Union County College

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 52%.
  • Union County College is the only community colleges within Union County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college to Union County College is St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island (8.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Union County College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 282 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Union County College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Union County College diversity score of 0.81 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment11,781 students7,040 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio42:134:1
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# Full-Time Students5,259 students3,412 students
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# Part-Time Students6,522 students3,628 students
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% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
21%
19%
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% Black
20%
14%
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% White
21%
48%
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% Non Resident races
23%
4%
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% Unknown races
10%
9%
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Diversity Score0.810.70
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College Completion Rate
10%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$36,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,400 is more than the state average of $6,125. 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 $7,667. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,400$6,125
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,400$7,667
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Tuition Noteshigher tuition for o
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%74%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,575$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,500
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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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