Montclair State University and Bloomfield College on October 26, 2022, announced a merger of the two institutions, advancing plans to create “Bloomfield College of Montclair State University.”
The College will continue to operate independently, but in close collaboration with Montclair, through the 2022-2023 academic year, and until it is officially part of the University. The goal is for the merger to be completed on or before June 30, 2023.
Bloomfield students enrolled at the time of the merger will be able to continue their education without interruption or additional costs.
Bloomfield President Marcheta P. Evans shared her enthusiasm and her confidence in Montclair’s commitment to Bloomfield College and maintaining its mission, legacy and name. “Bloomfield College of Montclair State University will support and serve our current and future students by providing a transformative educational experience with access to the University’s abundant resources,” Evans said.
Montclair State University President Jonathan Koppell says the University intends for the College to continue to offer a transformative education with an emphasis on first-generation students from a diversity of backgrounds, empowering them to attain academic, personal and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society.
“Students enrolled at Bloomfield College will benefit from a distinctive educational environment offering a supportive, small-college experience enhanced by the resources of a comprehensive public research university,” Koppell said. “This partnership could serve as a new national model for how institutions with similar missions can innovate through integration and become partners in ensuring student success instead of competitors.”