Burlington County College (BCC) is a public, two-year community college offering associates and certificate programs, located in the city of Burlington County, New Jersey.
The institution was founded in 1966 by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and opened at Lenape High School with about 1,000 students enrolled. Burlington County is approximately 827 square miles and has a population of more than 450,000, making it the largest county in New Jersey. Three international airports are nearby: Philadelphia, Newark, and Atlantic City. Students enjoy visiting nearby major cities, including Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
Demographics at BCC are as follows:
- More than 10,000 students enrolled
- Student to faculty ratio of 26:1
- Approximately 51 percent of students study full-time
- About 58 percent of students are female
- Nearly 60 percent of students are Caucasian
- Approximately 36 percent of students are over the age of 25
- The overall graduation rate is 19 percent and the transfer-out rate is 21 percent.
Burlington County College offers more than 75 associate degrees and 27 certificate programs. Continuing education courses offer training and education for the business community and residents of Burlington County. Community services available include: GED Test Center, Adult Basic Education, Business Development Center, and the Culinary Arts Center. Distance education courses are available in the form of online and hybrid courses. Students can complete eight degrees and two certificates completely by taking online courses. Online students are recommended to sign up for a Distance Education Orientation before beginning an online class.
Burlington County College offers its programs from the following locations:
- Pemberton Campus
- Mt. Laurel Campus
- Mt. Holly Center
- Willingboro Center
Each of these locations offers a full range of student services in addition to enrichment programs. About half of the student body attends the Mt. Laurel Campus, which has opened three new buildings in the past 10 years. Satellite campuses are located in high schools throughout Burlington County.
Student life at Burlington County College includes free campus events, bus trips to major cities, student organizations, service projects, athletics and student government. The BCC “Barons” have the following athletic teams: men and women’s basketball, men and women’s soccer, men and women’s golf, men’s baseball, and women’s softball.
Burlington County College has an open admissions policy and admits students who meet the following requirements:
- Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent
- Student is a high school or home-schooled student with permission
- Student is a non-high school graduate that is able to perform college-level work and benefit from additional education.
Students must complete an Application for admission with a $20 application fee. Students who have previously attended BCC but haven’t taken classes in three years must re-submit an Application for Admission. All admitted students must complete a college assessment to determine placement. All full-time, degree seeking students must also provide proof of immunizations.
Tuition at Burlington County College depends on residency and the number of credits a student is enrolled in. In-district students pay $125.50 per credit hour (with fees), out-of-county residents pay $141.50 per credit hour, and out-of-state/international students pay $206.50 per credit hour.
To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by July 12 (fall semester) or October 4 (spring semester). Types of financial aid offered include: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Educational Opportunity Fund, Tuition Aid Grant, Federal loans, NJ Class student loans, scholarships, and work-study.
Burlington County College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:3,626
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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