Office of the President
Welcome to New Jersey’s “Distinctive Public University.”
Since our founding in 1969, Stockton University has remained committed to its mission of excellence in teaching, support of scholarship, and dedication to service. We pursue these goals through an interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides students with a high-quality, diverse educational experience – at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.
We proudly offer the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Our Galloway, N.J. campus includes over 1,600 pristine acres within the Pinelands National Reserve, and is home to two beautiful lakes, scenic nature paths, and wildlife indigenous to the region. We are easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway, and within easy driving distance from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
Stockton was granted “University” status by the state of New Jersey in 2015. The designation more accurately describes our evolution as an institution of higher learning. With more than 50 programs of study, and over 8,700 students, we have become a highly regarded institution in the northeast U.S. Stockton is consistently ranked among the Best Universities/Master’s in the North by U.S. News and World Report, is regularly selected as one of Princeton Review’s Best Northeastern Colleges, and has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best values in public colleges.
Stockton is pledged to offering new educational opportunities throughout the South Jersey region.
A $33.2 million expansion of Stockton’s world-class science facilities is in the works on the Galloway campus, along with a $15.2 million classroom building. This will complete an Academic Quad that will transform the main entrance to the university, providing a central outdoor location for students to study and meet between classes, and a new space for campus events.
A campus in Atlantic City is under construction, with student residences overlooking the beach and boardwalk, parking and an academic building that can accommodate up to 1,800 students. The project is part of a public-private partnership with Atlantic City Development Corp., or AC Devco.
All of Stockton’s new facilities are expected to open for classes in 2018.
In addition, we continue to expand our academic and cultural offerings through our other locations in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine.
As a member of Stockton’s first graduating class, I can personally attest to the quality of education and wonderful opportunities available through Stockton University. Please take time to explore our website and learn more about our academic programs, student services, and campus life. We encourage you to explore everything our site has to offer.
Harvey Kesselman, Ed.D.
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