List of New Jersey County Colleges

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The New Jersey County Colleges is a system of 19 public community colleges, encompassing more than 60 campuses in the U.S. state of New Jersey.[1][2] As of 2009, there are 19 county colleges statewide; this reflects the fact that each college serves one of New Jersey's 21 counties, except for Atlantic Cape Community College and Raritan Valley Community College, each of which serves two counties.

In 2003, former governor James McGreevey created the New Jersey Community Colleges Compact, with Executive Order No. 81, as a statewide partnership to enable cooperation between the colleges and various state departments.[3][4] The compact is administered by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, which makes recommendations on the deployment and use of county college resources. The Council also provides educational and training materials to the college administrations to further their goals.[1] The Council was founded in 1989 under statute 18A:64A-26 of the New Jersey legislature to promote the advancement of the county community colleges of New Jersey.[4][5] In 2003, the state further established the Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development as a single point of contact for employers looking for skilled workers in New Jersey.[1]

The county colleges of New Jersey represent 56% of all undergraduate students in the state and offer studies in 1,700 degree and certificate programs.[2] Reflecting long-term trends nationwide, the male-to-female ratio of students in the system is 41% male to 59% female, and 48% of students are over the age of 24.[2] Overall, the system enrolls more than 350,000 students each year on campuses that range in size from 1,300 students at Salem Community College to over 15,000 students at Bergen Community College.

Not all of the county colleges were founded by the State of New Jersey; the oldest county college in New Jersey, Union County College, was founded in 1933 by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration as Union County Junior College; it operated as a private college from 1936 to 1982, and merged with the publicly operated Union County Technical Institute in 1982 to become the current public institution.[6]

List[edit]

School name County served Campus locations Founded[a] Enrollment Male Female References Main Campus view
Atlantic Cape Community College Atlantic
Cape May
Mays Landing, Cape May County Campus
1964
6,922
38%
62%
[7][8] Aerial view of Atlantic Cape Community College
Bergen Community College Bergen Paramus, Hackensack, Lyndhurst,

East Rutherford

1965
15,057
47%
53%
[9][10] Aerial view of Bergen Community College
Brookdale Community College Monmouth Lincroft
1967
14,025
44%
56%
[11][12] Aerial view of Brookdale Community College
Burlington County College Burlington Pemberton and Mount Laurel
1966
8,432
41%
59%
[13][14] Aerial view of Burlington County College Pemberton campus
Camden County College Camden Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill
1967
14,741
38%
62%
[15][16] Aerial view of Camden County College
County College of Morris Morris Randolph
1968
14,741
38%
62%
[17][18] Aerial view of Morris' campus
Cumberland County College Cumberland Vineland
1966
3,527
35%
65%
[19][20] Aerial view of Cumberland County College
Essex County College Essex Newark and West Caldwell
1966
10,995
39%
61%
[21][22] Aerial view of Essex County College
Rowan College at Gloucester County (formerly Gloucester County College) Gloucester Sewell
1966
6,169
43%
57%
[23][24] Aerial view of Gloucester County College
Hudson County Community College Hudson Jersey City and North Husdson
1974
9,414
37%
63%
[25][26] Aerial view of Hudson County Community College
Mercer County Community College Mercer West Windsor, Trenton
1966
9,094
43%
57%
[27][28] Aerial view of Mercer County Community College
Middlesex County College Middlesex Edison and New Brunswick and Perth Amboy
1966
12,097
46%
54%
[29][30] Aerial view of Middlesex County College
Ocean County College Ocean Toms River
1964
9,351
42%
58%
[31][32] Aerial view of Ocean County College
Passaic County Community College Passaic Passaic, Paterson, Wanaque and Wayne
1971
7,493
37%
63%
[33][34] Aerial view of Passaic County Community College
Raritan Valley Community College Hunterdon
Somerset
North Branch
1965
6,629
44%
56%
[35][36] Aerial view of Raritan Valley Community College
Salem Community College Salem Carneys Point
1958
1,303
32%
68%
[37][38] Aerial view of Salem Community College
Sussex County Community College Sussex Newton
1981
3,732
44%
56%
[39][40] Aerial view of Sussex County Community College
Union County College Union Cranford, Elizabeth and Plainfield
1933
12,774
36%
64%
[41][42] Aerial view of Union County College
Warren County Community College Warren Washington
1981
1,742
39%
61%
[43][44] Aerial view of Warren County Community College

Selected statistics[edit]

Comparison of county/community colleges
(click arrows to sort)
College 2007
Headcount
2007-2008
credit hours
County
population
18 yrs+
Penetration
in terms of
Enrollment
per 1000
adults
In-county tuition
per credit hour
(fall 2009)
Atlantic 6,929 143,971 282,593 25 $93
Bergen 15,057 314,497 698,248 22 $107
Brookdale 14,026 301,583 487,434 29 $115
Burlington 8,432 176,654 343,108 25 $97
Camden 14,357 306,397 385,340 38 $93
Cumberland 3,528 72,555 117,520 30 $94
Essex 10,995 264,838 577,744 19 $104
Gloucester 6,169 120,939 218,629 28 $81
Hudson 7,017 152,108 467,214 15 $96
Mercer 8,987 177,132 281,218 32 $119
Middlesex 12,131 2,723 607,262 20 $97
Morris 6,330 176,825 371,779 22 $105
Ocean 9,351 189,838 434,393 22 $94
Passaic 7,261 131,992 364,857 21 $95
Raritan 6,498 124,504 242,657 27 $96
Salem 1,270 29,165 50,889 26 $93
Sussex 3,732 71,325 114,750 33 $101
Union 11,279 229,044 383,898 30 $94
Warren 1,720 29,281 83,285 21 $91

Source: Hudson County Community College.[45] Its sources: New Jersey Council of County Colleges; Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, August 2006.

Notes[edit]

  • a Each college's founding year is linked to the category of all schools founded in that year.

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New Jersey Community College Compact: 2005 Annual Report" (PDF). New Jersey Council of County Colleges. 2005. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "New Jersey's Community Colleges: Facts" (PDF). New Jersey Council of County Colleges. 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ Rasmussen, Micah (2003-11-06). "McGreevey and Community Colleges Partner to Create Jobs". State of New Jersey Governor's Office. NJ News Line. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  4. ^ a b "18A:64A-28.2. Perpetual succession; powers, responsibilities". New Jersey Permanent Statutes Database. New Jersey Legislature. 1989. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  5. ^ "History". New Jersey Council of County Colleges. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  6. ^ "About UCC - History". Union County College. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  7. ^ "Atlantic Cape Community College - History". Atlantic Cape Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  8. ^ "Atlantic Cape Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  9. ^ "About Bergen Community College". Bergen Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  10. ^ "Bergen Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  11. ^ "About Brookdale Community College". Brookdale Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  12. ^ "Brookdale Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  13. ^ "About Burlington County College". Burlington County College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  14. ^ "Burlington County College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  15. ^ "About Camden County College". Camden County College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  16. ^ "Camden County College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  17. ^ "About County College of Morris". County College of Morris. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  18. ^ "County College of Morris". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  19. ^ "Cumberland County College". Cumberland County College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  20. ^ "Cumberland County College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  21. ^ "About Essex County College". Essex County College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  22. ^ "Essex County College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  23. ^ "About Gloucester County College". Gloucester County College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  24. ^ "Gloucester County College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  25. ^ "About Hudson County Community College". Hudson County Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  26. ^ "Hudson County Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  27. ^ "About Mercer County Community College". Mercer County Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  28. ^ "Mercer County Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  29. ^ "About Middlesex County College". Middlesex County College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  30. ^ "Middlesex County College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  31. ^ "Ocean County College Catalog". Ocean County College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  32. ^ "Ocean County College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  33. ^ "Passaic County Community College Location". Passaic County Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  34. ^ "Passaic County Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  35. ^ "About Raritan Valley Community College". Raritan Valley Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  36. ^ "Raritan Valley Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  37. ^ "About Salem Community College". Salem Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  38. ^ "Salem Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  39. ^ "Sussex County Community College Institutional Profile" (PDF). Sussex County Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  40. ^ "Sussex County Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  41. ^ "Enrollment". Union County College. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  42. ^ "Union County College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  43. ^ "About Warren County Community College". Warren County Community College. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  44. ^ "Warren County Community College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  45. ^ "Operating Budget Fiscal Year 2010". Hudson County Community College. 2010. Retrieved 2011-04-03. "see pages 9-15" 

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