RAMAPO – Rockland Community College was ranked the best community college in New York for adult learners in Washington Monthly’s recent annual College Guide and rankings. RCC rated #28 nationwide out of nearly 1,500 two-year colleges.


The survey, in its second year, is the first of its kind to cater to students age 25 and older, who comprise 40% of all college students in the United States. The popular US News & World Report college rankings do not include community colleges, nor do they offer a category geared for adult learners.


The Washington Monthly survey used data from two federal government sources as well as the College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges. It then combined the data into seven measures of colleges’ openness and responsiveness to adult students and how well those students fared once they left. These measures are: ease of transfer, number of adult students, cost of attendance, flexibility of programs, support services, post-graduation earnings and loan repayment.


“We are very pleased to be recognized for the outstanding opportunities we offer to adult learners, including evening and weekend programs, abundant internships, onsite daycare, online courses and robust support services,” said Dr. Michael A. Baston, President, Rockland Community College. “We are proud of the success of our adult students, who achieve their transfer or career goals with a minimum of debt.”


Prospective adult students are encouraged to learn more at RCC’s upcoming Open House on Tuesday, November 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Technology Center. Additional information is available at www.sunyrockland.edu/go/adults.

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