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Rowan College at Burlington County
Former names
Burlington County College (1966–2015)
TypePublic community college
Academic affiliations
PresidentMichael A. Cioce[1]
Colors      Red, gray, black
Sporting affiliations
NJCAA Region XIX, Garden State Athletic Conference

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) is a public community college in Burlington County, New Jersey. Main facilities are located in Mount Laurel, with other campuses in Mount Holly, McGuire AFB/Joint Base, and formerly Pemberton and Willingboro.



Founded as Burlington County College in 1966, the college opened to 1,051 students in 1969 at Lenape High School. The Pemberton campus opened a few years later in 1971. In 1972, the college received accreditation by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, as well as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Throughout the next several years, the college underwent a series of changes, including increased enrollment, the opening of new campuses, the addition of more degree programs, and several leadership changes (see below).

In 2015, Burlington County College was renamed to Rowan College at Burlington County in recognition of its historic partnership with Rowan University.

In 2016, RCBC became the first community college in New Jersey authorized to offer junior-year courses in its "3+1" option to Rowan University.


1967 N. Dean Evans
1979 Harmon Pierce
1987 Robert Messina, Jr.
2012 David C. Hespe
2014 David I. Spang
2015 Paul Drayton
2018 Michael A. Cioce



Mount Laurel Campus


RCBC's main campus is located in the Hartford section of Mount Laurel, opened in 1995. It houses the Student Success Center and campus quad to cater to students working toward advanced degrees. A Health Sciences Center is located off of Briggs Road.

Mount Holly Campus


Located on High and Mill Street in Mount Holly, this campus houses RCBC's culinary arts program. This location also includes a student art gallery, as well as a student-run restaurant named Vaulted Cuisine. All of RCBC's art programs are located on this campus.[citation needed]

Willingboro Campus


RCBC held a full-time presence in Willingboro from 1974 to 2022, having offered a more accessible location for residents of towns along the Route 130 corridor. This campus featured classrooms, computer labs, a student lounge, college offices, and student services.

McGuire AFB/Joint Base Campus


RCBC's McGuire AFB/Joint Base campus serves the needs of adult learners who are seeking to achieve a promotion in their current career or credentials they need to embark on a new career. Located in the northern part of Burlington County.[citation needed]

Notable alumni


See also



  1. ^ "Board of Trustees chooses Acting President Cioce to lead RCBC". Rowan College at Burlington County. May 22, 2018. Archived from the original on August 15, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  2. ^ "Zach Braddock - Stats". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  3. ^ "Rowan College at Burlington County - NJCAA Stats". NJCAA. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  4. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy (December 17, 2019). "N.J.'s Ant Clemons went from waiting tables to working with Kanye West. Next up: The Grammys". NJ.com. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  5. ^ "Denver L. Riggleman III". The Miller Center. Eagleton Institute of Politics. Retrieved August 28, 2023. Denver earned an A.A. from Burlington County College in 1996, an A.A.S. degree in Avionics Systems from the Community College of the Air force in 1996, a BA (with Distinction) in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1998 and a Masters Certificate in Program Management from Villanova in 2007.