“For more than 50 years, CCM has helped over 50,000 students to achieve their goals; enriched our communities through partnerships, economic growth and cultural programs; and pioneered innovative approaches to learning. CCM offers more than 45 degree programs, supporting careers in such areas as advanced manufacturing, culinary and hospitality, health care, information technology, and the fine and performing arts. For three years in a row, PayScale has rated CCM #1 for graduates who earn the highest salaries among community college alumni in New Jersey. The college also is rated one of the state’s top community colleges by Best Colleges. Our economic impact equates to more than $480 million. As part of assisting with economic growth, CCM’s Center for Workforce Development provides businesses with the training their employees need to enhance productivity and profitability, serving more than 5,000 individuals annually.” — Anthony J. Iacono, Ph.D., president of County College of Morris
Name: County College of Morris
State: New Jersey
President: Anthony J. Iacono, Ph.D.
Board Chair: Paul R. Licitra
Board of Trustees website: https://www.ccm.edu/trustees/
Type of college: Public
Campus setting: Suburb
Year established: 1965
Student Characteristics Fall 2018
Total Enrollment: 7,556
African American: 5.1%
- County College of Morris (CCM) is a leader in preparing professionals for well-paying careers in advanced manufacturing. In recognition of the college’s strength in this area, CCM has received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to lead the expansion of apprenticeship programs in advanced manufacturing. The college also is constructing a 31,500-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center, slated to open in 2020. Through that center, CCM will help to address the need for skilled employees as identified through meetings and roundtables with industry leaders. In addition, CCM is the recipient of a $223,892 grant from the National Science Foundation to partner with the New Jersey Institute of Technology on the development of a renewal energy systems lab at each institution.
- Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CCM is a national leader in preparing professionals for this important field. The CCM Information Security certificate program is mapped to NSA/DHS standards, thereby, providing students with the skills and knowledge they need so businesses, government and individuals can implement appropriate measures to protect their digital assets. Additionally, CCM’s Center for Cyber Security assists with educating cybersecurity professionals, along with the community. High school students also can take advantage of CCM’s cybersecurity curriculum and earn college credit through a program offered with the Morris County Vocational School District.
- County College of Morris has developed and launched the Culinary Opportunity Program (COP) for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, an eight-week term leading to a certificate of completion. COP is designed to provide adults with developmental disabilities with the training and qualifications to work in a range of food production environments.
- Walk into any hospital in Morris County, New Jersey and a majority of the nurses will be graduates of County College of Morris. The CCM nursing program is highly competitive and one of the best in the State of New Jersey. The 2018-19 pass rate for CCM nursing graduates was 94.07% on the NCLEX-RN. The most recent national pass rate was 85%.