The New Jersey Council of County College was created by state statue in 1989.

The New Jersey Center for Student Success established in October 2012 by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, works on behalf of the state’s 18 community colleges to more effectively assist students in achieving college completion. Grants from the Fund for New Jersey and the PSE&G Foundation helped to launch the Center.


Working with New Jersey’s 18 community colleges, the Center fosters COLLABORATION and facilitates COMMUNICATION by CONVENING campus leaders, all for the purpose of promoting COHERENCE, CONTINUITY, and CATALYTIC CHANGE on statewide student success initiatives.


The Center received national acclaim when it was awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation in 2014 and invited to join the National Student Success Center Network. In addition to New Jersey, the National Student Success Center Network consists of Student Success Centers in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. The National Student Success Center Network is organized by Jobs for the Future, a policy-based organization located in Boston and Washington, D.C.

In addition to Funding from the Kresge Foundation, the PSE&G Foundation and the Fund for New Jersey, the Center is also funded by the Prudential Foundation and the State Street Foundation and receives programmatic support from the State of New Jersey, the Office of the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education, Jobs for the Future, the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Education Association, Kean University, and Rutgers University-Newark.


The New Jersey Center for Student Success is located at the New Jersey Council of County Colleges offices in Trenton.

Map of New Jersey County Colleges