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765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1597
p. 732-224-2345
w. www.brookdalecc.edu

Brookdale Community College

Brookdale Community College Rating: 4.3/5 (8 votes)

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Introduction

Founded in 1967, Brookdale Community College (BCC) in Lincroft, NJ is regularly ranked in the top 50 community colleges in the country. One of the largest institutions of higher learning in the Garden State, the school is a member of the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity network, which allows students from Monmouth and Ocean Counties to complete studies up to a master’s degree without leaving the area.

This is a comprehensive college with many choices in subjects for students to pursue — currently, BCC is awarding 2-year associate degrees in over 50 programs along with offering many noncredit courses for students to enroll in to enrich their lives and develop new skills.

The campus continues to grow and develop new buildings, such as a Center for the Visual Arts and a new Fitness Center, and is dedicated towards maintaining a high-quality educational experience along with exposing students to the arts and giving them a creative edge in their futures.

Academics

Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts and Associate in Applied Science Degrees are offered and with the exception of AAS degrees – which prepare students directly for the workplace – students transfer to baccalaureate institutions to complete their four-year degrees.

AAS degrees offered include Accounting, Automotive Technology, Computer Science, Fashion Merchandising, Marketing and more. Associate of Arts degrees are available in Education, Social Sciences (incl. Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology and more) and in fourteen subjects in the Humanities. Students can also pursue an Associate of Science in Architecture, Criminal Justice, Mathematics and Engineering. Fine Arts majors may opt for Studio Art Specialization in pursuit of the AFA degree.

Dozens of certificate programs offering students the opportunity to get certified within a certain area of employment with fewer classes than a degree program. Certificates are available in subjects as diverse as Culinary Arts, Ornamental Horticulture and Digital Arts.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Anyone who is at least 18 years old can enroll in the college. To take higher education courses, students must have a high school diploma or the GED equivalent. Students looking to earn the equivalent can do so at this campus. Applications may be completed in person on campus or online and a nonrefundable application fee will apply. Applications to the Health Science programs and ASEP or T-TEN programs in Automotive Technology will have to fulfill separate requirements. Monmouth County residents have priority at Brookdale and must fulfill requirements by providing tax returns, lease or home ownership contracts and other items upon request. Contact the admissions office for further details. Applications are accepted year-round, as courses run on traditional 15-week terms plus smaller ten-week segments throughout the year, including summer and winter sessions.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office can help an applicant through the entire process of applying for assistance. Eligibility requirements as laid out by the U.S. Dept. of Education will apply, and the process begins with the completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. In addition, students must fill out the BCC Confidential financial aid application online.

Federal and state aid programs may include grants, scholarships, student loans (either subsidized or non-subsidized), work-study employment or PLUS loans for the parents of students. Counseling and advising on the management of all aid forms is available from financial aid counselors on campus.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5646th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in New Jersey.

Students

Students who wish to limit their competitive urges to campus only may try out a number of intramural activities. Highlights of the spring semester include basketball, coed volleyball, horseshoe and tennis tournaments and more. In the fall, students may also try their hand at Wiffleball, bocce, bowling and fishing. Dozens of clubs and organizations also exist, everything from the Chess Club and College Republicans to a Dance Club, a Latin American Association and the Theater Group.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The intercollegiate athletic program allows students to compete in Region XIX of the Garden State Athletic Conference. Nine “Jersey Blues” teams trot out representing the school, with the women’s softball program continuously bringing home state and national honors, winning 13 of 15 regional championships as of 2009.

Men’s sports include soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball and golf. Women’s sports besides softball include soccer, tennis and basketball. Women’s and men’s lacrosse were introduced to the intercollegiate program in 2009.

Accreditation

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Higher Education has accredited Brookdale to award associate degrees in over 50 programs.

In addition:

  • The Nursing program is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Education in Nursing
  • The Respiratory Therapy Program receives accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation in Respiratory Care
  • The Radiologic Tech Program is accredited by the Education on Radiologic Technology’s Joint Review Committee

Information Summary

Ranks 45th in New Jersey and 2520th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New Jersey and 22nd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 3 0.02

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Lincroft, NJ 07738-1597
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population6,223 (6,223 urban / N/A rural)
Households2,112 (2.91 people per house)
Median Household Income$94,657
Families1,711 (3.31 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3404

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4191st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,772 $5,544 $6,144
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $665 $665 $665
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $143 $259 $284
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,637 $7,409 $8,009
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,547 $21,319 $21,919
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,339 $12,111 $12,711

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,527 $3,437 $6,371 $6,209 $6,971 $6,809
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,324 $9,098
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,284 $4,558
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,284 $4,558

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 22 145 174 74 6 1,518 70 2,025
Accounting 1 1 1 1 4
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 2 1 4
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 11 12
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 1 1
Architecture 4 5 9
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 3 4 1 41 2 51
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 1 15 1 17
Business Administration and Management, General 3 17 22 18 280 11 353
Business/Commerce, General 1 1 1 12 15
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1 1 3 5
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 3 3
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1 2 1 18 23
Criminal Justice/Police Science 14 22 5 136 3 183
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 1 6 6 1 24 38
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 1 2
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 5 5
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 3 1 1 5
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 3 3
Education, General 2 12 15 2 148 4 183
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 1 1
Engineering, General 2 2 1 13 3 21
Fashion Merchandising 4 3 1 31 2 43
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 1 7 1 10
Graphic Design 1 2 1 5 9
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2 2 1 10 2 17
Interior Design 1 7 8
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 4 3 1 31 40
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 6 15 19 5 241 12 301
Lineworker 1 1
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 4 4
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 1 2 3
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 2 1 12 1 17
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 11 8 5 2 70 6 105
Music, Other 1 2 3
Network and System Administration/Administrator 4 1 10 15
Ornamental Horticulture 1 1
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 1 2 8 1 12
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 10 12 16 1 89 2 130
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 3 1 2 11 1 19
Social Sciences, General 2 26 28 11 1 228 14 313
Social Work 1 7 21 2 31
Teacher Assistant/Aide 2 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 949th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $75,582 ($81,757 male / $71,903 female)
Number of FT Faculty 236 (99 male / 137 female)
Number of PT Faculty 842
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $7,611,142
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