Union County College

1033 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 965-6053
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Union County College was founded in 1933 and is located in Union County, N.J. The college is the first and oldest community college in New Jersey. The college offers an education to students that are career oriented and that plan on transferring to a larger institution at a later time. Today, four satellite locations operate in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Scotch Plains. The college provides students a liberal arts foundation and continues to develop new programs and courses to meet the needs of students.

Programs Offered

UCC offers students more than 80 associate degree programs and certificate programs. Students of Union County College can take online courses in a variety of subjects. All online classes have a definite start and end date. Students are guided through their classes by faculty members and due dates for assignments and tests. Students enrolled in online classes will receive the same academic quality as students on campus. Prior to taking their first class, students are encouraged to take a tour of the online classroom in Angel Learning to acquaint themselves with all the amenities. All course materials, quizzes, assignments, and tests are available online.


Union County College has held accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1957.


Union County College applicants can apply for admission by submitting their application along with their high school transcript or equivalent. After students are accepted into the college they are encouraged to apply for financial aid and scholarships. All incoming students are also encouraged to take placement tests. These tests will help place applicants in the correct classes and award credit for any subjects they excel in. Prior to registering for classes, students have the option of meeting with a counselor for academic advising.

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