Featured Member: Eastwick College & The HoHoKus School

Eastwick College and the HoHoKus School



Eastwick College – Ramsey

10 South Franklin Turnpike

Ramsey, NJ 07446


Eastwick College – Hackensack

250 Moore Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601


Eastwick College – Nutley

103 Park Avenue

Nutley, NJ 07110


HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences

634 Market Street

Paterson, NJ 07513


Services: Higher Education

Top Executive:  Thomas Eastwick, President and Founder

Year Founded: 1985

Number of Employees: 450

Organizational History:

Eastwick College started in one location in 1985, then the HoHoKus School of Business and Medical Sciences, with a student population of just 32. The curriculum focused primarily on office and secretarial education. It quickly expanded to include medical programs to meet demand in the growing healthcare field, earning a reputation as the very first proprietary school in New Jersey to be recognized by the American Council of Education—an incredible feat.

Since then, it added three additional campuses in Nutley, Hackensack, and Paterson, with over 25 different paths of study and has accomplished a long list of industry firsts: first private sector school owned by a New Jersey corporation to received degree-granting approval from the NJ Commission on Higher Education, first proprietary school to offer a surgical technology associate degree that is accredited by CAAHEP, and only the second college in the state to offer an associate degree in mortuary science.

What They Do:

Eastwick College offers unique, specialized higher education with an emphasis on accelerated, affordable paths to graduation. Students train in hands-on lab classrooms for some of the most in-demand careers, including licensed practical nursing (LPN), cardiovascular sonography, electrical apprenticeship, computer/electronics technology and business administration.

Business Goals & Objectives:

One of the main goals at Eastwick is to provide a high value of higher education that has been reviewed and held in high regard by outside organizations. What this means for students is that when we say offer some of the best training in the area, that statement is backed by hundreds of valuable affiliations, accreditations, and approvals through some of the most reputable organizations and agencies.

Growth Strategy

Eastwick has steadily continued to grow and expand due to a focus on innovation, and maintaining a close relationship with local organizations and businesses, building a unique curriculum around their latest employer needs and shortfalls. It has led to milestone programs such as bilingual licensed practical nursing, mortuary science and culinary arts.

More About the Course Offerings

Eastwick College offers high-demand paths of study in healthcare, trades, computers/technology, business, culinary arts, and funeral services. Popular paths of study include occupational therapy assisting (OTA), cardiovascular sonography, electrical apprenticeship, electronics and computer technology, surgical technology, and HVACR.

Edge & Competitiveness

Our strength lies in our accelerated curriculum, which forgoes many of the traditional general education courses and focuses on the key relevant hands-on training that students will need to succeed in their new careers. This allows students to graduate in as little as four months depending on their program choice, and helps us to keep our tuition affordable.

Giving Back to the Community

We give back to the community through the Eastwick Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps ease the cost of a college education by offering individuals partial to full scholarships through donations from corporations and individuals. A donor can specify what type of training a scholarship will go towards, e.g. nursing, welding, or any career-specific degree or diploma.

We also support local nonprofit organizations that assist students by providing contributions and/or involvement for their activities. In addition, specific donations can be made to our not-for-profit preschool in Negril, Jamaica that assists families in need with their children’s preparation before entering elementary school through our affiliated Good JuJu Project. Eastwick Education or Thomas. M. Eastwick personally is matching all donations up to the first $1 million.

Awards & Accolades

Eastwick College has a long history of awards and recognition. In 2013, it became the first private sector college in the State of New Jersey to offer a degree in mortuary science with New Jersey embalming and funeral director licensing. A year later, it became the first college in New Jersey to offer a cardiovascular sonography associate degree accredited by the prestigious CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs).

And in the span of those two years, it was awarded The Corporation of the Year, and its President, Thomas M. Eastwick, was recognized as Humanitarian of the Year, Bergen Benefactor and Man of the Year.

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