President’s Welcome

Welcome to Essex County College!

Since 1968, Essex County College has provided its students with a world-class, affordable and enriching educational experience. Our students, young, seasoned, from near and far, find here a nurturing environment in which to learn and thrive.  Our primary objective is to provide access to education and training that lead to success. We help students achieve their dreams by exposing them to the skills, services, and experiential knowledge needed to grow.

Whether your goal is to continue to a four-year institution, enter the workforce or change careers, we offer a wide range of programs that you should begin to explore today.  In addition to our academic associate degree programs, we offer a wide variety of short-term certificate and workforce development training programs that provide a quick turnaround for those seeking to upgrade their skills, advance their career or enter a new field.

We transform lives, broaden learning and empower students to achieve their full potential. Our graduates become leaders who contribute to the health, vitality and advancement of society.

In our classrooms and hallways, you will feel the power of our Students First motto; it is the force that drives the delivery of excellence and innovation in all our interactions with students.  

Our extensive and ongoing renovation projects and investments in technology are focused on the long term with flexibility, access and delivery modalities geared to meet students where they are most comfortable.  We also endeavor to maintain and ensure a safe learning environment in well-kept facilities that are geared to student success.   

Essex County College is devoted to you attaining your goals. I encourage you to reach out to our advisors today for assistance in starting you on your higher educational journey.


Dr. Augustine A. Boakye