Burlington County College: Narrative Description

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Route 530
Pemberton, NJ 08068-1599
Tel: (609)894-9311; Admissions: (609)894-9311; Fax: (609)894-0183; Web Site: http://www.bcc.edu/

Description: County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 225-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Educational spending 2002-03: $1967 per student. Total enrollment: 7,519. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. 2,442 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,411 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 4,108 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 22% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 39% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 2 summer terms. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: New Jersey Basic Skills Exam required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $1692 full-time, $65 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2400 full-time, $80 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4350 full-time, $145 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $375 full-time, $12.50 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Creative Writing Guild. Major annual events: AIDS Awareness Week, Drugs/Alcohol Awareness Week, Black History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, electronic entrances to buildings and rooms, surveillance cameras. College housing not available. Burlington County College Library plus 1 other with 92,400 books, 15,400 microform titles, 1,750 serials, 11,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $806,400. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The main campus is located in a rural setting where the principal agricultural pursuit is the raising of berries. Bus transportation is available. The campus is located 35 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City. Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base are nearby. Burlington County, the largest of New Jersey's 21 counties, has numerous churches and synagogues and excellent health care and recreational facilities.

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