Rowan College of South Jersey has been named as an institutional participant in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) for six consecutive years.
NC-SARA was established to help expand students' access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance learning programs. Two critical components of NC-SARA's mission are:
- to assure students are well-served in a rapidly-changing education landscape, and
- to increase the quality and value of higher education credentials earned through distance learning programs.
These benefits result in increased access to RCSJ allowing the college to make their academic programs more widely available and accept enrollments from students in all states except for California.
“RCSJ is very pleased to participate in SARA. This demonstrates the college's and the college faculty's commitment to excellence in teaching a diverse student population in an online format. We look forward to serving the needs of our students and meeting their academic needs in any way possible," Dr. Brenden Rickards, RCSJ Vice President and Provost, Academic Services.
SARA institutions annually commit to several requirements designed to ensure that courses and programs offered through SARA provide high-quality learning opportunities that can help students reach their goals as well as to ensure appropriate consumer protections for students.
RCSJ offers more than 20 online degrees in high-demand fields. In two years or less, students can enter the workforce armed with a degree and related certificate with little-to-no debt. RCSJ's online classes and programs are transferrable, allowing students to continue for their bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university of their choice.
“Rowan College of South Jersey is keenly aware that we must keep higher education not only accessible but affordable, so RCSJ is committed to creating more online 3+1 degrees that enable students to take their freshman, sophomore, and junior year classes at RCSJ prices followed by their senior year at our flagship partner, Rowan University. This unique partnership allows students to graduate with a bachelor's degree for less than $30,000," said Josh R. Piddington, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Division of Innovation and Technology.
RCSJ Online programs offer affordable tuition, flexible scheduling, 20+ online degrees, online certifications, excellent student support services, transferable credits, and 3+1 programs with our Flagship Partner, Rowan University. Plus, stu dents who graduate with a 2.0+ GPA are automatically accepted into Rowan University. RCSJ's Online Degrees include:
- Business Administration*
- Business Management
COMMUNICATION, IT & JOURNALISM
- Computer Graphic Arts: Game/Interactive Design Option†
- Computer Graphic Arts: Print Design Option†
- Computer Information Systems*
- Digital Marketing*†
HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
- Arts & Sciences
- Arts & Sciences - History Option
- Arts & Sciences - Philosophy Option
- Arts & Sciences - Sociology Option
- Arts & Sciences - Art Option
- Arts & Sciences - Communication Option
- Human Resource Management*†
- Liberal Arts
- Liberal Arts: Social Science Option
MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
- Arts & Sciences - Physics Option
- Chemistry: Pre-PharmD Option
*Designed in popular 7-week course sequence
†Related certificate available
For more information on RCSJ's online degrees, please visit RCSJ.edu/Online.
Rowan College of South Jersey has been approved to participate in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
Visit nc-sara.org for more information.