Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1597
Tel: (732)224-2345
  • 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 51%.
  • Brookdale Community College is the only community colleges within Monmouth County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college is Middlesex County College (17.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 513 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Brookdale Community College (NJ) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 513 staff 234 staff
Brookdale Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 14,144 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,144 students 7,040 students
Brookdale Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 34:1
Brookdale Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 6,899 students 3,412 students
Brookdale Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 7,245 students 3,628 students
Brookdale Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Brookdale Community College Enrollment Breakdown NJ All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Brookdale Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Brookdale Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Brookdale Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Brookdale Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Brookdale Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Brookdale Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.42 0.69
Brookdale Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Brookdale Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $37,300 -
Brookdale Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,384 is more than the state average of $6,250. 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 $7,839. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,384 $6,250
Brookdale Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,984 $7,839
Brookdale Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 49% 75%
Brookdale Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,950 -
Brookdale Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 -
Brookdale Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,250 per year for in-state students and $7,839 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,294 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Union County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.