Education is key to creating opportunity and facilitating economic growth for individuals, families, communities, and businesses. Is Morris County rich in educational opportunities? From our highly ranked K-12 public and private schools to the wide range of post-secondary education institutions, Morris County provides access to premier education and training to ensure its residents and working professionals grow, thrive, and ultimately contribute to the success of our community and economy.
Our educational partners and local business community are committed to developing a strong workforce through various programs designed to create awareness and interest in a vast array of career opportunities. The Morris County One-Stop Career Center is focused on ensuring that our existing and future workforce receives the appropriate training. Our primary, secondary schools, local and regional colleges and universities work with local businesses to create relevant and innovative curricula.
Morris County has 152 public schools in 43 districts, which include some of the highest rated districts and schools in the state. There are also 110 private schools, including a wide range of preschools and educational childcare programs as well as alternative, special education, preparatory, and religious schools. The average private school tuition is $10,998 for elementary schools and $14,570 for high schools. Some of the top schools in Morris County are Delbarton, an all-boys Catholic prep school and Villa Walsh Academy, an all-girls Catholic prep school, both of which rank in the top 20 New Jersey private schools according to a study by Niche.com. Other well-known schools include Cheder Lubavitch, a traditional Jewish school, and Morristown-Beard school.
Families with children, working professionals, and retirees residing in Morris County will all find excellent opportunities to pursue a general and specialized education of the highest quality.
County College of Morris
Located in Randolph Township on 222 acres, County College of Morris (CCM) and its satellite location in Morristown provide the residents of Morris County and the surrounding region with an outstanding, affordable education. Today, CCM offers more than 50 associate degree and more than 25 certificate programs, in addition to a wide selection of career and professional programs. The college also has one of the highest graduation and transfer rates among community colleges in New Jersey. Take the time to review our website to find out all that CCM has to offer.
CCM has many diverse student clubs are on campus. These include co-curricular clubs, honor societies, special interest clubs, religious organizations, recreational clubs, service organizations, and governance and planning organizations. Take your pick of the more than 45 currently active student organizations, plus community service opportunities, and activities you won’t want to miss.
For many students, County College of Morris is the first step to meeting their educational and career goals. Upon completion of an associate’s degree, the majority of graduates continue their education towards a Bachelor’s Degree at a four-year institution. County College of Morris graduates have successfully transferred to colleges and universities throughout the state and across the nation. Local universities have partnered with CCM to offer reduced tuition rates, conditional automatic acceptance, and CCM-based four-year degree completion programs for CCM transfer students.
Whether you’re looking to continue your higher education after an interruption, make a transition to a new career, or keep up with the latest developments in your field, County College of Morris (CCM) has some fantastic options.
In today’s ever-changing and often challenging employment market, investing in one’s future can be the best formula for success. CCM’s degree and continuing education programs offer the opportunity to do that while fitting into your busy schedule and at an affordable price.
The College of Saint Elizabeth
CSE is a private Roman Catholic liberal arts college located on 200 beautiful acres in historic Morristown. The College offers 19 baccalaureate degrees, 10 master’s degree programs, and two doctoral programs, and a variety of professional certifications and certificates. Preparation for ministry is offered through the Center for Ministry and Spirituality. Activities on campus include many student-run organizations and a wide variety of social, cultural, service, and athletic events.
CSE’s School of Arts and Sciences offers programs that encourage students to explore the human experience through such activities as classes, lectures, film festivals, museum visits, theatrical and musical performances, and study abroad. Programs in this area promote critical thinking and clear expression of ideas through the study of a wide variety of topics in preparation for varied careers as well as graduate and professional schools.
United by an interest in improving the human and social condition, CSE’s School of Professional Studies offers programs in the social and behavioral sciences as well as pre-professional programs in education and business. These programs of study prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to successfully promote individual growth and positive social change in the 21st century.
For those who are considering continuing their academic studies as an adult, CSE values your work and life experiences and embraces your decision to return to school. With flexible in-class and online courses, a degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth is designed to be within the reach of a busy professional.
Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, NJ, a thriving small town. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer MA and Ph.D. degrees.
The College of Liberal Arts at Drew University, which enrolls more than 1,500 students, is the largest school of a coeducational, independent university and offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in 30 fields. Its faculty, more than 95 percent of whom hold the doctorate or the highest terminal degree in their fields, have been selected for their strong academic credentials, the ability to inspire students, and dedication to teaching and scholarship. Drew is home to 20 NCAA Division III varsity sports as well as over 90 clubs and organizations.
The Theological and Caspersen Schools each offer both Masters and doctoral degrees. Rooted in the Methodist tradition of innovative and bold interpretations of Christian theology and spiritual practices, Drew’s Theological School encourages creative thought and courageous action to advance justice, peace and love of God, neighbor, and the earth. The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, which enrolls 351 graduate students, offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
FDU’s Florham Campus is in Morris County, New Jersey, bridging the towns of Florham Park and Madison. The 178-acre largely residential campus is supported by a strong student life, with active fraternities and sororities, diverse student activities, and dynamic Division III and intramural athletics programs. Resident students are joined in the class by undergraduate commuters and by adult, graduate, and certificate students who choose from hundreds of degrees and certificates, including majors, minors, and concentrations. FDU Florham Student enrollment at consists of over 2,546 undergraduates as well as 859 graduate students.
At the Florham Campus, Becton College offers a challenging core curriculum and a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees across many disciplines in the arts and sciences.
Students enrolled at the Silberman College of Business discover a community of dedicated educators, administrators, and staff that instill a superior level of business management competence by offering distinctive programs that blend academic excellence and practical business knowledge with a global multicultural orientation.
Located in the heart of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences has unveiled a dynamic curriculum incorporating technology, a global perspective and a focus on the future of health care.
The Division of Continuing Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Petrocelli College offers professional development programs and courses for adult learners interested in upgrading their skills, advancing their careers, or pursuing lifelong learning. Several of its course offerings may be used as transfer credits for continuing study in one of Petrocelli College’s undergraduate or graduate degree programs.
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