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Warren County Community College President Will Austin, left, and Ramapo College President Peter P. Mercer sign a partnership agreement between the two schools.

MAHWAH, N.J. — In an effort to provide Warren County Community College students with a smooth transition to a 4-year college, Ramapo College of New Jersey recently signed a partnership agreement with WCCC that will offer residents a streamlined opportunity to continue their educational pursuits.


Ramapo offers numerous bachelor and master programs, with some of their classes online and easily accessible for students whether or not they are on the Mahwah campus. Ramapo has similar partnerships with other community colleges, including Sussex County Community College.


“We’re thrilled to work with Warren County Community College to deliver an integrated and streamlined experience,” said Christopher Romano, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Ramapo College.  “The ultimate goal of this partnership is to increase student success. Everybody benefits when we do that.”


“Everything is designed so that students can finish their final two years in a timely fashion,” added Dr. Peter P. Mercer, President of Ramapo. “You earn your associates degree at WCCC and Ramapo then supports you in the ultimate goal of completing your degree.”


Dr. Will Austin, President of WCCC, expressed similarities of the two colleges. “We are both relatively small in size, and have similar mission statements,” he stated.


Indeed, both colleges have high graduation rates, similar environments and generally small class sizes.  


One of the programs that both colleges are particularly excited about working together on is nursing. Ramapo recognizes that more and more nurses are being required to obtain a BSN degree in order to get better jobs in many health-related fields. Ramapo offers an accelerated RN to BSN degree program, with a majority of those classes available online for students at WCCC, which also features a top-notch nursing program.


Ramapo and WCCC have had an unofficial partnership for years for Creative Writing majors. 


Ramapo has more than 30 majors in all, and besides nursing, is renowned for its Business School (AACSB accredited) and its designation as the state’s Public Liberal Arts College with majors including humanities, history and political science.


For more information about this partnership, visit or call the Admissions Office at 201-684-7300.


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, 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, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, 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, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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