CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County College (CCC) and Rutgers-Camden announced a partnership Monday that will allow students in five areas to earn both a CCC associate degree and Rutgers bachelor’s degree on either the Blackwood or Rutgers-Camden campuses.

Any student studying business administration, liberal studies, criminal justice, political science or psychology in CCC’s associate degree courses can pay the CCC tuition, while having the perks of Rutgers enrollment.

Once students finish their second year, they are eligible to transfer to Rutgers-Camden on a scholarship for that upcoming year.

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“This innovative partnership makes higher education more affordable for Camden County College graduates by providing a direct, cohesive route to a Rutgers–Camden bachelor’s degree on our Blackwood campus for under $30,000,” Camden County College President Donald Borden said in a press release. “We are building upon the proven relationship between the two schools to provide students with greater access to a range of educational opportunities.”

Students can begin applying to the dual-admission program this spring.

In addition to dual-admission, students will be able to transfer of all associate-level credits and joint student advisement by dedicated Rutgers and Camden County College staff.

“We want every South Jersey family to have access to the lifetime of opportunity offered by a world-class Rutgers–Camden degree, and our Premier Partnership with Camden County College does exactly that,” said Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon. “Students who enroll in Camden County College become part of the Rutgers–Camden community, and we are committed to working with those students to support their success.”

Classes are slated for the fall.

Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, said, “This opens new doors for students that may not have considered the possibility that a Rutgers degree was in their reach.”