Ranking Based on Nationally Reported Success Ratings – Posted 3/7/17
BestColleges.com has rated County College of Morris (CCM) as the second top community college in New Jersey in its 2017 Top Ranked Colleges.
CCM was ranked second based on data from the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. That data consider such measures as student completion rates, enrollment trends and tuition.
“We’re delighted to receive this honor which recognizes the high-quality, affordable education our students receive at CCM,” said Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, CCM president. “CCM long has been known for the expertise of its faculty, the strength of its academic programs and the success of its graduates, and we’re proud to receive this acknowledgment from BestColleges, which further highlights our commitment to student success.”
Included among its student success measures, CCM consistently has one of the highest combined transfer and graduation rates of all community colleges in New Jersey. Over the last several years, CCM graduates have transferred to more than 200 colleges and universities across the country including Brown, Cornell, Rutgers and Yale. CCM graduates also are among the top 25 in terms of community college alumni nationwide who earn the highest salaries, according to PayScale, Inc.
Also included among its successes, the college earlier this year became the only community college in New Jersey to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through a program sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
CCM offers more than 50 associate degree and certificate programs, along with honors courses that provide students with another level of academic rigor. In addition, the college holds more than 125 transfer agreements with other colleges and universities to ease the process of earning a bachelor’s degree. A partnership with Rutgers also offers students the opportunity to work toward a bachelor’s degree on the CCM campus in a variety of disciplines. To learn more about the BestColleges ranking, visit www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-colleges-in-new-jersey/ .