CCM graduates begin next chapter of education
BY MARIA SERGHIOU
County College of Morris is ranked one of the top community colleges in both the state and nationwide, with a high end education experience at a more affordable price. Depending on majors and fields of study, on average, students graduate from CCM with an associate degree in two years.
Engjela Ago, a social work major at CCM, said she chose to study at CCM for financial reasons.
“I plan to eventually transfer to William Paterson,” said Ago.
Along with Ago, many students have made the smart choice in choosing CCM for cheap payment in return for great education.
“I think CCM classes prepare students for four year institutions depending on the teaching styles of professors,” Ago said. “Most students at CCM eventually transfer to Rutgers.”
Different majors and classes vary in helping students to eventually succeed at four year institutions, and many students find themselves transferring to Rutgers University for an easy in-state credit transfer.
Rachel Weir, an occupational therapy major at CCM, said her professors have been helpful academically.
“The professors and classes I have are definitely preparing me for my future,” said Weir. “The difficulty and rigor of my classes and professors are giving me a heads up of what my major is going to be like.”
Weir feels she will be prepared for an eventual four year school due to her strong education at CCM.
“CCM is very affordable and has a lot to offer with many different major selections and organizations,” Weir said.
Aside from CCM’s great education and affordable price, Weir believes the organizations on campus are another plus in getting involved with clubs and other students.
Madison Gondola, an anthropology major at CCM, said she has a short commute to class.
“My commute is really short since I live so close to CCM,” said Gondola.
Gondola has an easy commute to an affordable school that benefits her college lifestyle.
“I plan on transferring to Montclair,” Gondola said. “The schools I hear most students talking about for transferring are Montclair, Rutgers and TCNJ.”
Many CCM students will join Gondola at Montclair State University to finish schooling after receiving an associate degree.
Achieving an associate degree is a rewarding accomplishment that CCM students strive for in order to have an easy transfer credit process to a four year institution. The professors and classes that CCM has to offer overall have satisfied students and helped with eventual transfer preparation. Students stay focused and study for many classes that will ultimately allow them to achieve their academic goals.