Located on 222 acres of rolling terrain in Randolph, County College of Morris (CCM) has been meeting the educational and training needs of residents and businesses in Morris County for more than 50 years. The college first opened its doors to students in 1968 after Henderson Hall, the first building on campus, was completed. The first class consisted of 592 full-time and 703 part-time students. Enrollment grew quickly and now CCM graduates more than 1,000 students each year.
CCM is focused on excellence in teaching and lifelong learning through the delivery of exceptional programs and services that reflect a dedication to inclusiveness and diversity, educational advancement, cultural enrichment and workforce development. A dedicated faculty engaged in research and practice provides CCM students with a learning environment that has produced one of the highest graduation and transfer rates among New Jersey’s community colleges.
Today, the college offers more than 45 associate degree programs, along with a full slate of certificate and workforce development programs. The college holds more than 200 transfer agreements and its graduates annually transfer to the state’s and nation’s best four-year institutions.
CCM also provides multiple opportunities to be engaged in an active student life program. In particular, there are more than 50 student clubs and organizations, an award-winning student newspaper and literary magazine, and eight intercollegiate athletic sports programs for men and women, including an e-sports team..
Included among its distinctions, CCM was the first community college in New Jersey to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Along with a strong STEM foundation, the college is known for the quality of its liberal arts, performing arts, health science, and culinary and hospitality programs. For five consecutive years, the college has been ranked #1 in New Jersey by PayScale for alumni who are paid the best salaries. Included among its other distinctions, CCM is ranked #1 for Associate Degrees in New Jersey by Intelligent and in the top 1.8 percent of the Best Community Colleges in the nation by Academic Influence.
CCM is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000 (June 2018). Its other accreditations include Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, New Jersey Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Within recent years, CCM has experienced significant growth in its course and program offerings. Responding to labor force demands and the interests of students, the college has launched programs in animation and virtual reality, expanded its cyber security offerings to high school students and established apprenticeship programs in advanced manufacturing and health care. It also has expanded and updated its facilities, including the construction of a LEED certified Landscape and Horticultural Technology building, a Music Technology Center, and an Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center.
Looking ahead, the college, in partnership with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, will be constructing an Entrepreneurship and Culinary Science Center on campus to enhance and support innovation in the region. The Morris County Vocational School District additionally will be building a Career and Technical Education Center at the college for high school students to take part in shared time programs with CCM to gain the knowledge and skills to pursue in-demand career, while earning college credit.