Education News in brief: Fewer law students looking at jobs data

CCC information session July 19

Camden County College will have an information session on Thursday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. at its Blackwood Campus, located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. Attendees can learn about academic programs, financial aid and student life, as well as take a college placement test.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 856-227-7200, ext. 4973, or e-mail

MCCC named top in associate degrees

Montgomery County Community College has been named as one of the Top 50 Associate Degree Producers in three categories by Community College Week magazine. The rankings are based on the number of degrees given.

It is also 21st nationally in Science Technologies and Technicians, 43rd in Education and 38th in Communication, Journalism and Related Programs.

New president at St. Joseph’s University

Kevin Gillespie, S.J., assumed the presidency of Saint Joseph’s University on July 2. A Saint Joseph’s alumnus (’72), Father Gillespie most recently served as associate provost for University Centers of Excellence at Loyola University Chicago.

In addition to his SJU bachelor’s degree in psychology, he has master’s degrees in psychology and divinity, and a Ph.D. in pastoral psychology from Boston University.

“He is the right Jesuit to lead Saint Joseph’s forward and into the future at a time of great momentum for the university,” says Robert Falese, chairman of Saint Joseph’s Board of Trustees.

Fewer law students looking at jobs data

Despite the tight job market for lawyers, only 8 percent of applicants look at job placement data when choosing a school — a quarter as many as those who are concerned with the school’s ranking (32 percent).

A survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep asked: “What is most important to you when picking a law school to apply to?” The school’s ranking was at the top of the list, followed by geographic location (22 percent), academic programming (20 percent) and affordability/tuition (13 percent). metro/jw

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