Chair’s Welcome

The road to success for millions of students in New Jersey over the past 50 years has begun at our community colleges. We currently enroll 325,000 students a year, the largest sector of higher education in the state. Also, 45% of all students earning bachelor’s degrees in New Jersey completed courses at community colleges during their academic careers.
New Jersey’s 19 community colleges provide over 2,000 high-quality transfer programs, occupational programs, continuing education courses, business support services, and community service programs at a reasonably low cost in response to local and statewide needs.

The mission of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges is to provide statewide leadership for the advancement of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges and to perform sector coordinating responsibilities as required by state law.

For students, I invite you to use this website to find your local community college and learn more about resources available to help you attend a New Jersey community college, including the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Rewards Scholarship (NJ STARS) and Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarships. For businesses, workers and community members, I invite you to use our website to obtain information about professional skills development and customized workforce training.

Whatever your educational goals, our 19 community colleges are here to serve you!

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Phil Linfante, Ph.D.
New Jersey Council of County Colleges