From our President David M. Stout, Ph.D.

Welcome to Brookdale!

Fifty years ago, our first president claimed all of Monmouth County to be our campus.  Today, we are proud to serve over 20,000 students per year at our six locations throughout Monmouth County, including our picturesque 220 acre main campus, branch campuses in Freehold and Wall Township, and higher education centers in Hazlet, Long Branch, and Neptune.

Our classes are small, generally 15-35 students, and are taught by top ranked faculty who are committed to student success.  We hire faculty from the best colleges across the country including Harvard, Juliard, Fordham, NYU, Villanova, Northeastern, NJIT, Rensselaer Polytech, and Mason Gross.  With more than 50 academic programs to choose from, such as business administration, engineering, automotive technology, digital animation, education, nursing, criminal justice, architecture, pre-social work, and many others, we literally have academic programs for everyone.  Brookdale offers degree programs that prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges, as well as degree programs that prepare students to go directly to work.  Our Division of Career & Professional Studies also offers short-term training programs for adults who are looking to change careers.

Our unique university partnerships with Rutgers, Georgian Court, and New Jersey City University enable students to earn bachelors, and even masters degrees, without leaving Monmouth County, all while saving tens of thousands of dollars!  Our transfer agreements enable our students to transfer credits to Monmouth, Stockton, Rowan, and every other New Jersey State college, as well as to Cornell, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania and other premier universities throughout the country.  On average, our students earn higher GPAs at their transfer colleges than students who start as Freshmen at those colleges.

Outside of the classroom, there are countless opportunities for students to become involved.   We offer extracurricular programs and activities for all students, including 50 clubs, national championship sports teams, lecture series, live comedians and musicians, opportunities to study abroad, free career counseling, and numerous internship opportunities with over 500 local businesses and organizations.

Brookdale is not your ordinary community college.

Brookdale is the smart choice!