The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act requires Rowan College at Burlington County to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering RCBC, and disclose these rates to all students.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was implemented in 1974 as a federal law to protect the privacy of student education records. FERPA also gives students the right to review their education records, seek to amend inaccurate information in their records, and provide consent for the disclosure of their records. This law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Retention, Graduation, and Transfer-out Rates

The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges who receive federal Title IV funding to make available to current and prospective students information about retention, graduation, transfer-out, and placement rates each academic year.

Retention rates are based on first-time, certificate or degree seeking students each academic year. This information is reported each year and is available through the Department of Education College Navigator.

Graduation and Transfer-Out rates track the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking students to see if they graduated or transferred-out within the 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled. This information is reported each year and is available through the Department of Education College Navigator.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office of RCBC is committed to providing quality financial aid services to all eligible students and:

  • Delivering Federal Title IV aid, New Jersey state aid, veterans benefits, RCBC Foundation assistance, and outside scholarship assistance to students who are eligible for educational funding via these resources.
  • Acting as a resource to county residents, providing information about the financial aid application process.
  • Serving our students in a timely, equitable, accurate, courteous, and fiscally responsible manner adhering to federal, state, and college regulations.
Athletics

Under the Student Right to Know act, each institution that participates in any Title IV program and is attended by students receiving athletically related student aid is required to submit a report to the Secretary of Education annually.

This report is to contain, among other things, graduation/completion rates of all students as well as students receiving athletically-related student aid by race/ethnicity and gender and by sport, and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years. These data are also required to be disclosed to parents, coaches, and potential student athletes when the institution offers athletically related student aid.

To view the current report, please click here.

To view general information and EADA statistical data for the most recent year, please click here.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

Rowan College at Burlington County was granted $3,750,316 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) that is part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). 

  • As of August 1, we have awarded $1,672,600 to 3,063 students, and transmitted $1,669,950 to student accounts. 

  • As of July 15, we have awarded $1,644,250 to 3,116 students, and transmitted $1,549,450 to student accounts. 

  • As of July 1, we have awarded $1.6 million to 3,101 students, and transmitted $1.5 million to student accounts. 
  • Approximately $1.5 million will be disbursed directly to students around May 15.

  • The remaining funds, at least $200,000, will be set aside for emergency grants that students can apply for through their WebAdvisor or Self-Service accounts.

Eligible recipients were prioritized by:

  • Income

  • Programs that have higher costs and include many hands-on and/or clinical courses

Initial estimates include over 3,000 students receiving $400 or $800 grants. An estimated 3,783 students are eligible for Title IV funding under the Higher Education Act of 1965.   These estimations are pending final eligibility review. 

The college has certified to the Department of Education that it intends to use 50 percent of these funds, or $1,875,158.00, to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. 

Diversity

Rowan College at Burlington County is committed to promoting diversity and multiculturalism in its curriculum, student population, staff, teaching faculty, events, and programs. As a community based  organization, the college is also very active in the minority communities of Burlington County and works to promote awareness, equality, and inclusion.

Gainful Employment

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institutions GE Programs. Finally, the new regulations require institutions to notify the Department if they wish to add an additional GE Program to its list of Title IV eligible programs. All of these requirements are effective July 1, 2011.

Job Placement

The Career Services Center is committed to assisting students and alumni with finding meaningful internships and employment. Job seekers often only get one chance to make a first impression. RCBC's resume and cover letter service is extremely useful.

Optimal Resume is a web-based service (offered through RCBC) that helps job seekers to create and manage resumes. Optimal Resume allows you to create an effective resume and provides samples and a variety of templates to assist you. Users can create and manage an unlimited number of resumes in their account, and the software includes spell checking, action words and format assistance - on a 24/7 basis.

Campus Security

The Rowan College at Burlington County's Public Safety Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life on campus by providing the highest level of professional security and safety services. This is accomplished by integrating the optimum combination of state-of-the-art technology and personal service to the college community.

In accomplishing our mission, we are guided by the following values that serve as a foundation for every action we take: Service, Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, Accountability, Mentoring and Appreciation.

Solomon Amendment

Colleges and Universities are required to comply with the Solomon Amendment. Failure to comply may result in the loss of federal funding. including various forms of federal student aid. 

The Solomon Amendment requires the College to release "Student Recruitment Information" to military for recruiting purposes only. Military recruiters must be from one of the following military organizations: 

  • Air Force
  • Air Force Reserve
  • Air Force National Guard
  • Army
  • Army National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Coast Guard
  • Coast Guard Reserve
  • Navy
  • Navy Reserve
  • Marine Corps
  • Marine Corps Reserve

What is released? The following is considered "Student Recruitment Information" under the Solomon Amendment:

  • Name
  • Address (local, permanent)
  • Telephone number (local, permanent)
  • Age
  • Major
  • Class Level (e.g. First-Year, Sophomore)
  • Degree awarded

If a student requests that their directory information be withheld under FERPA, this protection will be honored under Solomon; the student's records will not be released. 

Students who wish to withhold their directory information under FERPA, must complete a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information formnnand submit it to the Registrar’s Office. Such notification shall become effective as of the date on which it is received in the Registrar’s Office and will remain in effect for the remainder of the academic year.  

Additional Consumer Information

The College Navigator consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES – the National Center for Education Statistics.