PATERSON, NJ – An innovative new partnership between Passaic County Community College (PCCC) and Ramapo College of New Jersey will allow community college students and graduates to continue their education toward a bachelor’s degree from Ramapo while attending classes at PCCC, and paying the PCCC tuition rate.

“PCCC is pleased to enter into this innovative partnership with Ramapo College,” says Dr. Steven Rose, president of PCCC. “This will provide PCCC students, as well as graduates from other community colleges, a more affordable and convenient opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree while remaining close to home and enjoying full access to PCCC’s support services. PCCC students will enjoy the added benefit of continuing their education in the familiar PCCC environment.”

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Set to kick off in Fall 2020, the Ramapo@PCCC plan will offer two programs, one for students and community college graduates seeking to attain a bachelor’s degree in Ramapo’s Psychology, Liberal Studies and Social Science programs, and for students and graduates to earn bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College’s nationally accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. 

Under the first program, students graduates and currently-enrolled students in Humanities, Criminal Justice, and Psychology would take their third year of the Ramapo bachelor’s degree program at PCCC and complete the fourth year of coursework on Ramapo’s Mahwah campus. PCCC graduates and currently-enrolled students in a Human Services degree program that wish to continue their education would take their third and fourth years of Ramapo’s BSW degree curriculum at PCCC and be taught by Ramapo College Social Work faculty.

While PCCC students are guaranteed admission to Ramapo, with full credit upon completion of their work, they must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average and be in good standing.

“At Ramapo, we recognize that these are complicated times, so we have partnered with PCCC to provide uncomplicated opportunities for New Jersey residents,” said Ramapo President Peter P. Mercer. “Our partnership with PCCC capitalizes on the respective strengths and resources of our two colleges. Through these agreements we are able to provide greater and more seamless access to affordable, high quality post-secondary education for New Jersey residents.”

Fall classes start September 2 and September 23. For more information about the Ramapo@PCCC partnership and about virtual information sessions in July, visit


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