Brookdale Community College

  • Brookdale Community College is a comprehensive, public community college providing affordable, open access for all individuals to a wide variety of high-quality associate degree and certificate programs, and coursework, for both transfer and vocational entry opportunities.

School Highlights

Brookdale Community College serves 11,489 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.

Top Rankings

Brookdale Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New Jersey for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 670 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
Brookdale Community College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty670 staff445 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

School Calendar

View the Brookdale Community College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • First Day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month June 01, 2022 (Wednesday)

Student Body

The student population of Brookdale Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Brookdale Community College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment11,489 students5,858 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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# Full-Time Students5,303 students2,576 students
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# Part-Time Students6,186 students3,282 students
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% Asian
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
18%
26%
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% Black
9%
14%
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% White
63%
40%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
10%
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Diversity Score0.560.74
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College Completion Rate
28%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,300$36,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,384 is more than the state average of $5,616. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,984 is less than the state average of $7,703. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,384$5,616
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,984$7,703
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid47%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,833$11,242
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,650$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Brookdale Community College, located in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township, is an excellent resource for residents of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The College offers associate (2-year) degrees in over 50 programs, plus noncredit classes in many areas of personal and professional interest. The College was founded in 1967 and is sponsored by the citizens of Monmouth County through the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Brookdale also operates various education sites around Monmouth County. These higher education centers offer local access to Brookdale`s credit and noncredit programs and services, as well as contributing to the economic growth of Monmouth County. In the 30+ years since Brookdale opened its doors, both the College and the County have grown tremendously. The 220-acre main campus in Lincroft today comprises 22 buildings totaling 731,353 square feet, with recent construction including Larrison Hall, the Center for the Visual Arts, the Bankier Library, and a new Student Life Center. The campus also includes a 380-seat Performing Arts Center, an Advanced Technology Center with state-of-the art television and electronic music studios, 10 athletic fields, Brookdale public radio 90.5 The Night, the Children`s Learning Center, and some 60 computer labs with about 1,600 fully networked PCs running all today`s mainstream applications. Brookdale Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting agency for all colleges in the mid-Atlantic region.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Brookdale Community College is Middlesex County College (17.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,616 per year for in-state students and $7,703 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,113 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Eastern International College-Jersey City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.