Earn Your Degree at Essex County College


Imagine this—in just a few short years at Essex, you can earn an Associate’s Degree and be on your way to studying at an Ivy League school, working at a Fortune 500 company or employed at New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive healthcare network!


“Essex really helped me prepare for my future career because it helped me to be organized and prepared. I learned how to do my work right the first time.”


—Jennifer Mosquera, ’06, A.S. Engineering, A.S. Mathematics; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, minor in business, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)







Essex students have transferred to Ivy League colleges including Cornell University, Penn State, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Columbia University. They secure jobs at places such as Goldman Sachs, Prudential, and Barnabas Health.



“My real proving ground came when I transferred after graduation [from Essex], and I didn’t know what I had until I left. I was concerned about whether I’d be able to compete at the next level, but when I made the dean’s list my first semester I finally could exhale. I thought ‘Wow, Essex really set me up to succeed.’. . . Before I went to [Essex] I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. . . . I was a . . . wage worker. Essex gave me the turnaround I needed.”


—George Benton, ’01, A.S. Early Childhood Elementary Education; B.A. Secondary Education, New Jersey City University (NJCU); M.A. History, Villanova University; M.A. Education Leadership Administration, NJCU






Enroll today and choose from more than 48 major areas of study including Accounting, Biology & Chemistry, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Paralegal Studies, Social Sciences, and more.



“[Q]uality of staff, affordable education, and
a comfortable learning environment… I also encountered respectable administrative staff
who gave me directions so I remained on track.
These and other individuals made the rough
academic journey smoother for me.”


—Ibeabuchi Iloghalu, ’14, A.S., General Science, on why
he chose Essex County College.






Already in the workplace? Looking to become a more marketable job candidate or change careers? In one year or less of full-time study, gain or enhance current existing skills with an Academic Certificate Program in areas such as Dental Assisting or Massage Therapy, or in less than 30 credits, finish a Certificate Program in Digital Media and Electronic Publishing or Vision Care Technology, for example.



“I’ve had a very successful career. I’m the superintendent for the Nutley Water and Sewer Department and it’s my 26th year there. I went back to school because I just felt that finishing college was what I wanted to do. Then, I realized it was something that could really help me in my career. In Spring of 2008, I began taking classes at Essex County College and took one or two classes at a time with the Evening and Weekend College.”


—Dominic Ferry, ’14, A.A.S., Business Administration


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