Pillar 2: Fostering Student Success and Completion in Postsecondary Education and Training

It is not enough to enroll students in postsecondary programs: we must ensure that more students earn a credential or degree. New Jersey’s Community Colleges serve an incredibly diverse population of students with multiple goals. Many intend to complete an associate degree and/or transfer to a four-year institution; others seek to complete one or more credit or noncredit courses, sometimes culminating in a certificate and often geared to career advancement. Many students face exceedingly difficult life circumstances that can interfere with their plans. While in school, most NJ Community College students have full- or part-time jobs. A 2019 survey* of NJ Community College students breaks down the numbers.