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CCC Ranks in Nation's Top 3 Percent of Schools for Associate Degrees


Camden County College graduates more associate degree recipients than all but 79 of the nation’s nearly 3,000 two-and four-year institutions of higher education, meaning that CCC ranks among the uppermost 3 percent of colleges and universities in the United States in overall associate degree completion.


According to an analysis of federal Department of Education data by Community College Week newspaper, CCC placed 80th nationwide. The study reviewed 2009-10 statistics, the most recent available, from the U.S. colleges and universities that award associate degrees.


The Community College Week study also analyzed data regarding associate degree completion for individual subject areas and compiled lists of the top 50 institutions by discipline. Camden County College ranked ninth in education and also placed 14th registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing; 21st in health professions and related programs; and 49th in science technologies/technicians.


In addition to reviewing overall and discipline-specific statistics, the study analyzed statistics regarding degree completion in terms of student demographics. Camden County College ranked 62nd in number of associate degrees earned by African-American students as well as 71st in number of associate degrees earned by non-minority students and 86th in number of associate degrees earned by Asian-American students.


“Camden County College has maintained placement among the nation’s top associate-degree-awarding institutions for many years, which is an impressive feat and an indication that the College is accomplishing its mission,” said President Raymond Yannuzzi. “These rankings are particularly impressive in light of the fact that Camden County has an aging population that is at 500,000 residents and holding rather than growing.”


To be included in the study, institutions must operate within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be eligible to receive financial aid funding under federal Title IV legislation. All rankings from the study were published in a special edition of Community College Week titled “Top 100 Associate’s Degree Producers 2011.”


Registration for Camden County College’s Fall 2011 classes in all academic disciplines is on now, and the first courses of the semester begin the week of Aug. 31. Later-starting sessions begin in September and late October. Visit for additional details.

Published: August 18, 2011