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 14,144 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Brookdale Community College is the only community colleges within Monmouth County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college to Brookdale Community College is Middlesex County College (17.8 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 513 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Brookdale Community College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty513 staff234 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Brookdale Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Brookdale Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment14,144 students7,040 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:134:1
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# Full-Time Students6,899 students3,412 students
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# Part-Time Students7,245 students3,628 students
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% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
10%
19%
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% Black
7%
14%
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% White
75%
48%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
9%
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Diversity Score0.420.70
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College Completion Rate
22%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,300$36,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,384 is more than the state average of $6,125. 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 $7,667. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,384$6,125
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,984$7,667
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid49%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,950$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (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.

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