Degree Advantage

Commit to Your Success

Starting your college career at Sussex and graduating with your associate degree, before transferring, will give you the Degree Advantage! Save on tuition and graduate with little or no debt.

Why Degree Completion is Important

  • Students hold a recognized higher education degree or certificate
  • Students will be prepared! People change jobs up to 10 times in their working lives—and when you have a college degree you have “The Advantage.”
  • The future labor market will require even more college graduates, economists predict.
  • Degree completion shows future employers or college admissions officials that students are serious about their marketability, education, and future.
  • Many successful people credit their associate degree as the foundation of their career achievement and the turning point in their lives.

Transfer as a Junior

The New Jersey Transfer Agreement guarantees your credits from a completed associate degree will transfer seamlessly to a bachelor’s degree program at any of New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities. Receiving your associate degree before you transfer also improves the likelihood you’ll be accepted at an out-of-state university. Sussex graduates have transferred to hundreds of private colleges throughout the country. Speak with our transfer counselor to help you with the process.

Smart Savings

Nearly 50% of all college students start their education at community colleges to take advantage of the exceptional value we offer. Check out this chart and see how starting at Sussex can add up to substantial savings in earning your bachelor’s degree. 

A savings chart showing the comparison of tuition from SCCC, 4 year state college and private college.

Boost Your GPA

Taking classes first at Sussex can help you improve your grade point average. Our open-door admissions policy allows students to be accepted regardless of past academic performance, giving you the opportunity to show four-year institutions you are serious about your education. 

Earn a Scholarship

The Foundation at Sussex offers up to $120,000 in scholarship money each year which helps you build your transcript and academic achievements.

Alumni Success - Sussex students who graduate with an associate degree and transfer to a four-year college or university receive exactly the same diplomas as those students who spend all four years - and a lot more money - at a four-year college.