Ocean County College

Tel: (7.3)225-5040
9,477 students
Public institution
It is the mission of Ocean County College to foster excellence and a caring environment through its commitment to Offer comprehensive educational programs that develop intentional learners of all ages and ensure the full assessment of student learning in these programs ,provide broadly-based student support, starting from our initial contact with every individual, regardless of his or her unique needs and provide a well-designed campus and facilities with advanced technology.
School Highlights:
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Ocean County College serves 9,477 students (54.22% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
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Ocean County College is the only community colleges within Ocean County, NJ.
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The nearest community college is Brookdale Community College (22.24 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 244 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Ocean County College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 244 staff
61 staff
Ocean County College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,477 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,477 students 1,294 students
Ocean County College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1
Ocean County College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 5,138 students
822 students
Ocean County College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,339 students
1,025 students
Ocean County College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Ocean County College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
Ocean County College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Ocean County College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Ocean County College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Ocean County College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Ocean County College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Ocean County College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Ocean County College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.22 0.53
Ocean County College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,152 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,120 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,152 $5,694
Ocean County College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,120 $10,252
Ocean County College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 57%
Ocean County College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

For more than 40 years, Ocean County College, a public two-year community college sponsored by Ocean County and the State of New Jersey, has provided area residents with the opportunity to benefit from higher education. Ocean County College is located in Toms River, the county seat of Ocean. Our beautiful campus, which embraces 275 acres of gently rising wooded land, includes state-of-the-art facilities arranged around a central mall area. Ocean County has 45 miles of the best, cleanest, white sandy beaches and ocean on the East Coast. It features boardwalks, sailing, fishing, crabbing, swimming and numerous recreational attractions. The college offers degree, certificate, credit, noncredit, transfer, honors, career, licensing, business education training, continuing and professional education programs, day, evening, weekend, off-campus, Internet and distance learning courses. The Co-curricular program is structured as a learning laboratory. Through the offering of various clubs and organizations, as well as the Student Leadership Development Program, learning environments are created which aid students in developing effective human relations skills as well as business skills. The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,489 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,773 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
New Jersey community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Middlesex County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.