Sussex County Community College

One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ

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Sussex County Community College, located in Newton, New Jersey, is a public two year institution founded in 1981 to serve residents of and around Sussex County by providing low cost post secondary education opportunities. The school offers courses both on campus and through a hybrid program that mixes online and campus classes.

SCCC provides multiple education opportunities, including continuing education and high school programs. The large number of services and programs is to ensure that school remains relevant and useful within the community, and ensuring that the educational needs of students are met.


Sussex County Community College offers a large number of programs that allow students to choose the one that best suits their personal or professional interests. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education locally and at low cost, followed by transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree.

Vocational programs provide an education in a high demand industry or field with the purpose of preparing the students for long term employment in that field as a qualified professional.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Sussex County Community College is an open enrollment institution that admits any individuals who are at least 18 or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Individuals must supply a completed application, pay all fees, and submit transcripts and test scores if available.

New and transfer students are encouraged to participate in orientation along with scheduling a time to formally meet with an academic advisor to discuss course enrollment options. Students may be required to take a placement exam. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. 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: $3,900-$4,700
    • Out-of-State: $7,800-$9,360
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $130-$160 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $260-$310 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 Aid66%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$3,609
Receiving Student Loans21%$4,501

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Sussex County Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Sussex County and community colleges in New Jersey as a whole.

 Sussex County Community CollegeSussex CountyNew Jersey
Graduation Rate20.7%20.8%17.2%
Transfer-out Rate19.9%19.9%17.6%
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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 Sussex County 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,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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