changing needs of a diverse community by providing high-quality and affordable education in a dynamic learning environment.
School Highlights
  • Salem Community College serves 1,173 students (55% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Salem Community College is the only community colleges within Salem County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college is Delaware College of Art and Design (5.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Salem Community College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty44 staff234 staff
Salem Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,173 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 64% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,173 students7,040 students
Salem Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:134:1
Salem Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students641 students3,412 students
Salem Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students532 students3,628 students
Salem Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Salem Community College Enrollment Breakdown NJ All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Salem Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Salem Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Salem Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Salem Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Salem Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Salem Community College Non Resident (2007-2009)
% Unknown races
Salem Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.500.69
Salem Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Salem Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,800$36,100
Salem Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,794 is less than the state average of $6,250. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,794 is less than the state average of $7,839. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,794$6,250
Salem Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,794$7,839
Salem Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%75%
Salem Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$10,000
Salem Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
Salem Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Salem Community College traces its origins to the opening of Salem County Technical Institute in 1958. The institute quickly established a reputation for excellence in postsecondary career education, particularly in the technical and health fields. Recognizing the college-level caliber of the institute's programs, the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders requested approval to grant degree-awarding authority to the institute. The New Jersey Board of Higher Education evaluated the institute's programs and granted the requested approval. On September 3, 1972, Salem Community College was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Salem Community College is a two-year, public, comprehensive institution of higher education authorized to grant associate degrees (A.A., A.S. and A.A.S.) and certificates in over 40 liberal arts, business, practical nursing and technology programs of study. SCC places strong emphasis on educational outreach and an open admissions policy. SCC is committed to providing quality instruction, academic support and student services that meet students' educational goals. SCC has 11-acre campus in Carneys Point, NJ. SCC enjoys the advantages of being in a small suburban community while being near Wilmington Delaware, Philadelphia and other metropolitan areas. The Carneys Point Campus features the Glass Center, home of the nationally renowned programs in scientific glass technology and glass art. The Salem Center offers many of the same services available at the Carneys Point campus, including credit-course registration and placement testing. Salem Community College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, the College and its programs are approved by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,250 per year for in-state students and $7,839 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,721 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score 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.