About the College

Brookdale Community College, located in Lincroft, New Jersey, is an excellent resource for residents of Monmouth County. The College offers (2-year) associate degrees and certificates, plus noncredit classes in many areas of personal and professional interest. Brookdale is an open-admission, comprehensive community college. Brookdale serves over 20,000 students per year at five locations throughout Monmouth County. In fall 2020, there were 10,400 credit seeking students and in Fall 2019 almost 11,000 registrants in Brookdale non-credit courses. In fall 2020 approximately 12% of our students were dual enrolled high school students.  The College was founded in 1967 and is sponsored by the citizens of Monmouth County through the County Commissioners.

The College dedicates itself to equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate against anyone on any basis, in education or employment practices. An appointed Board of Trustees sets policies, fixes tuition and fees, and continually monitors education programs. Most Brookdale students are eligible for various forms of Financial Aid administered through the College. This includes federal and state grants and loans as well as 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 Career, Leadership & Transfer Pathways (Cooperative Education, Work-Study, paid and unpaid Internships, Experiential and Service-Learning, and Graduate Placement), Testing Services, and Accessibility Services.

In the 50 years since Brookdale opened its doors, both the College and the County have grown tremendously. The 220-acre main campus today comprises 22 buildings totaling 731,353 square feet. In the last decade, many new buildings have been constructed. Examples include Larrison Hall, the Center for the Visual Arts, the Bankier Library, and the Conference & Events Center. The campus also includes a 360-seat Performing Arts Center, an Advanced Technology Center with state-of-the-art television and music studios, 10 athletic fields, The Brookdale Public Radio 90.5 The Night, and some 60 computer labs with about 2,000 fully networked PCs running all of today’s mainstream applications at all Brookdale locations.

In addition to the main campus in Lincroft, Brookdale also operates Regional Locations around Monmouth County. These regional locations offer local access to Brookdale`s credit and non-credit programs and services, as well as home to our University Partnerships while contributing to the economic growth of Monmouth County.

Come and walk Brookdale’s beautiful campus, use the Library, take one class or enroll full time!

If you have specific questions about Brookdale, please contact us.