County College of Morris: Narrative Description

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214 Center Grove Rd.
Randolph, NJ 07869-2086
Tel: (973)328-5000; 888-226-8001; Admissions: (973)328-5100; Fax: (973)328-1282; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

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: 218-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $1.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3791 per student. Total enrollment: 8,496. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 4% from top quarter, 22% from top half. Students come from 4 states and territories, 0.3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 4% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 27% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations. Placement: New Jersey Basic Skills Exam required; SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $82 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $164 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $229 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $12.50 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Programming Board, Black Student Union, United Latino Organization, student newspaper. Major annual event: Spring Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Matsen Learning Resource Center with 102,550 books, 819 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.5 million. 51 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Morristown, population 16,839 is a suburban area 27 miles west of New York City, and was the winter encampment of General Washington's army during the winter of 1777 and 1779-80. Many historical events took place in Morristown. The sites have been restored and are incorporated in the Morristown National Historical Park. Commercial transportation is available. Excellent shopping and recreational facilities are available, including all water sports. Part-time employment opportunities are good.

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