History and Facts

Sussex County Community College was authorized as a College Commission by the New Jersey State Board of Higher Education in 1981, and we opened our doors in 1982. In 1988 we achieved Candidacy for Accreditation status with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We were founded as a Comprehensive College in 1992 and received full accreditation in 1993.

In 1989, college leaders had the foresight to purchase land and buildings that were formerly the home of Don Bosco College. The 167-acre property was an educational institution with existing classrooms, office space, three ponds, and a campground. The campus has since become a landmark for a new era of education and community enrichment in Sussex County and northwestern New Jersey.

Since 1998, we have grown beyond expectations, not only in student numbers but in academic and career programs, personnel, and buildings.