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 Burlington County College 

Name: Burlington County College
President/CEO: Robert C. Messina, Jr.
City: Pemberton
State: NJ
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural, Fringe
Year Established: 1966

Governing Board Website


Burlington County College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 10,091
Part Time: 44.8%
Full Time: 55.2%

Male: 42.3%
Female: 57.7%

African-American: 16.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.0%
Hispanic: 7.2%
Native American: 0.1%
White: 53.0%
Other: 20.7%


Burlington County College President

Robert C. Messina, Jr.


Burlington County College Board Chair

Marilyn Williamson
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“For more than four decades, Burlington County College has proudly served New Jersey’s largest county. As the only source of higher education in the county, we strive to meet and exceed the educational goals and workforce development needs of the area. Recently named among the 50 fastest growing community colleges in the nation, we remain committed to providing all individuals access to an affordable and quality education.”

Interesting Facts

  • BCC’s high-tech and science incubators are fully utilized by researchers and entrepreneurs looking to grow their ideas and businesses locally.
  • The College has been awarded certificates of recognition for environmental practices.
  • Most recently, the college opened a Culinary Arts Center in Mount Holly. The new 19,000-square-foot state-of-the art facility prepares students for the food service sector.
  • Students have the opportunity to earn their bachelors and masters degrees without leaving a BCC campus through one of BCC’s on-site partner schools including Drexel University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Strayer University and Wilmington University.
  • BCC offers programs from many locations within the county. The College has two campuses, in Pemberton and Mount Laurel, centers in Mount Holly and Willingboro, satellite centers in high schools throughout Burlington County, and also provides instruction on-site at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Burlington City.
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