What is Statewide?

Rutgers is here to guide you in the next step of your educational journey, providing you access to one of the top 100 universities in the nation at our community college partner sites. Your journey to success starts here. 

Our Story

Rutgers, Statewide, originally known as Rutgers Off-Campus Degree Completion Programs, launched its first partnership program in 1998 at Brookdale Community College. This program was created in response to recommendations made to the N.J. Commission on Higher Education by the Blue-Ribbon Task Force on the Capacity of New Jersey’s Higher Education System. The task force, which was established as part of the Higher Education Restructuring Act of 1994, identified a lack of access to post-secondary degree programs in the state's northwest, southwest, and coastal regions. Rutgers Statewide has provided access to higher education for thousands of students who can now pursue their educational goals at community college partnership sites. Select your desired location from the list below to get started. 

Rutgers at Atlantic Cape Community College

Rutgers at Brookdale Community College

Rutgers at Camden County College

Rutgers at County College of Morris

Rutgers at Mercer County Community College

Rutgers at Raritan Valley Community College

How It Works

What Sets Us Apart


  • Earn your bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University without the long commute. 
  • Attend a full-time or part-time student. 
  • Classes are available in the day or evening, hybrid and online options are also available.


  • Apply for financial aid and save on tuition during your junior and senior years through the Garden State Guarantee. 
  • Save money by avoiding the commute and on-campus housing.


  • Earn a degree from a land-grant, public research university that is ranked in the top 100 universities in the nation. 
  • Join a powerful network of more than 585,000 Rutgers alumni.  
  • Benefit from holistic advising from certified Life Coaches who will guide you toward achieving your academic goals, career development, health and wellness, financial management, and overall well-being.
  • Whether you are still in high school, a recent community college graduate, or have been out of the classroom for years, Rutgers Statewide is here to guide you on the next step in your journey.
Take the Next Step

Stories From Our Campus Community

Sisters Overcome Family 
Challenges to Graduate 
with Honors

Lisa and Gianna's Story

Overcoming Addiction, 
Rutgers Statewide Student 
Graduates Summa Cum Laude

Gina's Story

She Overcame Hardship and Civil War. 
Now Graduate Faces Pandemic 
as Home Health Aid

Maria's Story