Ocean County College

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  • Ocean County College, an innovative academic leader, provides affordable, student-centered, high quality educational experiences that prepare and empower diverse learners to contribute to and succeed in global societies. OCC invests in and fosters academic, economic, and cultural excellence and ensures financial strength by generating new revenue streams, engaging in national and international university and corporate partnerships, and cultivating a technologically progressive and entrepreneurial spirit.
School Highlights
  • Ocean County College serves 8,377 students (55% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is same as the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Ocean County College is the only community colleges within Ocean County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college to Ocean County College is Brookdale Community College (22.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Ocean County College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 250 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ocean County College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty250 staff234 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Ocean County College has declined by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The Ocean County College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,377 students7,040 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:134:1
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# Full-Time Students4,605 students3,412 students
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# Part-Time Students3,772 students3,628 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Ocean County College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of NJ.
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
13%
19%
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% Black
5%
14%
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% White
69%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
5%
9%
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Diversity Score0.320.70
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College Completion Rate
30%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,000$36,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,515 is less than the state average of $6,125. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,695 is more than the state average of $7,667. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,515$6,125
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,695$7,667
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Tuition NotesTuition and fees are 150.50/credit for in-county students and 256.50/credit for out-of-state students. The above totals are approximate for a full year with Ocean.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%74%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Ocean County College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NJ by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Acceptance Rate100%69%

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Golf,
Lacrosse, Sailing,
Soccer, Softball,
Tennis, Volleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Honor Societies, Recreation Clubs, Student Government Association, Support Groups

Arts and Music Programs:
Performance Clubs
Source: 2016 (or 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.
  • Ocean offers its students a plethora of degree and certificate programs, allowing them to pursue their education with both credit and non-credit classes. Many of our programs are designed to facilitate easy transfer to four-year universities for our students. We offer honors options, career development, courses for licenses, business education training, as well as continuing and professional education programs. Students can find these offerings available during the day, evening, weekend, at off-campus locations, and online. Through our various clubs and organizations, as well as our Student Leadership Development Program, students are able to pursue both personal and professional enrichment.
  • The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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