1033 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings

School Highlights

Union County College serves 8,298 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is same as the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,298 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,400
  • Out-state tuition: $8,400
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 643 teachers has grown by 128% over five years.
Union County College
(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
643 staff
439 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Union County College has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The Union County College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,298 students
4,464 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,705 students
1,906 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,593 students
2,679 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
667 students
545 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,705 students
1,960 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
32 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,593 students
2,504 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
20 students
% Asian
5%
6%
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% Hispanic
34%
24%
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% Black
27%
13%
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% White
22%
44%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
9%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.76
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
9.08%
7.31%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.42%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,100
$36,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,400 is more than the state average of $5,173. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,400 is more than the state average of $7,364. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$8,400
$5,173
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,400
$7,364
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Tuition Notes
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
77%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,250
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
69%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • As the oldest community college in New Jersey, UCC has been serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College has maintained its commitment to scholarship by providing a solid liberal arts foundation while, at the same time, developing new programs and courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly developing society. Union County College offers more than 75 programs of study taught by outstanding faculty on four convenient campuses. UCC also offers the opportunity to earn college credits through various distance learning modes, including blended courses, which combine in person and online class meetings. At UCC, career-minded students can prepare for entry into rewarding careers immediately upon graduation. Students who seek to continue their education after graduation will find a sure path through the several dual admissions and more than fifty transfer and articulation agreements UCC currently has with 4-year institutions throughout the nation. UCC has a reputation for providing its diverse student body with a nurturing and supportive environment. Student services from counseling and financial aid to the tutoring provided by the Academic Learning Centers on each campus are in place to ensure student success. The College also provides customized training and retraining for business and industry, workforce education programs for persons displaced from their jobs or unemployed, continuing and community education programs and courses in varied schedules, at varied locations, and with varied modes of instruction for credit or non-credit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Union County College cost?

Union County College's tuition is approximately $8,400 for In-State students and $8,400 for Out-State students.

What is Union County College's ranking?

Union County College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New Jersey for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,298 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,400
  • Out-state tuition: $8,400
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • 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 $5,173 per year for in-state students and $7,364 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 0.00. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Assumption College for Sisters. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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