Camden County College is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in New Jersey and the surrounding region. It is a vital resource for transfer education, workforce training, and cultural events and has been licensed by the State of New Jersey since 1965. The College’s mission was launched when what had been the Mother of the Savior Seminary was purchased in early 1967. That fall, the first class of Camden County College students began taking courses on the Blackwood Campus and the first graduation class was 1969.
Today, the College’s two campuses in Blackwood and Camden along with additional locations in Cherry Hill and other instructional sites, share the common mission of providing accessible, affordable higher education and occupational study. The College’s presence in the City of Camden began in 1969, and was awarded full campus status in 1991. Today, the Camden City Campus helps support the economic development of the City of Camden and Camden County through associate degree studies and workforce training.
In 2011, CCC assumed administration of the Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center (RETC), at Lakeland which houses the Camden County Fire Academy and the Camden County Police Academy. That same year all adult training offered at the Technical Institute of Camden County in Sicklerville came under the College’s oversight. Camden County College’s Cherry Hill location opened in 2000 as the result of a unique public/private partnership between the College, Cherry Hill Township and the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation.
The College strives to actively provide quality postsecondary education that leads to gainful employment for residents of Camden County and the surrounding community. Recent studies of US Department of Education data have shown that CCC ranks among the nation’s top 50 colleges for associate degree completion in education and among the top 100 in associate degrees completed by African-American students. The College enrolls over 17,000 credit students annually in more than 100 degree and certificate programs and is recognized nationally as a leader in advanced technology programs. The College is also a vital resource for transfer education, customized training for business and industry, and community-based cultural arts.
The College maintains the lowest tuition in the state through fiscal stewardship and entrepreneurial partnerships. Guided by strong strategic planning, the administration, faculty, and staff strive to provide programs and services that ensure student success.