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Atlantic County
New Jersey

Economic Development

1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609-343-2223
info@acbiz.org

 

Facts & StatsFacts and Stats
  • Atlantic Cape Community College enrolls more than 6,500 credit students.
  • Key first step in developing an Arts District in Atlantic City, Stockton University’s non-profit corporation will operate the historic Dante Hall of the Performing Arts.
  • Atlantic Cape Community College granted $2 million to support the construction of a Technology Studies Institute.
  • New Jersey’s fourth and eighth grade students ranked among the best in the nation in standardized test scores for reading and math. 1

Education

Atlantic County is home to a nationally recognized university, a comprehensive community college, a blue ribbon technical high school, and outstanding public, private and charter schools.

Stockton University
Ranked at #9 among public Regional Universities of the North by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 edition of "America's Best Colleges." Stockton's expansion plans serve as an economic driver for our region with a $100 million investment fund and a 17% increase in enrollment during the past 10 years. It is an undergraduate and graduate university of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Its main campus is located in Galloway Township. Construction of the much anticipated Stockton campus in Atlantic City will begin in 2016 as part of the Atlantic City Gateway Project. The $121 million beachfront campus will include a residence hall to accommodate 500 students and a 56,000 sq. ft. academic building.

Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College
Expanded its facilities with a new $44 million state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building,  student center and a Hospitality Center. Its Casino Career Institute and Academy of Culinary Arts are both critically acclaimed. In addition, the college has secured a $2 million Economic Development Administration grant that will be used toward the construction of an Aviation Institute whichwill help provide a trained workforce to further strengthen the aviation industry in the county.

Atlantic Cape offers opportunities at three campuses. The main campus is centrally located in Mays Landing. Additional campuses can be found in Atlantic City and in Cape May County.

Atlantic Cape has partnerships with Farleigh Dickinson, Rutgers and Stockton University to provide opportunities for local residents to continue their education while staying close to home. These partnerships create a seamless education from high school through the bachelor’s degree for selected programs and increases the pool of well-educated workers able to contribute to southern New Jersey’s economic expansion.  In addition, the college has transfer agreements in various courses of study with over 30 other colleges and universities.

Atlantic County Institute of Technology
The most comprehensive technical education facility in Atlantic County. Situated on a 58-acre campus in the Hamilton Business Park in Mays Landing, the Institute of Technology is the school of choice for approximately 900 students, about 700 of which are high school students. The remainder of the population is comprised of post-secondary or adult students, most of whom have returned to school to seek a career change. The school also offers part-time classes for adults.

Atlantic County is home to many top rated private and charter schools including St. Augustine Preparatory School (all boys), Holy Spirit High School and Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts.

The following schools have received sustainability grants totaling $22,000:

  • Egg Harbor Township School District
  • Eugene A. Tighe Middle School, Margate City
  • Galloway Township Middle School

For more information on public schools in Atlantic County view the Atlantic County Public School Directory

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