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Union County College Overview

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

What Is Union County College Known For?

1,670 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Union County College is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 19% 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.

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
#1 Most Popular Engineering-Related Fields Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Engineering Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Health Sciences & Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Business & Commerce Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#140 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Union County College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#25 Best Nursing Schools College Factual
#29 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual
#34 Best General Business/Commerce Schools College Factual
#104 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual
#148 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#229 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is Union County College?

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Contact details for Union County College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016-1528
Phone: 908-709-7000
Website: https://www.ucc.edu/

How Do I Get Into Union County College?

You can apply to Union County College online at: apply.ucc.edu/

As long as you submit the requested materials to Union County College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Union County College?

8% Take Out Loans
12.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Union County College, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $5,054 a year. That adds up to $20,216 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Union County College is 12.9%. 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

3,705 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,298 undergraduate students at Union County College, with 3,705 being full-time and 4,593 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 3,705 full-time undergraduates at Union County College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 113
Black or African American 994
Hispanic or Latino 1,611
White 618
International Students 70
Other Races/Ethnicities 299

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

6,133 Took All Classes Online
8,197 Took At Least One Class Online
261.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 8,197 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.

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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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Union County College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Union County College was 261.4%. This is the #238 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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
General Business/Commerce 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Union County College ranks compared to all other mostly 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
Human Services #7
General Business/Commerce #16
Criminal Justice & Corrections #18
Computer Information Systems #20
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #30
Public Administration & Social Service #31
Liberal Arts General Studies #39
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #39
Computer & Information Sciences #39
Business Administration & Management #97
Business, Management & Marketing #136

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 0 498 2 500
Nursing 0 354 0 354
General Business/Commerce 0 155 0 155
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 89 0 89
General Engineering 0 76 0 76
Health Sciences & Services 0 72 0 72
Communication & Media Studies 0 51 0 51
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 46 46
Computer Science 0 43 0 43
General Biology 0 37 0 37
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 4 23 3 30
Allied Health Professions 0 28 0 28
Computer Information Systems 0 24 0 24
Health & Physical Education 0 21 0 21
Legal Support Services 6 13 0 19
Human Services 0 17 0 17
Chemistry 0 14 0 14
Business Administration & Management 0 13 0 13
American Sign Language 0 9 4 13
Accounting 0 11 0 11
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 7 0 7
Computer Programming 0 6 0 6
Mathematics 0 6 0 6
General English Literature 0 5 0 5
Hospitality Management 0 4 0 4
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 4 4
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 4 0 4
Fire Protection 0 4 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 3 3
History 0 3 0 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 1
Marketing 0 1 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 1 0 1
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 10 1,598 62 1,670

References

*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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