RCBC ranked top community college in New Jersey, among other national honors
Thursday, Dec 16, 2021

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Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for college program rankings and higher education planning, has included Rowan College at Burlington County on its list of programs assessed for 2022. The research identifies programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost and reputation. RCBC earned the top honor among community colleges in the state, with a 99.13 Intelligent score. 

“It’s no surprise that RCBC ranks as the top community college in New Jersey,” RCBC President Dr. Michael A. Cioce said. “Our student-first approach, coupled with our flexible options and cooperative culture, allows us to meet students where they are while providing the highest quality education at an affordable price.”

Intelligent.com implemented a unique methodology, ranking each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost and student engagement. Researchers compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges across the United States. 

RCBC has been recognized as:

RCBC offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults and hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at Intelligent.com assessed programs that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions.

“As both an RCBC graduate and mom of a current RCBC student, I know firsthand how wonderful the college is, but it’s great to see objective proof to back up what I’ve been saying all along,” Burlington County Commissioner Linda Hynes said. “These rankings show RCBC is not only New Jersey’s best community college overall, but it is also one of the best for online education programs and registered health information technology programs too. It’s fantastic recognition that reflects the college’s outstanding leadership, staff, faculty, facilities and technology.”

Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially; degree holders earn 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as master’s, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.1% for those with a doctorate.

To learn more about RCBC, visit rcbc.edu. 


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