Raising And Preserving An Educated Workforce.
When it comes to education, Hunterdon County is at the top of its class. The County’s high schools have consistently been recognized by some of the nation’s most notable organizations including Newsweek, The Washington Post, NJ Monthly and The New Jersey Department of Education. Couple this with the fact that the county is within 30 miles of many of the country’s top colleges and universities—including the number one university in the nation (Princeton University) and the State University of NJ (Rutgers), and you’ll see why Hunterdon County doesn’t just nurture excellence, it attracts it. The County is a magnet for businesses and individuals who want to be the best they can be—today, tomorrow and into the future.
Hunterdon County serves nearly 20,000 students across its 27 school districts and employs a staff of more than 3,400 professionals. In addition to traditional learning opportunities, there has been a steady increase in alternative, vocational and special needs education throughout the County and that continues to grow—making Hunterdon County a smart choice all around. Explore Hunterdon County School Districts
Preparing for Success
The Hunterdon County Vocational School District (HCVSD) offers unique opportunities to many high school students. HCVSD’s 4 high-school academies give students the chance to jump start their careers by earning college credits, participating in internships and mentorships and joining career-focused extracurricular organizations that offer them the chance to compete for scholarships.
HCVSD also offers a host of shared-time career and technical education programs for high school students and a variety of adult and continuing education courses.
Higher Education Within Reach
Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is a two-year accredited college located in Branchburg, New Jersey. It offers more than 90 associate degree and certification programs—both online and in the classroom. Its “University Center” also offers degree completion programs from a number of educational partners, including Rutgers University.
Raritan Valley Community College’s Small Business Development Center invites businesses—large and small—to come together for training, meetings and continuing education. RVCC also works with county businesses to place driven, talented students in internships and employment where they gain real-world experience and support the growing economy and target industries of the County.
With access to nationally acclaimed colleges, universities and K-12 school systems, Hunterdon County provides a growing number of businesses with a highly trained and educated workforce. Visit our workforce page to learn more about our talent pool.
Hunterdon County is within close proximity to several of the nation’s top universities:
Miles from Hunterdon County to:
The College of NJ
Raritan Valley Community College