Cumberland County College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1500, College Dr.
Vineland, NJ 08362-1500
Tel: (856)691-8600; Admissions: (856)691-8600; Fax: (856)691-6157; 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 1963. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 3,112. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,111 applied, 100% were admitted. 1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 18% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 50% 25 or older. Retention: 64% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, radiography programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1776 full-time, $74 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3552 full-time, $148 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7104 full-time, $296 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $456 full-time, $19 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Student Senate. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Cumberland County College Library with 51,000 books, 3,900 microform titles, 213 serials, 480 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $261,000. 275 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Cumberland County's population lies mainly in the tri-city area of Vineland, Bridgeton, and Millville. Industries include glass production, clothing manufacturing, and food processing and canning. Most church denominations are represented, and a hospital, shopping facilities, and numerous service and civic groups all contribute to the general well-being of the Cumberland area. Golf, tennis, and water sports are the main recreational activities in the county.

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