Posted Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
County College of Morris stood tall among the 19 community colleges in New Jersey after the latest College Scorecard information was released by the U.S. Department of Education.
Of the 19, CCM was the leader when it came to students transferring to other institutions to continue their education, with a transfer rate six percentage points greater than the college with the second-best rate. CCM also had the seventh best graduation rate of its first-time, full-time college students, 2.6 percentage points better than the state community college average.
The value of CCM’s education also compared favorably to its peer colleges. Its average yearly cost of $5,195 was the sixth lowest of all 19 institutions, roughly $900 less than the overall average.
Students borrowing money at CCM also enjoy the fifth lowest monthly payment on their loans among New Jersey community college students.
“CCM’s scorecard numbers and impressive rank among other New Jersey community colleges are products of the dedicated and talented faculty who serve our students,” said Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of CCM. “As leading experts in their fields, they provide an outstanding education that is also affordable.”
The data comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), to which higher-education institutions nationwide submit reports annually. More detailed information, as well as search by institution, may be found online at www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education/college-score-card.