Union County College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,281
2022 Average Net Price
$7,399
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
7,796
44.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.1%
505 Graduates

About

Union County College is a higher education institution located in Union County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Union County College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (458 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (288 degrees), and General Business (154 degrees).

In 2022, 1,590 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union County College. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (620 degrees), 1.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (441 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union County College is $5,281, which is $−2,831 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Union County College is $5,281, which is $−2,831 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,399.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending Union County College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,281
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Union County College was $5,281. The cost of tuition at Union County College is $−2,831 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,399
2022 Value
42%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Union County College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,399. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Union County College grew by 42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,678
Room and Board
$1,440
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union County College was of $12,678 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 65.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,440. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Union County College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 26.3% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Union County College had a total enrollment of 7,796 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Union County College is 3,493 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,303. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Union County College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.9% Hispanic or Latino, 27.5% Black or African American, 15.3% White, 4.26% Asian, 2.39% Two or More Races, 0.218% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Union County College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (27.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (14.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union County College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,796 students. The full-time enrollment at Union County College is 3,493 and the part-time enrollment is 4,303. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Union County College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Union County College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Union County College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,504 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,145 enrolled students
  3. White
    1,196 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Union County College is 44.9% Hispanic or Latino, 27.5% Black or African American, 15.3% White, 4.26% Asian, 2.39% Two or More Races, 0.218% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 331 students (4.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 488 more women than men received degrees from Union County College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Union County College is hispanic or latino (620 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (441 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Union County College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (458 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (288 degrees) and General Business (154 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Union County College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (460 degrees awarded), Protective Services (94 degrees), and Health (515 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Union County College are Registered nurses (1,430,273 people), Other managers (455,254 people), Software developers (446,805 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (349,438 people), and Civil engineers (282,444 people).

The most specialized majors at Union County College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (460 degrees awarded), Protective Services (94 degrees), Health (515 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Engineering (56 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Union County College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Skincare specialists

The most specialized majors at Union County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (460 degrees awarded), Protective Services (94 degrees), Health (515 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Engineering (56 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Union County College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,631,404 people), Elementary & secondary schools (587,066 people), Computer Systems Design (521,461 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (442,803 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (412,486 people).

The most specialized majors at Union County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (460 degrees awarded), Protective Services (94 degrees), Health (515 degrees), History (11 degrees), and Engineering (56 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Union County College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 458 degrees awarded
  2. 288 degrees awarded
  3. 154 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Union County College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 458 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

551
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,039
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 551 degrees were awarded to men at Union County College, which is 0.53 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,039).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 139 degrees were awarded to men at Union County College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.433 times less than the 321 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 321 degrees were awarded to men at Union County College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.31 times more than the 139 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 17% of students graduating from Union County College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (68.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Union County College is Female and Two or More Races (68.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 10.5% of graduates (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    620 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    441 degrees awarded
  3. White
    282 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union County College is hispanic or latino (620 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (441 degrees).

5.91% of degree recipients (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    405 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    317 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    215 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Union County College is hispanic or latino female (405 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (317 degrees).

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Operations

Union County College has an endowment valued at nearly $21.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 112k (0.512%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Union County College had a total salary expenditure of 96.1M. Union County College employs 37 Professors, 28 Associate professors and 15 Assistant professors. Most academics at Union County College are Female Associate professor (21), Female Professor (19), and Male Professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union County College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 104 employees, Service, with 48 employees, and Management with 45 employees.

Endowment

$21.8M
2022 Endowment
15.8%
decline from 2021

Union County College has an endowment valued at about $21.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Union County College declined 15.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.6M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $15.4M - Federal
  2. $1.17M - State
  3. $20.4k - Local

As of 2022, Union County College received $15.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.17M from state grants and contracts, and $20.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$30.9M
2022 Salaries
2.92%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Union County College paid a median of $30.9M in salaries, which represents 32.2% of their overall expenditure ($96.1M) and a 2.92% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.22M
Instructional Salaries
80
Number of Employees

In 2022, Union County College paid a total of $8.22M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
104 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union County College were Professor with 37 employees, Associate professor with 28 employees, and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union County College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 104 employees, Service with 48 employees, and Management with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union County College was Female Associate professor with 21 employees, Female Professor with 19 employees, and Male Professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Union County College.

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