Dr. Gale E. Gibson, President

Dr. Gale E. Gibson
Essex County College

Welcome to Essex County College!


It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. When you enter our doors you will find that our caring and highly trained faculty and staff are dedicated and motivated to support you at every step along the way to achieve your academic and career goals.


With more than 48 major areas of study, our Associate degrees are designed to ensure student success, whether your plans include immediately entering the workforce or transferring to a four-year college. We offer various scheduling options by blending traditional courses with online distance learning as well as evening and weekend college options.


Essex County College recognizes that its diverse student population is one of its greatest strengths. Here at Essex, we create an environment of life-long learning by offering specialized academic certificates and certificates of completion which provide either continuing education credits or expand specific career skills for the workplace. We also offer ESL and adult literacy classes, customized on-and off-site job training courses, and our popular professional development and personal enrichment offerings.


At Essex County College, we work for our students. Our student-focused faculty is fully committed to your success. Outside of the classroom, you will find a team of administrators and staff to support your needs, whether it is financial aid, academic counseling, tutoring, or career counseling.


Our doors are open in Newark, West Caldwell, in Cedar Grove at our Police Academy and satellite centers throughout Essex County. We invite you to explore the many options we have to offer.


For more than 40 years, we have been changing lives and building futures for all residents of Essex County. I look forward to seeing you on campus!


Dr. Gale E. Gibson

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Contact Information

Office of the President
A. Zachary Yamba Building; Room 6117
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.877.4462