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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 75 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 76th nationwide. The study reviewed 2010-11 statistics, the most recent available, from the U.S. colleges and universities that award associate degrees. Last year, the College ranked 80th.


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 39th in homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services; 41st in criminal justice/corrections; and 46th in registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing.


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 58th in number of associate degrees earned by African-American students as well as 70th in number earned by non-minority students; 76th in number earned by Asian-American students; and 85th in number earned by all minority students. Each of these is a higher ranking than was achieved last year.


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 2012.”


Registration for Camden County College’s Fall 2012 classes in all academic disciplines is on now, and the first courses of the semester begin the week of Sept. 4. Later-starting sessions begin through the end of October. Visit for additional details.

Published: August 29, 2012