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A Message From Dr. Augustine Boakye, President

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Welcome to Essex County College (ECC).  The faculty and staff of this institution have served the diverse needs of New Jersey residents as well as those from other states and nations around the world for over 50 years.  We are fully committed to our open access policy of equity and inclusion.  

We have much to offer at ECC.  Here, you can earn an associate degree that can be transferred to a four-year institution or receive training to help secure employment.  Our graduates transfer to Rutgers University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institution of Technology (NJIT), William Paterson University, Kean University and many other institutions with full junior status.

Education is about empowering students to succeed in a rapidly changing global marketplace. In addition to working on associate degrees, many students attend the College to improve their English or to learn English as a second language.  Others gain skills through workforce development and short-term training.  At ECC, a quality education is affordable and we strive to help you reach your goals.

Our digital catalog is designed to provide students with an easier way to (1) locate information when applying to the College, (2) decide on a major or certificate program, or (3) determine requirements for graduation.  We invite you to peruse the 2022-2023 Catalog to find a program which interests you.

We thank you for choosing ECC.  I look forward to celebrating your successes as you pursue higher education or workforce training and development.  As Nelson Mandela stated, “Education is the Most Powerful Weapon Which You Can Use to Change the World.” ECC has made a difference in the lives of countless individuals. We can make a difference in your life as well.

Best wishes and be well.

Sig