Outstanding Facilities & Small Classes

The 22-acre Main Campus in Newark features a multilevel megastructure covering three city blocks, a two-level multipurpose Physical Education Building/Child Development Center complex, the Center for Technology, and the Clara E. Dasher Student Center.

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Among the resources of the 502,000-square-foot megastructure are state-of-the-art laboratories, high tech classrooms with advanced teaching modalities, the Mary B. Burch Theater for Performing Arts, and a newly renovated library equipped with online public access catalog stations, a computer lab offering instruction in formation literacy, and extensive resource materials.

West Essex Branch Campus

The West Essex branch campus of ECC, located on Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell, meets the education and training needs of people who live and work in the western part of Essex County, and offers a wide range of credit and non-credit courses, as well as Associate Degrees in several areas. Students attending this branch campus may complete Associate Degree requirements in the following Transferrable majors: Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The facility includes state-of-the art computer labs, science labs, a library, a student center, and the same student support services that are offered at the main campus. Ample onsite parking and access to public transportation make the campus an ideal location

New Facilities and Continuation of Academic Programs for the West Essex Branch Campus

West Essex New Campus

Essex County College has received funding for the creation of a dramatically new, modern building, that will replace the current structure, and will offer enhanced student and academic services when completed. Work on the new building will begin in the Summer – Fall 2021, with its opening expected in late 2023.

West Caldwell Tech

While construction is in process, the College will continue its Academic Programming in the late afternoon and evenings, at the new West Caldwell High School on Passaic Avenue, in cooperation with the Essex County Schools of Technology. We will have access to classrooms, computer labs and science labs, that will allow Essex to continue serving the local community’s educational and training needs.

Small Classes

At ECC, most of the classes are small, usually with no more than 25 to 30 students, ensuring that students receive personal attention. Faculty not only have outstanding mastery of their subject areas but are also known for their personal commitment to their students.