Rowan University “3+1” Program Supports Tech Industry Growth

Rowan University added two new majors to their curriculum to meet the business community’s needs for skilled technologists.

“Engineering jobs are still rising but the technology jobs are rising just as fast, if not faster,” said Anthony Lowman, Dean of Rowan University’s Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering.

The two majors in electrical engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology will be available at the Mount Laurel campus of Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) community college.

The majors are a part of the “3+1” program, a partnership that launched in 2017 allowing students to attend RCBC college for 3 years, then students transfer to Rowan University for their final year.

The program has saved their recent graduating class of 100 students $3.3 million in student debt, roughly $33,000 each.

In 2018, Rowan University was ranked the sixth fastest growing college in the U.S. by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac of Higher Education. This ranking was due to doubling enrollment and low tuition.