CCM Ranks #1 Community College in the State While Its Criminal Justice Program Ranks #9 Nationally


In less than a year and half, the profile and reputation of County College of Morris (CCM) have raised significantly with more than a dozen national recognitions. Its latest recognition from Best Accredited Colleges places CCM as the Top Community College in New Jersey and its Criminal Justice associate degree program as #9 in the nation.

The community college ranking looked at the salaries earned by alumni, the percentage of alumni who find high meaning in their jobs and the percentage of degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering and math. For five consecutive years, PayScale has ranked CCM #1 in New Jersey for associate degree holders who earn the best salaries.

The Best Associate Degrees in Criminal Justice ranking considered such factors as the cost of tuition, retention rates, student-faculty ratio, support services and graduation rates. CCM’s Criminal Justice Program was the only New Jersey community college listing within the top 10 nationwide. This also is the second national ranking the college’s Criminal Justice Program has earned.

On its website, the college ranking service notes, “The team at Best Accredited Colleges realizes that each student has unique needs and goals. Our rankings highlight schools that put these needs first, while providing an education that is both attainable and high quality.”

In a previous ranking, College Factual placed CCM’s Criminal Justice degree in the Top 10 Percent of associate programs in the country, along with the college’s Nursing, Radiography and Respiratory Therapy associate degrees.

“I am thrilled that another external organization has recognized the quality of our Criminal Justice Program,” says Dr. Kathleen Naasz, dean of the School of Business, Mathematics, Engineering & Technologies. “And this high-quality education is accessible to many at an amazingly affordable price – that is true value that is positively impacting lives in a meaningful way.”

Other rankings the college has earned over the last several months include being named:

  • In the top 1.8 percent of the Best Community Colleges nationwide by Academic Influence
  • #1 Nationwide for Associate in Fine Arts by College Factual
  • #1 for Best Associated Degrees in New Jersey by Intelligent
  • #1 for the Most Popular Online Business Associate Degree in New Jersey by Business Degree Central
  • #1 Best for Transfer Students in New Jersey by Intelligent

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