Essex County College

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Essex County College
Established 1966
Type Public College
Location Newark, New Jersey, USA
Colors Green & Yellow          
Nickname Wolverines
Newark Campus view from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Essex County College (ECC) is an open-door, public two-year college located in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.


Established in 1966 as the public, two-year, open access community college of Essex County, it admitted its first students in temporary quarters in Downtown Newark in 1968. It moved to its current permanent site in the University Heights district of the city in 1976. Dr. Gale E. Gibson was named the College's 7th President by the Board of Trustees on October 15, 2013. She previously served as Interim President beginning April 1, 2013. A long-time advocate for implementing and integrating data-driven and evidence-based decision-making into an institution’s infrastructure, Dr. Gibson exemplifies a strong student-centered perspective supported by an organizational mission of academic excellence.

Education offered

ECC offers AS, AA, and AAS degree programs in 48 different majors. Approximately 25,000 people enroll each year in Essex County College's various degree and non-degree programs. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


Essex County College teams are represented in the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and Region 19 of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Its teams have produced All-Americans in soccer, men's and women's basketball, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track.[citation needed][1]


ECC's primary campus is in Newark. Other facilities include the West Essex Campus in West Caldwell and other satellite centers on Essex County. The Newark campus neighbors both the NJIT and Rutgers Newark campuses.

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