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About the College

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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.​

Mission of the College

Rowan College at Burlington County transforms lives by delivering innovative, high-quality and affordable educational experiences in an accessible and diverse environment.


  1. Increase awareness and expand upon the high-quality academic and enrichment opportunities available and accessible to diverse populations.
  2. Provide high school students with skills evaluations and access to opportunities to prepare for college-level work.
  3. Provide effective student support services and resources to enable learners and  increase access.
  4. Strengthen and grow distance education in order to provide more convenient  access to academic programs.
  5. Align expenditures with revenues or identified cost savings.
  6. Develop and nurture significant partnerships for cost-effective academic and employment pathways.
  7. Measure quality and effectiveness in educational design and delivery
  8. Standardize information used to gauge perceptions and objectively measure institutional quality and effectiveness.
  9. Provide meaningful educational opportunities, including professional development and continuous improvement.
  10. Strengthen the meaningful pathways that best serve students’ academic, career and personal goals.
  11. Strengthen student persistence and retention and achieve increased graduation rates.
  12. Facilitate an environment supportive of curricular and co-curricular student needs.

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