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Union County College Overview

Union County College is a public institution situated in Cranford, New Jersey. Union County College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Union County College Known For?

1,697 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Union County College is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 22% of the faculty were full-time.

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Union County College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Union County College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#84 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#149 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Union County College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Hospitality Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Engineering Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Union County College?

Location of Union County College

Contact details for Union County College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016-1528
Phone: 908-709-7000

How Do I Get Into Union County College?

You can apply to Union County College online at:

Since Union County College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Union County College?

8% Take Out Loans
14.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Union County College, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $4,826 a year. That adds up to $19,304 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Union County College is 14.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Union County College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,226 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,181 undergraduate students at Union County College, with 4,226 being full-time and 4,955 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Union County College

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,226 full-time undergraduates at Union County College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Union County College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Union County College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Union County College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 132
Black or African American 1,188
Hispanic or Latino 1,800
White 662
International Students 100
Other Races/Ethnicities 344

Over 50 countries are represented at Union County College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Union County College

486 Took All Classes Online
2,141 Took At Least One Class Online
6.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,141 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Union County College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 9th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Union County College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Union County College was 6.7%. This is the #1,553 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Union County College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Union County College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 1%
Computer & Information Sciences 14%
Computer Information Systems 3%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14%
General Business/Commerce 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 11%
Human Services 50%
Public Administration & Social Service 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Union County College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Union County College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Information Systems #111
General Business/Commerce #118
Computer & Information Sciences #256
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #327
Liberal Arts General Studies #327

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Union County College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 604 3 607
Nursing 0 296 0 296
General Business/Commerce 0 148 0 148
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 93 0 93
General Engineering 0 68 0 68
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 45 45
General Biology 0 43 0 43
Health Sciences & Services 0 42 0 42
Computer Science 0 38 0 38
Human Services 0 38 0 38
Communication & Media Studies 0 37 0 37
Computer Information Systems 0 34 0 34
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 24 0 24
Allied Health Professions 4 19 1 24
Accounting 0 18 0 18
Legal Support Services 8 10 0 18
Business Administration & Management 0 17 0 17
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 17 0 17
Health & Physical Education 0 17 0 17
Hospitality Management 0 14 0 14
American Sign Language 3 4 6 13
Chemistry 0 12 0 12
General English Literature 0 9 0 9
History 0 6 0 6
Marketing 0 4 0 4
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 2 3
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 2 0 2
Fire Protection 0 2 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 1 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 1 0 1
Mathematics 0 1 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 1,623 59 1,697


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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