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5 College Senior

Academic Experience: This culinary program at Atlantic Cape is the best in New Jersey. The program is the right workload and the curriculum covers a broad spectrum of many things culinary. Job opportunities are abundant with the casinos/shore being so close, and then Philadelphia on the other side.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The academics are plentiful. There are many different interesting classes that students can take. The professors are there for you, and really want to see you succeed.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I like the academics at my school. Professors use current events and relate them to the curriculum. Classes are interesting and professors are very passionate about their class

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: The Culinary Arts major is great, fun, hands on, and educational. I love this program because its an art that you can taste.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: The academics offered at my school varies from art to business. There is a limited amount of programs to choose from but my academic experience has been a good one.

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Atlantic Cape Community College has a reputation as a great starter school. The professors teach their students many basics required for college in general, such as how to write in MLA format or how to do a proper lab. Students earning a degree have a large amount of classes that they can take, and many individuals get a lot of oppurtunities for success earning community college degrees in business, culinary arts, and literature. Students that are looking for classes directly relating to more advanced majors, such as engineering and social sciences, may want to look elsewhere for a specialty college.

The professors at Atlantic Cape Community College are very qualified and are willing to help their students achieve their educational goals. A typical professor will know all of his/her students by name by the end of a course; they have advanced knowledge of what they are trying to teach their pupils and will provide in-depth lessons and discussions.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
23:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
102
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
338
Full-Time Retention Rate
63%
Part-Time Retention Rate
41%
Transfer-Out Rate
15%
Graduation Rate
18%
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Certificate
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Programs/Majors Offered
20
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: Unknown
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Unknown
  • Police and Criminal Science: Unknown
  • Registered Nursing (RN): Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: No
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: No
Class Sizes
The average class size on most of Atlantic Cape campuses is 18-20 students. Because of the smaller class sizes, the courses are more intimate, and students often get to know their professors and their peers better.
Student/Professor Relationships
Because Atlantic Cape Community College has smaller average class sizes, students can expect to have a relationship with their professors. The professors will, by the end of the course, often greet their students by name and will encourage questions about assignments.
Testing & Grading Procedures
Typically, class grades are divided up between attendence/participation, tests, and multiple assignments both in and out of classes (such as papers). Some professors grade heavily based on midterms and finals, but it depends on the class.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
A typical lecture normally consists of a medium to long lesson about a specific topic by the professor, often followed by activities and other learning aids. Some professors quiz students on reading assignments or lessons for a grade.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
Every course is pretty straightforward. The course workload is average and depends on the professor, as well as the difficulty of the work. Notices for upcoming tests are always given well in advance, and class projects are usually fun and interesting. In most classes, the professor is very helpful and encourages questions or group work.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Many incoming students expect their classes to be as easy as they were in high school, but they are harder and much more complex.
  • More than one online class can be taken at a time.
Tips to Succeed
  • Be on time for class, and be prepared.
  • Take good notes and, if applicable, check Blackboard often for changes in schedules or for quiz dates.
Full-Time Faculty
105
Female Faculty
58%
Male Faculty
42%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 2%
Hispanic: 6%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 88%
Unknown: 0%
Average Faculty Salary
$61,516
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes

Student Polls

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?    Based on 42 responses

  • 28% Applicable to the real world
  • 24% Learned a lot of new things
  • 21% Will advance my career
  • 12% Learned a few new things
  • 9% Will help me switch careers
  • 3% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 2% Waste of time

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