About Sussex

Nestled in the heart of Sussex County in Newton, New Jersey, Sussex County Community College offers students a quality education at a fraction of the cost of most four-year institutions.

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

Transfer Degrees

SCCC offers diverse programs and certificates to cater to different educational and career goals. With over 38 programs designed for transfer to four-year institutions, students can start their academic journey and then smoothly transition to a four-year college or university to continue their studies. This pathway can be helpful for those who want to save on tuition costs or explore their options before committing to a specific institution.

Career and Technical Degrees

Additionally, SCCC offers 32 career and technical programs, which are geared towards providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the workforce directly after completing their studies. These programs can be an excellent choice for individuals who want to pursue specific careers and gain practical experience in their chosen fields.

Professional Certificates

Furthermore, the College's 18 professional certificates allow students to enhance their credentials or prepare for future career advancements. These certificates can be valuable for individuals looking to specialize in a particular area or demonstrate expertise in a specific skill set.

SCCC has over 2800 students who attend the institution from high school to non-traditional age.

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Strategic Plan

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

High-Quality Academic and Occupational Programs
GOAL: High-Quality Academic and Occupational Programs GOAL: To strengthen and support high-quality academic and occupational programs through a comprehensive teaching and learning experience which fosters student success.

Accessible and Supportive Environment
GOAL: To provide an accessible, inclusive, and supportive environment that fosters a holistic approach to academic and student support resources for the success of all students.

Dynamic College Experience
GOAL: To offer a unique, robust college experience including engaging campus life, athletics, and clubs to strengthen the student experience.

Lifelong Learning
GOAL: To foster a community-wide culture that promotes scholarly inquiry, professional development, and academic research.

Inclusive College Community
GOAL: To embrace and strengthen an inclusive culture that values all members of the community.

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.

MSCHE Accreditation Statement