Camden County College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 200
Blackwood, NJ 08012-0200
Tel: (856)227-7200; 888-228-2466; Admissions: (856)227-7200; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 320-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Educational spending 2002-03: $5211 per student. Total enrollment: 14,829. 9,472 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 2 states and territories, 21 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 21% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 39% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1980 full-time, $66 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2100 full-time, $70 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2100 full-time, $70 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $330 full-time, $11 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Circle K, Laser Club, Math Club, Chess Club. Major annual events: Welcome Back Barbecue, College Community Day, Military Career Day. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 91,366 books, 19,970 microform titles, 449 serials, 2,038 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Blackwood is located in Gloucester Township (population 30,461), near Philadelphia, PA.

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