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.
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.
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.
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