2nd New Jersey college affiliates with Rowan University

A second New Jersey community college has changed its name as part of a new partnership with Rowan University.

Under the deal, the former Burlington County College is now Rowan College at Burlington County. The trustees of both schools approved the deal on Wednesday.

The former Gloucester County College had already made similar change to create a formal bond with the fast-growing state institution.

Under the deal, students at the community college who complete their associate degrees and certain requirements will be accepted automatically to Rowan.

Glassboro-based Rowan University will also offer some classes at the Mount Laurel campus of the community college.

Governance of the schools will remain separate.

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