Union County College

1033 Springfield Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016-1599
Tel: (908)709-7000
School Highlights
  • Union County College serves 11,781 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Union County College is the only community colleges within Union County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college is St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island (8.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 282 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Union County 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 Faculty282 staff234 staff
Union County College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 11,781 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.81 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment11,781 students7,040 students
Union County College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio42:134:1
Union County College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,259 students3,412 students
Union County College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,522 students3,628 students
Union County College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Union County College Enrollment Breakdown NJ All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Union County College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Union County College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Union County College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Union County College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Union County College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Union County College Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.810.69
Union County College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Union County College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$36,100
Union County College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,400 is more than the state average of $6,250. The in-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,400 is more than the state average of $7,839. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,400$6,250
Union County College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,400$7,839
Union County College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Noteshigher tuition for o
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%75%
Union County College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,576$10,000
Union County College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,500
Union County College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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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.