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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 3, 2003

(Mahwah) – Ramapo College of New Jersey will discontinue its offer of in-state tuition rates for students transferring from Rockland Community College (RCC) in New York, effective fall 2004. Students from RCC who enroll before that date will continue to receive in-state rates.

In the mid-1980s, as a young college, Ramapo explored means of boosting the student population. Noting that the number of transfer students from Rockland Community College was small even though Ramapo was closer to home for many Rockland students than were the SUNY schools, Ramapo administrators proposed the offer of in-state tuition to RCC students. At the time, the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition was not that great. Students from RCC received in-state tuition rates if they transferred directly to Ramapo following completion of their associate’s degree. The plan worked and served to attract greater numbers of Rockland County students, contributing to the overall enrollment increase of 25 percent during the late 1980s.

Currently, enrollment at Ramapo is at an all-time high; the number of applicants has increased by 98 percent during the last seven years. Students attending Ramapo College represent every county in the state, 20 states and 66 foreign countries. Acknowledging the support the college receives from the citizens of New Jersey, the administration decided that the college must give priority to in-state students.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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