DEPTFORD TWP. – Gloucester County College and Rutgers University–Camden penned a dual enrollment agreement Monday, Oct. 7, giving local high school students one more attractive option to consider in their pursuit of an advanced degree.
Through this new partnership, GCC students are conditionally accepted to the Rutgers–Camden campus and can select from more than 45 programs of study. Majors range in scope from business administration, pre-engineering and pre-pharmacy, to childhood, media and urban studies.Students must graduate from GCC with either an associate of arts or associate of science degree and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. All credits earned are transferable as the first 60 semester hours of a bachelor’s curriculum at Rutgers–Camden.
"Many students who graduate from Gloucester County College choose Rutgers–Camden in order to earn a world-class bachelor’s degree. We are proud to partner with GCC to help area residents achieve their career and personal goals in a more convenient and expedient manner,” says Wendell Pritchett, chancellor of Rutgers–Camden.
"Gloucester County College is proud to establish a formal partnership with Rutgers University," says Frederick Keating, college president. "Our graduates often like to transfer to Rutgers due to the university’s rigorous standards, varied programs of study and fine reputation. It gives them another much-desired option for a smooth transfer with cost- and time-saving rewards."
Savvy students looking for value need to go no further than this dual enrollment partnership. GCC has the lowest per-credit tuition rate in the state of New Jersey. Rutgers–Camden recently was named by Washington Monthly magazine as the “Best Bang for Your Buck” among all New Jersey colleges and universities. The magazine’s annual College Guide also rated Rutgers–Camden as 18th among all higher education institutions in the nation, and seventh among master’s-level institutions.
For more information, prospective students are encouraged to call or visit the GCC Career and Academic Planning Center at 856-464-5228 to speak to a university-transfer advisor. Gloucester County College’s 250-acre campus is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford right off Exit 56 of Route 55.