The History of Rowan College at Burlington County
Rowan College at Burlington County is New Jersey’s top-ranked community college and one of the fastest growing in the region. In 2017, we became the first community college in the eastern United States to offer junior-year courses in a historic 3+1 partnership with Rowan University that allows students to earn a four-year degree for less than what most universities charge for a single year. This coincided with the opening of the college’s transformed Mount Laurel Campus including a new Student Success Center, Health Sciences Center and quad as the college transitioned out of Pemberton – its home for half a century.
These innovations helped spur the college’s first enrollment increase in five years as college enrollment continues to decline throughout the country. The college also operates campuses in Mount Holly (fine and culinary arts), Willingboro (adult learners) and the Joint Base (military members, their families and civilians who live or work near or on the base).
Through the Workforce Development Institute, the college forms partnerships with the region’s leading employers such as Virtua, Wawa and Lockheed Martin to ensure our programs align with the needs of employers.
Founded as Burlington County College, the institution renamed itself in 2015 in recognition of its partnership with Rowan University. The college opened its doors to 1,051 students in 1969 at Lenape High School before opening the Pemberton Campus in 1971. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools first accredited the college in 1972.
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Life in Rowan College at Burlington County
Rowan College at Burlington County ranked among top community colleges in country. According to a study from WalletHub, (RCBC) ranked 24th
Rowan College at Burlington County is a public institution in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Its campus is located in a rural with a total enrollment of 8,951. The school utilizes a semester-based academic year. The student-faculty ratio is 23-to-1. The highest degree offered at Rowan College at Burlington County is an associate degree. The school has an open admissions policy and offers credit for life experiences.
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