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December 16, 2005
CONTACT: Kathleen Delehanty
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Votes Serve State Needs

At its regular monthly meeting today, the Commission on Higher Education approved a branch campus for one college and new programs at two other institutions to enhance higher education offerings in New Jersey.

  • Approval of Passaic County Community College's Wanaque Academic Center as a branch campus enables the college to offer entire degree programs in another part of the county.

  • Licensure of Drexel University (Philadelphia) to offer the final portions of a total of 13 bachelor's degree programs at Burlington County College brings new opportunities in South Jersey for baccalaureate study in the following areas of workforce need: various engineering fields, computing technology, construction management, culinary arts, hospitality management, and biological sciences.

  • Authorization for three new tracks in the existing business administration program at DeVry-North Brunswick also expands study options in demand areas.

Increasing educational opportunities and addressing increased workforce demands are key goals of A Blueprint for Excellence, the long-range plan for higher education in New Jersey. Copies of the plan are available on the Commission's web site at  www.nj.gov/highereducation.

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