Atlantic Cape Community College

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Atlantic Cape Community College
Established 1964
Type Public community college
President Dr. Peter Mora
Students 6,500
Location Mays Landing, New Jersey
Campus 541 acres (2.19 km2)
Nickname Buccaneers
Affiliations Middle States
Website www.atlantic.edu

Atlantic Cape Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public, community college located in both Atlantic County and Cape May County in New Jersey. Atlantic Cape enrolls more than 6,000 students. Its main campuses are in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township in Atlantic County, Atlantic City, and Cape May Court House.

Situated on 541 acres (2.19 km2) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Atlantic Cape's Mays Landing Campus is 15 miles (24 km) west of Atlantic City's boardwalk, 45 miles (72 km) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 115 miles (185 km) from New York City. The college offers more than 40 transfer and career degree programs as well as continuing education professional development and training services. It awards Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees. The college operates nationally recognized casino career and culinary arts programs. The college operates an extension center in Atlantic City and a full-service location in Cape May County.

Originally named Atlantic Community College, it was the second county college organized in the state of New Jersey when it was established in 1964. On January 1, 1999, Atlantic Community College officially became a joint college with Cape May County, and in February of that same year was renamed Atlantic Cape Community College. Atlantic Cape opened a full-service Cape May County Campus in August 2005 in Cape May Court House, Middle Township.

Atlantic Cape Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The school was first accredited in 1971 and most recently re-accredited in 2008.[1]

The college's archery team has been successful over the years, winning national team championships in 1977, 1978, 1980, 2006, 2009 and 2014.

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