Ocean County College

Tel: (732)255-0400
  • It is the mission of Ocean County College to foster excellence and a caring environment through its commitment to Offer comprehensive educational programs that develop intentional learners of all ages and ensure the full assessment of student learning in these programs ,provide broadly-based student support, starting from our initial contact with every individual, regardless of his or her unique needs and provide a well-designed campus and facilities with advanced technology.
School Highlights
  • Ocean County College serves 9,296 students (53% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), 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 is Brookdale Community College (22.20 miles away).

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 9,296 has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment9,296 students7,040 students
Ocean County College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio37:134:1
Ocean County College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,927 students3,412 students
Ocean County College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,369 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)
% 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 $4,002 is less than the state average of $6,125. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,970 is less than the state average of $7,667. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,002$6,125
Ocean County College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,970$7,667
Ocean County College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% 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)
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. Our beautiful campus, which embraces 275 acres of gently rising wooded land, includes state-of-the-art facilities arranged around a central mall area. Ocean County has 45 miles of the best, cleanest, white sandy beaches and ocean on the East Coast. It features boardwalks, sailing, fishing, crabbing, swimming and numerous recreational attractions. The college offers degree, certificate, credit, noncredit, transfer, honors, career, licensing, business education training, continuing and professional education programs, day, evening, weekend, off-campus, Internet and distance learning courses. The Co-curricular program is structured as a learning laboratory. Through the offering of various clubs and organizations, as well as the Student Leadership Development Program, learning environments are created which aid students in developing effective human relations skills as well as business skills. The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,125 per year for in-state students and $7,667 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,721 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Union County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.