CCM ranked best school for transferring to 4-year school in N.J.

The County College of Morris was recently rated as the best for transfer students in New Jersey, according to, an independent website studying higher education.

The rating is based on the transfer agreements CCM holds with colleges and universities across the state and nation. CCM has more than 170 transfer agreements to ease the process for students who want to earn an associate, then a bachelor’s degree.

According to CCM officials, more than 70% of CCM graduates transfer to earn their bachelor’s degree within three years of graduation — enrolling in schools from the Ivy League to New Jersey’s top colleges and universities.

“CCM has worked diligently over the last several years to increase the number of transfer agreements it holds with other institutions to ensure our students can seamlessly continue with their higher education,” Bette Simmons, vice president of student development and enrollment management, said. “We are proud to have received this recognition as additional proof of the high-quality and supportive education students obtain at CCM so they can meet their educational and life goals.

CCM officials note the transfer process can go both ways.

CCM also enrolls a large number of students each year who began at another institution and then decided the community college was a better fit for starting their higher education. Over the past three years, students have transferred to CCM from more than 500 other schools.

Along with this latest distinction from Intelligent, the college earned more than a dozen national and state rankings in 2021. Included among those, CCM is ranked No. 1 for associate degrees by Intelligent, in the top 1.8% of the Best Community Colleges in the nation by Academic Influence, No. 1 in alumni salaries by Payscale and No. 1 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Associate Degree School in New Jersey by Business Degree Central.