By Dominick Howe
CCC Journalism Program

BLACKWOOD – Camden County College is working on establishing more academic agreements to enable CCC students to transfer with all their credits to area universities.

A student studies in the courtyard near Taft Hall, where a sign promotes Camden County College’s partnership with Rutgers University. By Dominick Howe, CCC Journalism Program

On March 30, CCC will sign an agreement with Temple University’s engineering program. The agreement will ensure that students transferring from CCC to Temple’s engineering program will start at Temple with all the required credits to be a junior.

CCC established a partnership with Rutgers University in 2014, allowing CCC students who have their associate’s degree in business administration, psychology, criminal justice or liberal studies to complete their bachelor’s degree at Rutgers. CCC officials are working on connecting with Wilmington University, LaSalle University, Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and are optimistic about the prospects for further relationships.

“Drexel University has complimented many of our students on how well they perform. They love our students,” said Linda Drexel, assistant dean of enrollment services at CCC. “We want to develop as many partnerships as possible.”

CCC officials promote the agreements as a way of making a four-year college education more affordable by allowing students to complete some of their studies at the less expensive community college. Also, studies show students who have attended a community college had a higher success rate than the average four-year college students.

Tonya Gabriel of Lindenwold said she will graduate from CCC in May and plans to transfer to Drexel. She described her experience at CCC as “extremely favorable for the most part and affordable.”

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