Rowan College at Burlington County

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Rowan College at Burlington County
Rowan College at Burlington County.png
Former names
Burlington County College
TypeCommunity College
PresidentDr. Michael A. Cioce [1]
Location, ,
United States
ColorsRed, Gray, Black      
AffiliationsNJCAA Region XIX, Garden State Athletic Conference
SportsMen and Women's Soccer, Men and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Golf (co-ed)

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, Willingboro and Joint Base.


Founded as Burlington County College in 1966, the college opened its doors 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 Commission on Higher Education, 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 Dr. N. Dean Evans is named founding president
1979 Dr. Harmon Pierce named second president
1987 Dr. Robert Messina, Jr. named third president
2012 David C. Hespe appointed fourth president
2015 Paul Drayton appointed fifth president
2018 Dr. Michael A. Cioce appointed sixth president


Mount Laurel Campus[edit]

RCBC’s main campus is located off of Route 38 and in close proximity to I-295. This location in the Hartford section of Mount Laurel , opened in 1995, offers a modern campus experience that rivals those found at four-year universities. It houses the Student Success Center and campus quad to cater to students working toward advanced degrees. A state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center is also located off of Briggs Road.

Mount Holly Campus[edit]

Located at High Street and Mill Street, nestled among excellent restaurants, quaint shops and other businesses, this campus is home to RCBC’s culinary arts program. This location also includes a student art gallery and a student-run restaurant, Vaulted Cuisine. All of RCBC’s art programs are located in Mount Holly.

Willingboro Campus[edit]

RCBC has held a full-time presence in Willingboro since 1974, offering a more accessible location for residents of towns along the Route 130 corridor. This campus features classrooms, computer labs, a student lounge, college offices and student services.

McGuire AFB/Joint Base Campus[edit]

This 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, RCBC’s McGuire AFB/Joint Base Campus is an easy drive from Pemberton, Browns Mills, Lakehurst, New Egypt, Hamilton and Jackson Townships, Wrightstown and Cookstown.


RCBC was recognized as number 1 [2] in New Jersey among two-year institutions for online studies. 44% of students are enrolled in distance education, and 11 programs are offered online.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Board of Trustees chooses Acting President Cioce to lead RCBC". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Best Online Colleges".

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