Rowan makes deal on taking students in computer studiesThe Philadelphia Inquirer
December 17, 2003
GLASSBORO - As many as 15 qualified Williamstown High School graduates will be guaranteed acceptance each year into Rowan University's computer science program.
Under an agreement signed yesterday between the college and the Monroe Township School District, the students will come from the high school's academy for computer science, which will begin a four-year curriculum next fall.
The university's computer science program accepts about 75 freshmen a year, said Jay Harper, dean of Rowan's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. That means that theoretically Williamstown graduates could fill 20 percent of the freshman slots in any given year.
The accord mirrors one in existence between Rowan and Williamstown for graduates of the high school's engineering academy, now in its fifth year. Under that agreement, the college guarantees acceptance for up to 25 qualified Williamstown graduates per year.