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Atlantic Cape Community College

5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ

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About
Atlantic Cape Community College, located in Mays Landing, New Jersey, was founded 1964 to serve residents of Atlantic County and Cape May County, having expanded its services to Cape May County in 1999 and adding the campus in 2005. The school serves over 6000 students a year through its two campuses, the second of which is located in Cape May Court House. The school was the second such community college to be founded in the state. The school is dedicated to providing residents with a quality education, providing programs, services and facilities that are modern and relevant to the community.

Academics
Atlantic Cape Community College provides over forty career training and academic transfer programs. These programs are designed to meet the needs of the community and assist students in achieving their goals. Career training and vocational programs provide the skills and training necessary to perform as professionals in a given technical or vocational field. Students will develop the required abilities through classroom and practical courses that offer real world experience and understanding of the field. These programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in either an associate degree or certificate. Students may pursue employment at the entry level after graduation.

Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the lower division and general education courses for a given major over the course of two years at low cost, followed by transfer to a four year institution to complete the final two years of a bachelor's degree. Agreements with public institutions in New Jersey making transfer easier for those who follow curriculum guidelines. Individuals who choose to apply at a private or out of state institution are advised to meet with a counselor to plan the curriculum that best fulfills the transfer requirements of the school or school's desired.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Atlantic Cape Community College is a public two year open enrollment institution. Any student that fulfills the minimum requirements for admission may enroll through the completion and submission of the application for admission. Students are required to provide transcripts and test scores, and will be asked to take a placement exam to ensure they meet minimum general education requirements prior to registration. Students are asked to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor prior to the start of their first semester. Registration takes place prior to the start of each semester, with tuition fees due shortly after registration is completed.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the standard document used by postsecondary institutions to identify a student's financial situation and make judgments regarding need, program eligibility and awards. Due to national regulations students may be asked to provide additional tax information by the school to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year due to changing financial circumstances of  a given student and his or her family each year.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $35 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

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $6,800-$8,100
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $230-$270 per credit 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 Aid77%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$5,313
Receiving Student Loans15%$5,111
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Atlantic Cape Community College may offer services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Child care

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 this school compared to community colleges in New Jersey, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Atlantic Cape Community CollegeAtlantic CountyNew Jersey
Graduation Rate15.5%-17.2%
Transfer-out Rate19.3%-17.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1969)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in New Jersey
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Atlantic Cape Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

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

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Physical Sciences

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Security and Protective Services

    Transportation and Materials Moving

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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    77%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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