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Salem Community College (SCC)

460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ

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  • Phone: (856) 351-2702

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (856) 351-2697

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Salem Community College, located in Carneys Point, New Jersey, was founded in 1958 when it when it was known as Salem County Technical Institute. The school serves Salem County, and has three satellite locations in addition to the main compass that specialize in particular programs. As the school is committed to academic excellence, it provides a two year education on par with more expensive private institutions.

Academics

Salem Community College offers over 50 programs of study that award either an associate's degree or certificate upon completion. The school provides students with transfer and career opportunities depending on the plans of the student. Additionally the school houses the county's One-Stop Career Center.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Salem Community College will admit any student regardless of academic background and completion of high school as long as they may benefit from the education provided. Some programs may require specific academic procedures that extend beyond the open enrollment policy, such as nursing, and it is advised student inquire as to what additional requirements may be needed for such programs.

SCC offers financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and campus employment. The financial aid office administers the distribution of all form of financial aid, and it is advised for students interested in receiving financial aid awards to visit the office or enter the financial aid page on the school's website to determine the cost of their education.

Athletics

The SCC Oaks participate in the NJCAA Region 19 and the Garden State Athletic Conference of the Community College League of New Jersey.

Sports programs:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Get an idea of how Salem Community College ranks among other community colleges in New Jersey by looking at the transfer-out rates of students to other colleges and universities.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $27 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $3,100-$3,700
    • Out-of-State: $3,800-$4,500
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $140-$160 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $160-$190 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid74%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships64%$4,637
Receiving Student Loans19%$4,860

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 6%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Salem Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for SCC compared to community colleges in New Jersey, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 SCCSalem CountyNew Jersey
Graduation Rate19.1%-18.8%
Transfer-out Rate20.4%-18.0%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2009)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

  • Energy Management and Systems Technology (A)

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Precision Production

  • Precision Production (A)

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

  • Nuclear Power Technology (A)

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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