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Welcome to Essex County College

For over 50 years, Essex County College has been educating and enriching the lives of our students. Our academic programs consider the needs of our local community, but our quality attracts applicants from all over the world.

Degrees & Programs Degrees & Programs

Essex County College offers a wide range of associate degree programs, academic certificate programs, and certificates of completion.

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Workforce Development Workforce Development

We deliver customized training solutions to help companies keep their competitive edge in today’s global market

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About Essex County College About Essex County College

Essex County College is an open-door public community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning activities at the most affordable cost.

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Continuing Education Continuing Education

The On-Campus Continuing Education department provides programs for the lifelong learner ranging from age 5 to over 60 years. 

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Right Program Right Time

Essex County College is proud to offer hundreds of different courses and programs, so you can proudly take the next step into your future… and you can do it your way. That means your schedule, your timeline, and your terms.

Biology, Chemistry & Physics

The Biology, Chemistry & Physics Division offers A.S. degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions. The faculty hold advanced degrees in biology, chemistry, and physics and are experienced teachers.... MORE

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Business

The Division offers A.S. degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions and A.A.S. and certificate programs designed to prepare students for business careers immediately upon graduation, or to develop technical skills in specialized areas.... MORE

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Social Sciences/Pre-Medicine - AS (0601)

The Social Sciences Division offers A.S. degree and A.A. degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions, and A.A.S. degree and certificate programs designed to prepare students for careers in the social sciences immediately upon graduation.... MORE

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Humanities & Bilingual Studies

The Division offers A.A. and A.S. degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions and A.A.S. and certificate programs designed to prepare students for careers immediately upon graduation as well as to develop technical skills in specialized areas.... MORE

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Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer/Pre-Medicine - AS (0601)

The Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Division offers A.S. degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, engineering, computer science and technology; as well as A.A.S. and certificate programs designed to prepare students to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation.... MORE

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James Spivey

“Essex County College changed my life, providing me the skills needed to be a competent Nurse and deal with adversity. I’ve received a life-long career and that can’t be replaced. The training from my professors was priceless. My time at ECC also led me to organizations that have proven to be very helpful in my career, such as the National Black Nurses Association.”

- James Spivey James Spivey Nursing Class of 2020 Psychiatric Nurse/Travel Nurse
Dayana Arrue

“Essex County College opened my mind and eyes, and challenged my world view. I will always be thankful for that. I was uncertain about myself when I came to ECC. But that all changed once I started classes. I can say with 100 percent certainty that I would not change that part of my life.”

- Dayana Arrue Biology, Pre-Medicine Class of 2015 Environmental Staff Engineer
Novlene Williams-Mills

“Essex County College Is the place where it all started for me; where I received a college education and helped to set the stage for my athletic future. ECC laid the foundation for teaching me what is like to work hard and to be the best I can. ECC is also where I met my future husband!”

- Novlene Williams-Mills Business Administration Class of 2002
Personal Trainer Silver and Bronze Medals winner in Summer Olympics

Every journey begins somewhere. Yours begins here.

ECC has an open-admissions policy to students at least 18 years old. But every student is different. Find out what you need to apply, and which kinds of unique programs you might be eligible for.

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Best for a Reason

Making the choice to continue your education is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. At ECC, we don’t take your decision lightly, so we do everything we can to be the best choice for you. ECC is regionally accredited, so your college credits are transferable to other colleges and universities. In fact, ECC sends more transfer students to Rutgers University, Montclair State University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) than any other two-year institution in New Jersey. We regularly send our students to Ivy League schools and other top institutions as well. Of course, many ECC students aren’t looking to transfer at all – they want to quickly enter the workplace with marketable skills. ECC provides corporate training for 61 area businesses, and our graduates have secured employment at national firms like Goldman Sachs and Prudential. Whether your goal is to push your education even further, start a career you’ll love, or learn new skills for the job you already have, ECC aims to be the right choice for you.

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Life at Essex County College

ECC is all about making your college life easier and more enjoyable. Between our three convenient campuses, we provide services for students of all kinds.

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Student Life

Student Life

Athletics & Recreational Resources

Athletics & Recreational Resources

Support service

Support service

Financial Aid

Essex County College is proud to have a student body and faculty that is a true symbol of diversity.

Admission/ TuitionAdmission/ Tuition

It doesn’t matter who you are, education is always within your reach.
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Financial AidFinancial Aid

The Financial Aid Office awards funds from federal and state sources in the form of grants, scholarships, and employment. Applicant eligibility and program guidelines are determined by federal and state regulations. To learn more about paying for college, see the link below.
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Scholarships & GrantsScholarships & Grants

Dozens of scholarships in both categories are available to students attending ECC, for students of all kinds. Many scholarships are targeted to incoming freshman students, but there are other scholarships targeted to people from all walks of life.
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Educational Opportunity FundEducational Opportunity Fund

Educational Opportunity Fund at Essex County College facilitates access to higher education for students from low-income, economically and educationally disadvantaged communities
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More About Essex County College

Current Students Current Students

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Faculty & Staff Faculty & Staff

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Alumni & Supporters Alumni & Supporters

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Essex County College is proud to have a student body and faculty that is a true symbol of diversity.