College Expo 2004 for Adults and Graduate Students

More than 45 Colleges to Participate on Saturday, October 30

Teaneck, NJ (October 15, 2004) — For the first time, adults and graduate students will be able to attend a regional college fair designed exclusively for them. This is an opportunity for adults to investigate the hundreds of educational programs available to them in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area and beyond.

More than 40 colleges and universities, most of them located in New Jersey and New York, will come together under the sponsorship of the Higher Education Consortium of the NY Metropolitan Area and offer College Expo 2004, an adult and graduate student college fair, on Saturday, October 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The fair is free and will be held in Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Center, University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, NJ. College Expo 2004 is supported by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.

Adults have a variety of goals when they consider continuing their education. For some, it is a graduate degree while others want to complete an undergraduate degree that was side-tracked by employment or family obligations. Many are ready to start a college program for the first time and others are interested in specialized certificate programs.

This regional college fair gives adults an efficient and convenient way to talk to representatives of more than 45 colleges and universities in the area and learn about the programs that fit their needs and goals.

Regional college fairs for high school students have been a valuable part of the educational landscape for many years. Individual colleges hold fairs or open houses for adults on a regular basis, but this is the first regional college fair for adults only.

During the fair, workshops will be held on “Issues Facing the Returning Adult Student” and “Financial Aid for Adults.”

Participating colleges and universities include American University, Baruch College/CUNY, Berkeley College, Bloomfield College, Brooklyn College, Bryn Mawr College, Caldwell College, Catholic University, College of New Rochelle, College of Saint Elizabeth, DeVry University, Dominican College, Excelsior College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician College, Fordham University, Hawaii Pacific University, Hofstra University, John Jay college, Iona College, Manhattanville College, Marist College, Marywood College, Mercy College, Metropolitan College of NY, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey City University, New School University, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute of Technology, New York Medical College (Public Health), New York University, Pace University, Ramapo College, Rider University, Rutgers University, Sacred Heart University, Seton Hall University, St. John’s University, St. Thomas Aquinas College, St. Peter’s College, Stevens Institute, Syracuse University, University of Phoenix On-Line, Wagner College.

FDU’s Rothman Center is located off Hackensack Avenue in Hackensack, NJ, close to Route 4 and just five miles from the George Washington Bridge. Information and driving directions are available by calling Andrew Nelson at 201 692 2551 or visiting

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Gretchen Johnson

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Mailstop H-DH3-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

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Madison, NJ 07940
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