2019 Best Online Community Colleges in New Jersey

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These nine community colleges in New Jersey all give their students the opportunity to earn an online associate degree or certificate. The most affordable school on this list, Camden County College, is ranked #7 and costs just $3,330 per year. Top-ranked Ocean County College costs slightly more at $3,808 per year, and students can choose among 14 different online associate degrees, such as Associate in Science degrees in Global Studies, Computer Science, Engineering, Criminal Justice, and more.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Campus Location
#1 #1 Ocean County College $3,808 Toms River (NJ)
#2 #2 Rowan College at Burlington County $3,937 Mount Laurel (NJ)
#3 #3 Atlantic Cape Community College $5,379 Mays Landing (NJ)
#4 #4 Brookdale Community College $4,140 Lincroft (NJ)
#5 #5 Bergen Community College $4,616 Paramus (NJ)
#6 #6 Mercer County Community College $4,254 West Windsor, West Trenton (NJ)
#7 #7 Camden County College $3,330 Blackwood (NJ)
#8 #8 Raritan Valley Community College $6,208 Branchburg (NJ)
#9 #9 Passaic County Community College $3,780 Paterson (NJ)

2019 Online Community Colleges in New Jersey - Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,808
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Locations: Online
  • Online Associate Degrees: 14
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Located in Toms River, New Jersey, Ocean County College offers more than 150 online courses so students can seek their degrees online. Students may pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Business; an Associate of Arts in Global Studies; or an Associate of Science in Business Administration, Computer Science, Computer Science – Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Environmental Science, General Studies, Homeland Security, Public Service, or Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Management. A number of student services are available online as well, including financial aid and academic counseling, veteran affairs, and 24-hour, online tutoring through SmartThinking.

Online Associate Degrees (14)

Online Certificate Programs (12)

  • Annual Tuition: $3,937
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Locations: Mount Laurel
  • Online Associate Degrees: 14
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Rowan College at Burlington County in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, offers a number of online degrees. These include Associate of Arts degrees in liberal arts, political science, psychology, sociology, English, history, and education; Associate of Science degrees in liberal arts and sciences, accounting, business administration, and criminal justice; and Associate of Applied Science degrees in business management technology, health information technology, and cancer registry management. RCBC uses Blackboard as its learning management system, provides a sample course sequence for incoming and current students to track their academic progress, and offers OrgSync, an online platform that allows students to interact with each other in a community atmosphere, all remotely.

  • Annual Tuition: $5,379
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Locations: Mays Landing
  • Online Associate Degrees: 23
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Atlantic Cape Community College provides several online degree options, including Associate of Science degrees in business administration, general studies, and criminal justice; Associate of Arts degrees in liberal arts, English, psychology, social science, child development/child care, secondary education, elementary/middle school education, and preschool-grade 3 education; and Associate of Applied Science degrees in business administration, database design and development option, office systems technology, computer programming, and computer applications. Students in other states (excluding Florida, California, and Massachusetts) may also be eligible to seek online education through ACCC. Online class tuition is $163 per class credit.

Online Associate Degrees (23)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $4,140
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Locations: Lincroft
  • Online Associate Degrees: 13
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Located in Middletown, New Jersey, Brookdale Community College offers several, fully-online Associate of Arts degrees, such as humanities – liberal education, social sciences, psychology, history, sociology, political science, and English. BCC uses Canvas as its learning management program, and the school offers more than 140 classes that can be taken exclusively online. Students are strongly encouraged to attend orientation, of which there is an online or recorded option available via BCC’s website.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,616
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Locations: Paramus
  • Online Associate Degrees: 17
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Located in Paramus, New Jersey, Bergen Community College offers online degrees in a variety of subjects. Students may pursue Associate of Applied Science degrees in law enforcement studies, correctional studies, and health sciences; Associate of Science degrees in administration, management, marketing, and accounting; and Associate of Arts degrees in psychology, sociology, social sciences, philosophy and religion, history, general curriculum, women’s studies, literature, and communications. BCC uses Moodle as its learning module and course management system. BCC also offers distance students a WebAdvisor service, the Sidney Silverman Library Distance Learning Page (which offers online library services), an online bookstore, and online tutoring through SmartThinking.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,254
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Locations: West Windsor, West Trenton
  • Online Associate Degrees: 3
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Mercer Community College in West Windsor Township, New Jersey, boasts three degrees that can be earned online. These include business studies – management, criminal justice – corrections, and liberal arts. Students who live out of state are encouraged to pursue these online degrees but must be prepared to make arrangements with their instructor for the taking of proctored exams. MCC uses Blackboard as their learning management program, and some library services can be found online.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,330
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Locations: Blackwood
  • Online Associate Degrees: 5
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Camden County College in Camden County, New Jersey, offers more than 160 online classes and three degrees that can be earned completely through online coursework, including business administration, liberal arts, and psychology. CCC also offers career training through its partnership with ED2GO, which allows for online instruction. The CCC library and bookstore are also available online. Students at CCC may receive a number of retail discounts for supplies, including free Microsoft Office 365 and discount deals with companies like Adobe, Apple, and Dell.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,208
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Locations: Branchburg
  • Online Associate Degrees: 1
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Raritan Valley Community College offers an online Associate of Applied Science degree program in accounting that can be earned completely online. Located in Branchburg Township, New Jersey, RVCC offers several online tools to bolster student success, including its RV mobile app and the online library. RVCC uses Canvas as its learning management system. Another perk is the Lion’s Den, a student community available online that gives students access to their email, grades, groups populated by other students, and other important information.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,780
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Locations: Paterson
  • Online Associate Degrees: 4
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Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey, offers fully-online Associate of Arts degrees in liberal arts – criminal justice and liberal arts – humanities as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees in fire science technology and health information technology. PCCC uses Blackboard as its learning management system and offers online academic help through eTutoring in the subjects of math, science, accounting, writing, and research methods. Online students also have access to the writing center, registrar, library, campus bookstore, academic support labs, financial aid office, and the center for student success online.

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