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ACCC Rated Among Fastest-Growing Community Colleges

January 17, 2007

Atlantic Cape Community College was among the fastest-growing community colleges in the country from 2004-2005, according to data collected by the federal government.

From fall 2004-fall 2005, ACCC recorded a 5.1 percent increase in enrollments, making it one of the top 25 fastest-growing two-year colleges with 5,000-9,999 students. ACCC's enrollment grew from 6,515 in 2004 to 6,845 in 2005, an increase of 330 students.

ACCC was one of more than 1,000 public, two-year institutions that provided information to an annual survey by the National Center for Education Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Education. The survey response rate was nearly 100 percent, according to Community College Week, which analyzed the data.

ACCC is a comprehensive, two-year public institution serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties since 1966. The college offers 44 degree programs and 33 professional series programs as well as noncredit professional development and customized training services. ACCC continues to add services and programs with branch campuses in Cape May Court House and Atlantic City, in addition to its Mays Landing Campus.