• 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 10,438 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,438 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,384
  • Out-state tuition: $6,984
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Brookdale Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 670 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
Brookdale Community College
(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
670 staff
439 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Brookdale Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Brookdale Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,438 students
4,464 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,783 students
1,906 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,655 students
2,679 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
824 students
545 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,783 students
1,960 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
32 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,655 students
2,504 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
20 students
% Asian
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
14%
24%
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% Black
7%
13%
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% White
68%
44%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
8%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score
0.51
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
13.15%
7.31%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.42%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,300
$36,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,384 is more than the state average of $5,173. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,984 is less than the state average of $7,364. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$6,384
$5,173
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,984
$7,364
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
52%
77%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,000
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,000
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
69%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Brookdale Community College cost?

Brookdale Community College's tuition is approximately $6,384 for In-State students and $6,984 for Out-State students.

What is Brookdale Community College's ranking?

Brookdale Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New Jersey for: Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,438 students
  • In-state tuition: $6,384
  • Out-state tuition: $6,984
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,173 per year for in-state students and $7,364 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,268 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Assumption College for Sisters. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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