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Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 07330-2699

Atlantic Cape Community College is a two-year, nonprofit educational institution serving more than 6,500 students in Atlantic and Cape May counties in Southern New Jersey. Originally called Atlantic Community College, the New Jersey college's mission is to provide superior academic, technical and training programs while responding to a variety of community needs and encouraging lifelong learning.

The president of Atlantic Cape Community College, Dr. Peter Mora, believes the ongoing challenge facing the New Jersey college is to maximize access for diverse groups of people, while maintaining quality educational standards. "Truly effective institutions demonstrate the ability to incorporate both access and excellence into the mission, goals and daily operations of the college," he says in his president's letter. "In fact, ACCC's current Mission Statement clearly states that the college is committed to both access and excellence."

Situated on 541 acres in the New Jersey Pinelands, Atlantic Cape Community College is 15 miles west of Atlantic City, 45 miles from Philadelphia and 115 miles from New York City. With multiple locations in Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May County, as well as offering students the option of learning online, Atlantic Cape Community College is able to offer easy accessibility to its more than 40 degree and certificate programs.

Programs at this New Jersey college range from food service management and office systems technology to performing arts and philosophy. Student services include academic and career planning, tutoring and athletic programs.

Quick Facts:

  • In 1964, Atlantic Cape Community College became the second community college to be established in New Jersey

  • Atlantic Cape Community College officially became a joint college with Cap May County in January of 1999. It was renamed Atlantic Cape Community College the following month.

  • Atlantic Cape Community College's Casino Career Institute and Academy of Culinary Arts are nationally recognized programs.

  • The New Jersey college's Academy of Culinary Arts has it's own restaurant -- Careme's, serving lunch and dinner prepared by culinary students.

  • In 2006, Atlantic Cape Community College and New Jersey's Rutgers University formed a partnership allowing students to earn certain Rutgers degrees on Atlantic Cape Community College campuses.
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