ACCC, Rutgers Sign Agreement for Degree Completion Programs
September 1, 2006Atlantic Cape Community College and Rutgers University formalized an agreement today that will enable students to earn four-year or graduate degrees without leaving ACCC’s campuses.
This expanded partnership provides new opportunities beginning in September for local residents to continue their education while staying close to home.
ACCC president Dr. Peter L. Mora and Dr. Richard McCormick, Rutgers University president, signed a memorandum of understanding formalizing the partnership during a ceremony at ACCC’s Mays Landing Campus.
“Southern New Jersey is experiencing considerable population and workforce growth, so demand for undergraduate education is increasing,” Mora said. “In response to this need, the Rutgers-ACCC partnership memorialized today provides several solutions.”
Rutgers will offer its undergraduate liberal studies program and graduate courses in education at the Mays Landing Campus. Rutgers will expand courses it already offers in Mays Landing and at its Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Center toward its master’s in business administration and bachelor’s in hospitality management.
All courses will be held during evenings in order to accommodate working professionals and will be taught by Rutgers’ world-class faculty.
This agreement will expand higher education opportunities for residents of Southern New Jersey, an area that is currently underserved when it comes to institutions granting four-year or advanced degrees. This relationship is built on a successful model of higher education partnerships flourishing throughout the state and country and is a cost-efficient way to meet the state’s growing demand for higher education.
ACCC has been actively partnering with four-year institutions to expand access baccalaureate degrees. These partnerships, including the latest one with Rutgers, will create a seamless education from high school through the bachelor’s degree for selected programs and will increase the pool of well-educated workers able to contribute to southern New Jersey’s economic expansion.
To register for Rutgers classes at ACCC, or for more information, call (609) 343-4995 or visit http://rutgersataccc.org.