The final night of pageantry will be broadcast live on the East Coast on the ABC television network and 9 p.m. ET, with a delayed broadcast for the West Coast and 9 p.m. PT.
Preliminary talent, evening gown, swimsuit and interview competitions are scheduled for Sept. 10-11.
The celebration lasts almost two weeks, with plenty of photo opportunities for photographers and stories for journalists.
The competition itself will be at Boardwalk Hall. Much of the schedule will be announced later, but a "Show us Your Shoes Parade" is scheduled for Sept. 14 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
“We are so excited to announce the date and sincerely thank Governor Chris Christie and the State of New Jersey and Atlantic City for their help in bringing Miss America home," Sam Haskell III, chairman of the Miss America Organization said in a prepared statement. "We look forward to creating an incredible new era for our organization as we return to Atlantic City on Sept. 15, live on ABC. We are now looking forward to creating the most-exciting television event ever for Miss America’s return home with the support of our network partner ABC - we know it will be a spectacular television event.”
Ratings for the Miss America broadcast have increased each year since it returned to ABC.
Those wanting to attend the pageant live will be able to buy tickets beginning in May.
More than 12,000 young women compete in Miss America preliminary pageants at the local and state levels each year, according to pageant officials.
In recent years, the pageant has been held in Las Vegas. Traditionally associated with Atlantic City, the pageant signed a multi-year agreement earlier this year to hold it in New Jersey.