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COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY TO OFFER FOUR-YEAR DEGREES

CRANFORD – In a time when equity is paramount, Union County College and Montclair State University have announced a partnership to provide access to a high-quality and convenient four-year education to students. Beginning in Fall 2022, students may pursue their baccalaureate degree with Montclair State University on Union County College’s Scotch Plains Campus.  

Students learning at the new University Center in Scotch Plains.

Union’s Scotch Plains Campus is home to the University Center, a destination campus with several four-year university partners where they will offer specific degree programs that support employment opportunities for our graduates. Montclair State University is slated offer bachelor’s degrees in Business, Communication, and Computer Science, as well as graduate degrees in Business and Educational Leadership. Montclair State University will grant priority registration to Union graduates.

“We are happy to partner with Montclair State University to provide additional opportunities for our students. Now, Union County College graduates will be able to conveniently and affordably pursue their bachelor’s degree with Montclair right here in Union County, at the University Center on our Scotch Plains Campus. Helping our students achieve their dreams is our top priority,” stated Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin.

The College has completed significant renovations for the Scotch Plains Campus. This includes additional state of the art technology-enhanced classrooms, lecture hall, seminar and conference rooms, science laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, and new study spaces for students.

“We are excited that this partnership not only strengthens our relationship with Union County College, but represents a major step forward in meeting the needs of students who seek an affordable and accessible college education,” says Montclair President Jonathan Koppell. “Offering options that complement our traditional model of in-person, on-campus learning needs to be part of Montclair’s future and the future of higher education.”

Montclair joins Kean University and Saint Peter’s University as partners with the College at the Scotch Plains University Center. Presently, Kean offers three baccalaureate programs including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Supply Chain Management. Saint Peter’s will offer baccalaureate programs in Biology and Health Sciences. Future partnerships with additional institutions and programs are pending.

For more information on Union’s University Center at the Scotch Plains Campus, visit www.ucc.edu/universitycenter.