Salem Community College

  • 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 879 students (55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Salem Community College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty44 staff234 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Salem Community College has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Salem Community College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment879 students5,887 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:129:1
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# Full-Time Students482 students2,608 students
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# Part-Time Students397 students3,279 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
9%
23%
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% Black
15%
15%
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% White
57%
42%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
13%
10%
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Diversity Score0.630.73
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College Completion Rate
42%
26%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,800$36,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,794 is less than the state average of $6,739. 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 $8,616. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,794$6,739
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,794$8,616
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,625$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,843
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Salem Community College is Delaware College of Art and Design (5.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,739 per year for in-state students and $8,616 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,886 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Middlesex County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.