Pillar College
Newark, NJ 07102


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 529
Religious affiliation Wesleyan
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Pillar College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Pillar College's tuition was $19,800 for all students regardless of residency (26.1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 78% of Pillar College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 53% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $2,807 (which is 36.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Pillar College in 2016-2017, was 13, which is 33% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,686 (which is 37.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Pillar College has enrolled a total of 529 students (426 students full-time and 103 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 529 students, 44 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 11 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 38%

Black/African American: 36%

White: 13%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at Pillar College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 32% 78
Theology And Religious Vocations 23% 57
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 13% 32
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 0% 0
Education 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Pillar College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Pillar College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,400. Last year, out of the total 1,379 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,103 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,847 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,404 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,400 $23,500
Employment Rate 80% 76%
Total Graduates 1,379 1,847

Campus Location

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