Woodland Park, NJ Colleges

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Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson) is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 11,819, reflecting an increase of 832 (+7.6%) from the 10,987 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5 (+0.0%) from the 10,982 counted in the 1990 Census.

Woodland Park was formed as a borough under the name West Paterson, by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 25, 1914, from portions of Little Falls Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1914.

On November 4, 2008, the citizens of West Paterson voted to change the official name of the borough from West Paterson to Woodland Park. The new name retains the initials "W.P." and is a reference to the community's wooded areas. At a November 10, 2008, community meeting attended by 200 residents, a number of residents demanded that a recount be held if the official results showed that the measure had passed. In case the recount demand was unsuccessful, the group discussed filing a petition to change the name back to West Paterson, including discussion of how to raise the $33,000 needed to cover the cost of a special election in spring 2009 for voters to reconsider the name. By November 25, 2008, the provisional vote counts had been tallied, and the name change won by 25 votes. The Mayor and Council approved Resolution R08-253 at the council meeting on Dec. 17, changing the borough's name to the Borough of Woodland Park, effective Jan. 1, 2009. A referendum held on November 3, 2009 affirmed the name change.

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Schools in and around Woodland Park, NJ

Name
Fortis Institute
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Berkeley College-Woodland Park
Four or more years; Private for profit; $20,700 average out-state tuition; $20,700 average in-state tuition
Montclair State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,438 average out-state tuition; $7,690 average in-state tuition
Capri Institute of Hair Design-Clifton
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Dover Business College
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $14,535 average out-state tuition; $14,535 average in-state tuition
Passaic County Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,030 average out-state tuition; $3,015 average in-state tuition
Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit

Woodland Park, NJ Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship $2,000 February 10, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017