Ocean County College

Tel: 7322550400
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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).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 250 teachers has grown by 10% 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
Ocean County College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Ocean County College has declined by 16% 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 grown by 45% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,377 students7,040 students
Ocean County College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:134:1
Ocean County College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,605 students3,412 students
Ocean County College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,772 students3,628 students
Ocean County College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Ocean County College Enrollment Breakdown NJ All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Ocean County College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Ocean County College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Ocean County College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Ocean County College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
Ocean County College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Ocean County College Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.320.70
Ocean County College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Ocean County College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,000$36,100
Ocean County College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Ocean County College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,695$7,667
Ocean County College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
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%
Ocean County College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$10,000
Ocean County College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Ocean County College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%69%


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,


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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