New Jersey's Community Colleges

In a rapidly changing world and intensely competitive global economy, New Jersey’s community colleges are critical institutions of higher education and economic opportunity, able to reach a significant proportion of the state’s population and offer an affordable, high-quality education that serves the complex needs of students, employers, and local communities.

Many of New Jersey’s 18 community colleges were created 50 years ago, and now serve more than 300,00 people each year in credit, non-credit, and workforce development courses. Over 200,000 students - more than half of all undergraduate students in public colleges and universities in the state - are enrolled at New Jersey’s community colleges. The community colleges also enroll nearly 100,000 students in non-credit programs and partner with thousands of businesses to meet their training and workforce needs.

New Jersey’s community colleges are uniquely positioned to help the economy grow, industries thrive, and people succeed in an era of rapid economic, social, and technological change.

June, 2022 COMMUNITY COLLEGES CRUCIAL, STATE SUPPORT ESSENTIAL - Statement by Aaron R. Fichtner, Ph.D., 

President, New Jersey Council of County Colleges 

June 23, 2022 New Jersey’s Community Colleges Partner with GSETA to Strengthen State Workforce and Economy

April 28, 2022  New Jersey Community Colleges Honor Outstanding Student Scholars and Leaders: Thirty-Eight Students Named to the 2022 New Jersey All-State Academic Team 

April 5, 2022 NJCCC President Aaron Fichtner, PhD. Appointed Vice Chair of Credential Engine’s Board of Directors

March 29, 2022 NJ’s Community Colleges & Partners Launch Initiative to Meet Students’ Mental Health Needs 

March 8, 2022 New Jersey’s Community Colleges Call On Governor Murphy and Legislature to Increase Funding by $15 Million 

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