Community College

Community Colleges are two year schools set up to grant certificates and/or associate's degrees.  Community colleges offer programs in all major fields of study—ranging from art to political science to zoology. Attending a community college is an opportunity to substantially lower your total college costs and/or improve your grades before transferring to a four-year school.  As Morris County residents, you are encouraged to attend County College of Morris to keep costs down, however, you can attend any county college in New Jersey.  

For some students, career interests do not require a degree or a 4-year school is not the right fit right out of High School. For this reason, students continue to consider and attend 2-year schools. In most cases, this results in being awarded an Associate's Degree. Once completed popular options are to join the workforce or transfer to a 4-year school to complete a Bachelor's Degree. 

Did you know?You don't have to attend a community college for the full 2 years! This can be a great resource for getting college credit without needing to complete an associate degree.

The 2+2 Plan

An excellent way to save significantly on the cost of college is to attend a community college for 2 years and then transfer to a traditional 4-year school.
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It is far more common than you think and each community college has its own office of advisors that work with you to help transfer your credits and choose the best next step for you! Plus if you attend a NJ College there is a guaranteed credit transfer policy, check out NJ transfer info