NJIT, Ocean County College Expand and Renew Transfer Agreement

A new two-year agreement between Ocean County College (OCC) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) allows OCC graduates to transfer directly into NJIT colleges.

The agreement went into effect on October 4, 2019 and covers NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts; Newark College of Engineering; Martin Tuchman School of Management; and Ying Wu College of Computing.

In a ceremony at Ocean County College, NJIT Provost Fadi Deek said our relationship with OCC is a special one. “NJIT’s relationship with Ocean County College is among the earliest with community colleges in New Jersey. Renewing and strengthening this agreement reaffirms our intent to further expand our collaborations for the benefit of students and citizens of Ocean County,” he explained. “This aligns perfectly with our mutual commitment to increase student opportunities for quality and affordable pathways to STEM education and career success.

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“Ocean County College’s associate’s degree programs consist of two-year preparatory curriculums for students who plan to transfer to bachelor degree programs offered by four-year institutions such as NJIT,” said President Jon H. Larson. “The A.A.S., A.S., and A.A. courses at Ocean provide students with a strong foundation in their corresponding fields along with problem-solving experience and communication skills.”

To be admitted to NJIT, students from Ocean County College must be in good standing and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Students transferring into the computing college are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Administrators at both NJIT and Ocean County College said they expect students to complete their bachelor’s degree requirements within two and a half years of starting full-time study at NJIT.

NJIT and OCC previously worked together, in 2016, to admit transfer students for selected majors.

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About New Jersey Institute of Technology:
One of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. NJIT is rated an “R1” research university by the Carnegie Classification®, which indicates the highest level of research activity. NJIT conducts approximately $170 million in research activity each year and has a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. NJIT is ranked #1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students and is ranked 53rd out of more than 4,000 colleges and universities for the mid-career earnings of graduates, according to PayScale.com. NJIT also is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 100 national universities.

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About Ocean County College:
For more than 50 years, Ocean County College has provided area residents with the opportunity to benefit from higher education. A public two-year community college sponsored by Ocean County, the State of New Jersey, and the students of Ocean County College, OCC is located on 275 picturesque acres in the beautiful county seat of Toms River, NJ. A publicly supported, comprehensive, open admissions institution, Ocean County College is committed to providing high quality, postsecondary associate degree and certificate programs, and other learning opportunities, on its Main Campus in Toms River, at the College’s Southern Education Center in Manahawkin, and at other off-campus sites located throughout Ocean County. For more information about Ocean County College, call 732-255-0400 or visit ocean.edu.