About SCC

Salem Community College is a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredited 2-year institution located in southern NJ.

About SCC


Accreditation is a formal expression of confidence in an institution's actual performance and in its long-range ability to maintain and improve that performance. Institutional accreditation is also an indication that the institution has clearly defined its goals and objectives, has established conditions under which these goals can be attained and has given evidence of attaining them.

Salem Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For more information:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104 

SCC and its academic programs are also approved by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education.




Your SCC is the education epicenter providing personalized, affordable, quality, and empowering education for transfer and workforce.


SCC is the leading, innovative, educational and convening resource committed to enhancing and assuring the prosperity of Salem County’s residents, industry, and government.

Diversity Statement

Salem Community College recognizes its responsibility and commitment to foster an environment of respect, understanding and tolerance among all individuals and groups, with sensitivity for those likely to experience disrespect, abuse and misunderstanding because of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, economic status, or mental or physical challenges.

President's Message

Greetings from Your SCC President,

Community college is very important to the Gorman family. I am a community college graduate. My wife is a community college (SCC) graduate. My daughter is a community college graduate (also SCC).  My mother, after raising a family, returned to community college for her degree. It has been the vehicle to make our personal and professional dreams a reality.    

Serving as the eighth President of your Salem Community College, is a privilege. We are the smallest community college in the New Jersey system, and we use our size to your advantage. The fact that we have a student population of about 1,000 allows us to know your name, to be available when you need us, and to provide personalized services in reaching your dreams.  

Everyone comes to college with career ambitions. They are not always clear at the onset, but they become more defined with each course and learning experience. You may dream of becoming a teacher, a doctor, an engineer, a technician, a nurse, an accountant, a sales manager, a health professional, the list is as long as one’s imagination. We are here to facilitate your goals. You will be the one who does the heavy lifting, as it should be, but we are here to keep you on target, assisting when the load is a bit much, and to making your experience excellent.  

Your College is emblematic of the county. We are affordable, so is Salem County. With the Turnpike, Routes 295, 49, 130, 540, 140, 40 and 49 all converging close to the College, we are easily accessible, as is Salem County. We are close, but not too close, to many population centers such as Wilmington, Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, and Vineland. We hold country values, such as kindness and caring, as well as an honest, almost mid-western work ethic, just as do the people of Salem County. I am proud not only to work in Salem County, but to have lived here for more than 30 years. SCC and Salem County are places to grow professionally and personally. 

I pledge to you, as President of Salem Community College, to greet each day with enthusiasm, to meet every challenge with excitement, and to examine every issue facing us with the interests of our students and Salem County at heart.  

Your Salem Community College is an affordable, quality, and empowering educational opportunity. Let us work with you.

Michael R. Gorman, Ed.D.
President, Salem Community College

President's Message


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