Union County College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,620

3.82% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$3,364

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

12.6%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

10,185

43.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

18.1%

315 Graduates

About

Union County College is a higher education institution located in Union County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Union County College were .

In 2016, 1,590 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union County College. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (478 degrees), 1.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (420 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union County College is $4,620, which is $-2,700 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union County College is $4,620, which is $-2,700 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,364.

In 2016, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,620

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Union County College was $4,620. The cost of tuition at Union County College is $-2,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$3,364

2016 Value

18%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Union County College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,364. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Union County College grew by 18%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,250

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union County College was of $7,250 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Union County College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.04% with respect to 2015, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

12.6%

2015 Default Rate

161

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Union County College was 12.6%, which represents 161 out of the 1273 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Union County College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 10,185 students enrolled at Union County College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union County College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union County College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Union County College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union County College has a total enrollment of 10,185 students. The full-time enrollment at Union County College is 4,449 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,736. This means that 43.7% of students enrolled at Union County College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.8% Hispanic or Latino, 27.4% Black or African American, 18.2% White, 4.41% Asian, 0.923% Two or More Races, 0.344% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.344% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Union County College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (21.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.2%) and Black or African American Female (14.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,185 students. The full-time enrollment at Union County College is 4,449 and the part-time enrollment is 5,736. This means that 43.7% of students enrolled at Union County College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

2016 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 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Union County College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,545

  2. Black or African American

    2,793

  3. White

    1,850

The enrolled student population at Union County College is 34.8% Hispanic or Latino, 27.4% Black or African American, 18.2% White, 4.41% Asian, 0.923% Two or More Races, 0.344% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.344% 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 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1,190 students (11.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 432 more women than men received degrees from Union County College. The majority of degree recipients at Union County College are hispanic or latino (478 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (420 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union County College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (603 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Protective Services (89 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Union County College are Elementary & middle school teachers (156,796 people), Police officers (133,327 people), Miscellaneous managers (113,788 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (49,868 people), and Social workers (48,297 people).

The most specialized majors at Union County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (603 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Protective Services (89 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees).

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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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Credit counselors & loan officers, Physicians & surgeons, and General & operations managers

The most specialized majors at Union County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (603 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Protective Services (89 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees).

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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 Justice, public order, & safety activities (330,593 people), Elementary & secondary schools (273,169 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (123,277 people), Hospitals (119,798 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (65,911 people).

The most specialized majors at Union County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (603 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Protective Services (89 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union County College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 579

  2. 1,011

In 2016, 579 degrees were awarded to men at Union County College, which is 0.573 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,011).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 193 degrees were awarded to men at Union County College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.471 times less than the 410 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 410 degrees were awarded to women at Union County College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.12 times more than the 193 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 3% of students graduating from Union County College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (34.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union County College is Female and White (34.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 7.3% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    478 degrees awarded

  2. White

    420 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    380 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union County College is hispanic or latino (478 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (420 degrees).

10.4% of degree recipients (166 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    311 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    262 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    248 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Union County College is hispanic or latino female (311 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (262 degrees).

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Operations

Union County College has an endowment valued at nearly $15.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $98k (0.619%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Union County College had a total expenditure of $89.3M. Of that $89.3M, they spent $44.6M on salaries and $89.3M on benefits.

Union County College employs 60 Associate professors, 43 Professors, and 16 Instructors. Most academics at Union County College are Female Associate professors (41), Male Professors(22), and Female Professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union County College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 95 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 69 employees, and Service with 55 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.8M

2015 Endowment

5.61%

growth from 2014

Union County College has an endowment valued at about $15.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Union County College grew 5.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.7M 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. $4.04M - Federal

  2. $6.81M - State

  3. $1.25M - Local

As of 2015, Union County College received $4.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.81M from state grants and contracts, and $1.25M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$44.6M

Salary Expenditure

$89.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Union County College had a total expenditure of $89.3M. Of that $89.3M, they spent $44.6M on salaries and $89.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Union County College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$44.6M

2015 Salaries

0.136%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Union County College paid a median of $44.6M in salaries, which represents 49.9% of their overall expenditure ($89.3M) and a 0.136% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0865% decline from 2013 and a 1.67% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.4M

Instructional Salaries

154

Number of Employees

In 2015, Union County College paid a total of $13.4M to 154 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

60 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

95 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union County College were Associate professor with 60 employees; Professor with 43 employees; and Professor with 16 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union County College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 95 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees; and Service with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union County College was Female Associate professor with 41 employees, Male Professor with 22 employees, and Female Professor with 21 employees.

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

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