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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 7,480 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 7,480 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,515
  • Out-state tuition: $7,695
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 615 teachers has grown by 146% over five years.
Ocean County 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
615 staff
439 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Ocean County College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Ocean County College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,480 students
4,639 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Ocean County College and community college average student staff ratio of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
3,735 students
1,960 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,745 students
2,679 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Ocean County College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
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.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
665 students
545 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,735 students
1,960 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Ocean County College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
32 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,745 students
2,504 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
15 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
20 students
% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
13%
24%
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% Black
3%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ocean County College and the percentage of Black community college students in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
74%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ocean County College and the percentage of White community college students in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
8%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ocean County College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score
0.43
0.72
This chart display the diversity score of Ocean County College and the community college average diversity score of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
38%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Ocean County College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.42%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,000
$36,100
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Ocean County College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NJ by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,515 is less than the state average of $5,641. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,695 is less than the state average of $7,756. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,515
$5,641
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Ocean County College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,695
$7,756
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Ocean County College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Tuition Notes
Tuition 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 Aid
60%
77%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Ocean County College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Ocean County College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,938
$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 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
69%
This chart display the percent admitted of Ocean County College and the community college average percent admitted of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered
10 sports
Sports
Baseball, 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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ocean County College cost?

Ocean County College's tuition is approximately $4,515 for In-State students and $7,695 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Ocean County College?

The acceptance rate of Ocean County College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 69%.

What sports does Ocean County College offer?

Ocean County College offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 7,480 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,515
  • Out-state tuition: $7,695
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Verified school update

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