Founded 1969, Mahwah
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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state's premier public liberal arts college. Ramapo has been named among the top three and Number One among the public institutions in New Jersey in College Choice's ranking for 2017-2018. The College is listed in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine as among the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges," which noted Ramapo as among the top five colleges in the nation that boast the lowest average debt for its students upon graduation. The College also is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Regional Public Universities North category and is listed by the Princeton Review. Ramapo is recognized as a "Military Friendly School" by Victory Media and is featured on CollegesofDistinction.com for excellence in student-focused higher education.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the college offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools comprising more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs.
Ramapo College joins an elite group of institutions with less than five percent of business schools worldwide earning the accreditation distinction of its business degree program by the Board of Directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Additional accreditations include: the Social Work Program (Council on Social Work Education), the Chemistry Program (American Chemical Society), the Nursing Program (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing), the Teacher Education Program (Teacher Education Accreditation Council), and the Teacher Certification Program, approved by the State of New Jersey.
Dr. Peter P. Mercer became the College's fourth president on July 1, 2005. Ramapo College, like all state colleges and universities in New Jersey, is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor. William F. Dator, who was instrumental in originally siting the College in its idyllic location, is chair of the board.
Updated May 2018