Rutgers University has formed a new partnership to offer university classes at a New Jersey military base.
Sixty students are already enrolled in the program at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County.
Wendell Pritchett, chancellor of Rutgers Camden, said having the classes at the base makes it easier for military personnel to pursue a college degree. It also provides a new opportunity for area residents.
“The base, you know, is in a relatively rural area in the middle of the state,” said Pritchett. “So access to university opportunities is limited there and, we’re very excited about providing that access.”
A degree in liberal arts and certificates in homeland security are now offered. Pritchett said other programs, including international studies and political science, may be added.