Parents and Families

For 49 years, Brookdale has provided opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and aspirations to mature and grow intellectually, and to gain the skills, knowledge and training that will help them succeed in the working world and be responsible citizens.

Since the college first opened its doors, student success has been the guiding principle. Even now, with nearly 16,000 students per term attending classes at five locations around Monmouth County, that guiding principle is still intact.

The cost of a Brookdale education is only 1/3 of that of a public four-year college and 1/5 that of a private four-year college. Brookdale consistently ranks as the No. 1 community college in New Jersey in awarding associate degrees, and in the top 50 nationwide.

More than 40,000 alumni can look back and say “I got my start at Brookdale,” and we hope your own college student will also find his or her start here!

Brookdale Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educational institution. In order to promote this goal, the College makes positive efforts to ensure equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status.


View the Online Catalog

What program of study are you interested in? What kind of classes are involved and how long will it take to earn a degree? Do you want to transfer to a four-year school, or go right to work? All the information you need is online.

Services for Students

Brookdale has plenty in place to help every student succeed - from the Student Success Centers to Veterans' Affairs, Experiential Learning & Career Services, and Transfer Resources - help is always at hand.

In Your Neighborhood

As well as the main campus in Lincroft, Brookdale has full service locations in Hazlet, Freehold, Long Branch, Neptune and Wall. Get your start close to home - then move forward with your bachelor's degree at Wall or Freehold.

Campus Life

Take advantage of all the clubs, concerts, trips, athletics, guest lectures, and galleries while you're here! Check the College's main calendar or visit Student Activities for some of the ways to get involved and meet other students.