Union County College

Cranford, NJ 07016
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Union County College (UCC) is located in Cranford, New Jersey. UCC was established way back in 1933 and it currently serves over 11,000 students. This school offers students more than 80 different academic programs, many of which can transfer over to larger four-year universities. Many students take advantage of this to save money while working on their first two years of college. Students can earn a large number of different associate’s degrees and will also be able to pursue various certificate opportunities. The school also has several distance education classes that are offered online for the convenience of the students.

The UCC nursing program is going to offer students a thorough path to pursue an associate’s degree in nursing. This is a fully accredited program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and s fully approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing as well. The curriculum is designed to give students the best possible knowledge base to become skilled nurses including different practical experiences as well as instruction and lectures. There is also a special track for LPNs who are looking to transition into becoming RNs.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students9,711
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 41 267
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 6 83
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 87.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1957 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
10/01/2006 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$191/credit
In State Students$382/credit
Out of State Students$382/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,595 $17,190 $17,190
ADN 70 $13,370 $26,740 $26,740
BSN 125 $23,875 $47,750 $47,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 70% of Union County College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 58% $4,590
Other Federal Grant 13% $275
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $2,310
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $1,552
Federal Student Loans 11% $4,376
Private Loans 1% $6,062


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,497
$30,001 to $48,000$3,186
$48,001 to $75,000$5,742
$75,001 to $110,000$7,982
Over $110,000$7,904

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.
Union County College
1033 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016

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