Brookdale Community College, located in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township, is an excellent resource for residents of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The College offers (2-year) associate degrees in over 50 programs, plus noncredit classes in many areas of personal and professional interest.
The College was founded in 1967 and is sponsored by the citizens of Monmouth County through the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Equal opportunity for all is a College mandate; the College does not discriminate against anyone on any basis, either in education or in employment practices. An appointed Board of Trustees sets policies, fixes tuition and fees and continually monitors education programs.
Our credit enrollment in Fall 2010 was 15,783 full and part time students; the office of Planning, Assessment & Research has more information on who attends Brookdale, and why.
Most Brookdale students are eligible for various forms of Financial Aid administered through the College, including federal and state grants and loans, and private scholarships offered through the Brookdale Foundation.
All students are encouraged to participate in the many campus events, clubs, guest lectures and athletic programs offered through the office of Student Life & Activities. Brookdale also provides a wide range of Student Services including Cooperative Education, Work-Study, Paid and Unpaid Internships, Experiential and Service-Learning, Graduate Placement, and Services for Persons with Disabilities.
Brookdale also operates Higher Education Centers around Monmouth County, offering local access to Brookdale`s credit and non-credit programs and services, as well as contributing to the economic growth of Monmouth County.
In the 40+ years since Brookdale opened its doors, both the College and the County have grown tremendously. The 220-acre main campus in Lincroft today comprises 22 buildings totaling 731,353 square feet, with recent construction including Larrison Hall, the Center for the Visual Arts, the Bankier Library, the Warner Student Life Center and our beautiful new Fitness Center and Recreation & Events Center.
The campus also includes a 380-seat Performing Arts Center, an Advanced Technology Center with state-of-the art television and electronic music studios, 10 athletic fields, Brookdale public radio 90.5 The Night, the Children`s Learning Center, and some 60 computer labs with about 1,600 fully networked PCs running all today`s mainstream applications.
The Monmouth Museum is also located on the Brookdale campus.
Brookdale is an open admission, comprehensive community college, available to anyone 18 years of age or older, anyone who is a high school graduate or holder of an equivalency diploma. If you do not have a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma, you may still enroll at Brookdale as long as you are 18 or older.
If you have specific questions about applying to or attending Brookdale, please email firstname.lastname@example.org