Brookdale Community College, located in Lincroft, New Jersey, was founded in 1967, and currently maintains education centers in six cities. The school serves over 17,00 students annually and one in three Monmouth County high school graduates attends the school. The school is public, two year institution that provides a variety of programs and services to its community. As a result of the schools dedication to quality education, programs, facilities and services are constantly reviewed and updated as needed to meet the needs of the modern student. The Lincroft campus has 22 buildings, and contains a museum, performing arts center, and a magnet high school operated by the Monmouth County Vocational School District.
Brookdale Community College offers over sixty programs of study that offer academic transfer or career development opportunities and assist students by allowing them to choose the program that best fulfills their academic or professional goals. Academic transfer is realized through the completion of the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education. Once completed the student will apply to a college or university and continue their education by completing the final two years and earning their bachelor's degree. Although transfer to a public institution in New Jersey will be easier through transfer agreements, students may apply to private and out of state institutions though their requirements for admission will vary.
Career programs provide in depth training and education in a specific field. These programs assist the student to develop the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional and perform their duties and responsibilities properly. These programs will combine traditional classroom education with practical courses, allowing students to utilize and perfect methods and techniques used within their field through controlled environments that simulate work settings. These programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree demonstrating competency and allowing for the pursuit of entry level employment.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Brookdale Community College is an open enrollment institution, that allows any individual eighteen years of age or older, or having a high school diploma or equivalent, to enroll through the submission of a completed application and payment of all fees. Students need to supply transcripts and standardized test scores if available, which may be used in lieu of a placement exam. Students are also encouraged to participate in new student orientation to familiarize themselves with campus life, as well as meet with a counselor to discuss goals, curriculum and program enrollment.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the student's aid needs and program eligibility prior to forming a aid packet. Aid must be applied for prior to each academic year and may be chosen at random to supply additional information to be compared to their FAFSA in order to verify its accuracy.
Clubs and Organizations
Brookdale Community College is home to over fifty clubs and organizations, all of which provide students with the opportunity to participate and explore new or pre-existing interests as part of their college experience. Many clubs are used as a forum to socialize, even as the members work together to affect social change, operate student government, explore gaming, or discuss a variety of other topics with the purview of the clubs mission. Students are encouraged to participate in one or more club or organization, as they allow the student to participate in extracurricular activities, meet new individuals, come in contact with new ideas, and to experience campus life outside of a classroom setting.
Clubs and organizations include:
- Biology Club
- Genshiken (Anime) Club
- Chess Club
- Deaf Culture Club
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,900-$3,500
- Out-of-State: $6,500-$7,790
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $150-$180 per unit
- Out-of-State: $300-$360 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||52%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||43%||$5,221|
|Receiving Student Loans||14%||$4,633|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Brookdale Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in New Jersey, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Brookdale Community College||Monmouth County||New Jersey|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1979)
- Find all the other nursing programs in New Jersey
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1998)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Brookdale Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Brookdale Community College.
- Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ (18 miles away)
- Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ (22 miles away)
- Medgar Evers College - CUNY in Brooklyn, NY (25 miles away)
- CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York, NY (28 miles away)
- Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ (28 miles away)