In 1978, Essex County College opened its West Essex Extension Center in West Caldwell, now known as the West Essex Campus to meet the educational and training needs of people who live and work in the western part of the county. Today the West Essex Campus located on Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell, offers a wide range of credit courses, customized training programs, a computer institute of non-credit courses, seminar workshops, conferences, and other special programs. The facility includes computer, biology and chemistry laboratories and provides a full range of services to students who wish to complete their degree work.

The college’s enrollment exceeds 8,000 students in its degree programs and another 12,000 in its continuing education (credit and non-credit), youth, and company and customized training programs.


  • Seven popular majors: Business Administration, Accounting, Education, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice and General Science can be completed at this location.
  • Student-centered supportive environment
  • Smaller class size
  • Convenient location on Bloomfield Avenue, accessible via public transportation
  • Offer a variety of Day, Evening and Weekend courses
  • Dedicated Student Services and Staff: Placement testing, academic advisement, registration, financial aid
  • Support services: Tutoring, computer labs, student lounge, bookstore on site.
  • General Education courses for other majors and pre-requisite courses for Nursing and Allied Health programs are available.
  • On site Au Pair Liaison
  • Student Clubs on campus: Habitat for Humanity and a variety of Gaming Clubs

Contact West Essex Campus

The branch campus located at 730 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 is currently under construction thanks to a grant funded by the NJ Securing the Children’s Future Bond Act and the local support of the County of Essex and its Board of Commissioners.  While the new building is under construction, the College is partnering with the Essex County Schools of Technology West Essex High School located at 620 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006. You can also receive in-person assistance by visiting the Main Campus, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102.

West Essex Campus
730 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Academic Programs: 973-877-3175
Enrollment Services: 973-877-6590

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