Richard Stockton College

Stockton University, located in Galloway Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, is a public undergraduate and graduate university of the arts, sciences and professional studies of the New Jersey state system of higher education. The university was named for Richard Stockton, one of the New Jersey signers of the Declaration of Independence.



 Founded in 1969, Stockton accepted its charter class in 1971. At its opening in 1971, classes were held at the Mayflower Hotel in Atlantic City; the campus in Galloway Township began operating late in 1971. Some 8,570 students are enrolled at Stockton, which provides distinctive traditional and alternative approaches to education.


Stockton's academic programs provide opportunities for study in fields including Criminal Justice, Psychology, Environmental Science, Biology, Business, Historical Studies, and Literature. Additionally, courses are offered in emerging fields such as Computational Science, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Homeland Security. Stockton also offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. 


The Career Center stands ready to assist you with anything related to your career development.  Choosing majors or careers, job searching, graduate school applications, connecting with employers - we assist with it all. 

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (7)
Medicine & Health (4)
Business & Management (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)


Student services

The Wellness Center encourages the pursuit of healthier lifestyles, balancing study, family and life commitments – interacting in an environment that fosters positive changes and integrates wellness into the community culture.

Housing services

 Stockton offers a variety of clubs and organizations. This is a great way to meet new people and to find new interests. 

Medical services

The Office of Risk Management & Environment / Health / Safety serves Stockton University by eliminating and/or reducing risk to our most valuable resources, our students, visitors, employees, community, and property.

Student Life

Campus life

The new Campus Center opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 7, 2011. The 154,000-square-foot building was designed as a green, sustainable building that would be an inviting, inclusive and exciting gathering place for the entire community.[6]

Stockton opened a new $39.5-million Unified Science Center with state-of-the-art equipment in September 2013. The 66,350-square-foot, three-story facility expands Stockton’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NAMS), which graduates over 20 percent of all the math and science majors at New Jersey’s public colleges and universities.  

Sports facilities

  • Trustees Memorial Fitness Room
  • I-Wing Weight Rooms 
  • Arena and Gymnasium
  • Locker Rooms
  • Equipment Rental
  • Steam Room

Student clubs

Stockton University is home to more than 130 official student clubs and organizations including a Student Senate. The Office of Student Development oversees all student clubs and organizations.

There are student media organizations, including the Argo, a student-produced newspaper. WLFR 91.7 (Lake Fred Radio) is the FM radio station licensed to Stockton in 1984.SSTV Ch. 14, Stockton Student Television, is Stockton’s on-campus television station. Stockpot Literary Magazine is an annual literary publication featuring art, poetry and writing of Stockton students and alumni. The Stockton yearbook (The Path) is an historical record of the academic year.


Stockton University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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