Brookdale, Monmouth County’s official county college, is certified by the State of New Jersey and the United States Department of Education to grant associate degrees to students who complete formal programs of study, and is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College Consortium.

In addition, Brookdale programs have accreditation or recognition from specific organizations and agencies when applicable.

Brookdale is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The periodic evaluation of the College occurred in March 2018, with a follow-up visit in April 2019, and Middle States reaffirmed Brookdale’s accreditation status in June 2019.

Brookdale adheres to the Principles of Good Practice in Institutional Advertising, Student Recruitment and Representation of Accredited Status as defined by the Commission on Higher Education. A copy of the Principles is available in the office of the Vice President of Student Success.

The Associate degree nursing program at Brookdale Community College located in Lincroft, NJ is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Brookdale Community College Associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

The Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1701 West Euless Blvd., Suite 300, Euless, TX 76040; 817-283-2835

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, JRCERT, located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone: 312-704-5300 and the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners, located at 25 Arctic Parkway, Trenton, NJ 08625, Phone (609) 984-5890.

Concerns regarding any Health Science Program may be forwarded to the appropriate agency listed above.

The Human Services Program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (, 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-5219 (571) 257-3959.

The GM-ASEP option of the Automotive Technology program are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Foundation (NATEF), Executive Director, 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA 22071.

The Culinary Arts A.A.S. program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, Florida 32095