Stockton University is a modern public institution situated in Galloway Township, New Jersey, which places arts, sciences and professional studies at its core. It is named after Richard Stockton, one of the 56 to sign the United States Declaration of Independence.
Previously Stockton State College and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, it has been able to confer university degrees since 2015, when it acquired its current name.
Stockton has awarded postgraduate degrees since the late 1990s. Its Holocaust Resource Centre, which contains reams of archives and artefacts, is one of the first in a public university. The institution also offers a holocaust and gender studies master’s and holocaust education teacher training courses.
Stockton’s 2,000 acre campus is one of the largest in the North East. Slightly inland from the Atlantic Ocean, the university is 50 miles south east of Philadelphia, 60 miles south of Trenton, New Jersey’s state capital, and 100 miles south of New York City. It forms part of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, the first national reserve in the country, which comprises farms, forests, villages and wetlands.
Santiago Solari, the former Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Internazionale footballer who won Spanish and Italian league titles plus the Champions League during a professional career spent mostly on the left wing, is one of the most notable Stockton alumni. Another is Katrina Law, the actor best known for her roles in Spartacus and Vengeance.