Stockton University president Harvey Kesselman addresses the gathering, Friday Sep. 23, 2016, at his presidential inauguration ceremony in Galloway Township. Kesselman was a student in the school's inaugural class and now serves as its fifth president. (Michael Ein/Staff Photographer)

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South Jersey schools are being recognized for their achievements in the northern region of the country in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

Rutgers University Camden tied for 25th place and Stockton University in Galloway Township was tied for 41st among the best 187 public and private regional universities in the North, according to the rankings released Tuesday.

Both schools also were named as some of the Best Colleges for Veterans in the North, with Rutgers tied for 10th place and Stockton tied for 23rd. In addition, Rutgers received sixth place for the Top Public Schools among regional universities in the North and Stockton tied for 10th place.

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“This is great news,” Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said.

Kesselman said the ranking and other recent awards recognize efforts by faculty and staff to provide a diverse student body with the skills to succeed in a changing world.

“Our goal is to make a Stockton education more valuable every day,” Kesselman said.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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