Posted Friday, December 13th, 2013

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, residents of Morris County and the Northern New Jersey region will be able to earn baccalaureate degrees at County College of Morris locations thanks to a partnership with Rutgers University.

The program will launch with the Rutgers University-Newark majors of psychology, journalism, criminal justice, graphic design and public and non-profit administration. The institutions plan to add other majors to the agreement in the future.

“We at County College of Morris are delighted to enter into this partnership with Rutgers,” said Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of CCM. “The agreement will allow us to serve Morris County and Northern New Jersey in an even greater capacity. We are happy to give the region’s residents the ability to receive Rutgers baccalaureate degrees at CCM in the five initial areas, and are excited to expand into additional majors in the future.”

The partnership will allow CCM graduates, and others who hold associate degrees, to earn the degrees at CCM’s Randolph and Morristown locations. Program participants also can take courses at other Rutgers University locations, including summer and winter courses. On-site academic advising at CCM will be offered by Rutgers’ staff.

“Rutgers’ Off Campus Programs at CCM will give students more flexibility to balance family and work obligations while studying closer to home,” said Richard Edwards, executive vice president of academic affairs at Rutgers.

CCM enters into the agreement at a time when the communities it serves are experiencing both population and workforce growth, creating new educational demands and needs. The agreement gives CCM the ability to respond by offering increasing academic opportunities through its learning resources and facilities.