About Sussex

Nestled in the heart of Sussex County, New Jersey, Sussex County Community College is a gem amidst rolling hills, lush forests, and tranquil ponds.

SCCC is an accredited, comprehensive two-year community college that sits on 167 beautiful acres with three ponds and 12 academic buildings. A short distance from the main campus is the SCCC McGuire Technical Education Center located on Main Street in Newton, NJ. Additionally, a satellite location is located at Vernon High School in Vernon, NJ.

Sussex delivers over 38 programs designed to transfer to four-year institutions and 31 career and technical programs intended for students to enter the workforce directly to support the region’s economic prosperity. The College also offers 18 professional certificates to build on a student’s current or future credentials. 

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The College has grown tremendously in its enrollment, academic and career programs, and facilities. At Sussex, we offer many of the amenities and advantages of a large institution combined with the unique benefits of a smaller college.

Our class sizes are modest, giving you the opportunity for a quality, personal education where you can get to know our caring professors. Our faculty and staff dedicate themselves to ensuring your education and experience at Sussex are a priority.


Sussex County Community College will be a leader in NJ Higher Education as a premier provider of 21st-century learning opportunities, professional training, and skills development to meet the needs of the people of our community in a globally competitive environment.

Mission Statement

Sussex County Community College provides a dynamic college experience to a diverse community of students that supports the economic prosperity of the region through lifelong learning, and high-quality academic and occupational programs, in an accessible and supportive environment to ensure student success.

College Core Values

  • Student Centeredness – Putting students first.
  • Academic Excellence – Ensuring a quality academic experience.
  • Integrity – Acting with transparency and ethics in all that we do.
  • Quality Workplace – An environment that attracts and maintains the highest quality faculty and staff.
  • Innovation – Building on successes, investing in technology, and embracing change.
  • Diversity – Creating an environment that cultivates civility and respect.
  • Environmental & Fiscal Stewardship – Respecting our responsibility to the community.

Strategic Plan 2022-2026 The Sussex Strategic Plan featuring the Library and Science Building, Smiling Students, a Classroom, and Graduates

  • Student Enrollment & Success
    To attract and retain a diversity of students with programs and an institutional culture that guides students in the development of their goals in order to maximize success during their next step.
  • Academic Effectiveness
    To utilize best practices in placement, classroom assessment, and instructional methods to maximize and encourage student success.
  • Partnerships & Relationships
    To develop and strengthen partnerships that are consistent with the College mission by continually responding to the needs of students and community stakeholders.
  • Campus Atmosphere
    To cultivate a welcoming culture of positive regard that emphasizes personal connection, compassion, and free speech to support all stakeholders in the college community.
  • Innovation
    To foster a risk-taking, pathfinding, and action-oriented culture that empowers teams and individuals to deliver the College mission in a changing world.

Download the full Sussex County Community College Strategic Plan 2022-2026.


Sussex County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.