Union County College

School Highlights

Union County College serves 9,181 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 643 teachers has grown by 83% over five years.
Union County College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-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 Faculty643 staff445 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Union County College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The Union County College diversity score of 0.73 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,181 students5,858 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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# Full-Time Students4,226 students2,576 students
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# Part-Time Students4,955 students3,282 students
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% Asian
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
39%
26%
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% Black
29%
14%
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% White
17%
40%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
7%
10%
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Diversity Score0.730.74
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College Completion Rate
30%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,100$36,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,400 is more than the state average of $5,616. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,400 is more than the state average of $7,703. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,400$5,616
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,400$7,703
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$11,242
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Union County College is St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island (8.5 miles away).
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  • 598 students | 8.50 Mi2 Teleport Drive, Corporate Commons Two, Suite 203
    Staten Island, NY 10311
    (718) 517-7700
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    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 877-3000
    8.907,434
  • Pillar College
    Private not-for-profit
    604 students | 9.30 Mi60 Park Place, Suite 701
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 803-5000
    9.30604
  • 11,142 students | 11.20 Mi2600 Woodbridge Avenue
    Edison, NJ 08818
    (732) 548-6000
    11.2011,142
  • 336 students | 12.20 Mi684 Newark Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201) 216-9901
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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,616 per year for in-state students and $7,703 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,113 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Eastern International College-Jersey City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.