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PR # 69 October 23, 2008


Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch celebrated its 40th anniversary by setting a new record in enrollment, serving over 7,000 students for the Fall 2008 Semester.

Officially, the College?s enrollment is 7,110 students, a 7.3 percent increase over Fall 2007. RVCC also set a new record for the largest full-time enrollment, up 10.7 percent over Fall 2007.

While New Jersey?s 19 community college overall saw a growth in Fall enrollment, RVCC?s enrollment boom far exceeded the statewide average increase of 3.3 percent. And while part-time enrollment was flat at most community colleges, RVCC?s part-time enrollment grew by 4.3 percent.

?For the second year in row, RVCC is experiencing record enrollment. It?s not surprising that more and more students, especially recent high school graduates, are choosing to start their education at Raritan Valley Community College. RVCC offers a top-notch education at affordable prices,? says RVCC President Dr. Casey Crabill. ?Our students are taught by outstanding faculty who are committed to the success of every learner.?

Of the 7,110 individuals enrolled in classes for the Fall Semester, 3,399 students are attending full-time and the remaining 3,711 are part-time students.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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