Brookdale Community College was founded in 1967 in the area of Lincroft, New Jersey. Lincroft is a small unincorporated town located in the northeastern part of the state. The town has a total population of 6,135 people. There is no real industry and the economy is service oriented with many small business located around the community college. Most entertainment and nightlife is found in larger nearby cities such as Trenton which is 40 miles away.
Brookdale Community College is a two-year college with campuses located in Lincroft as well as Neptune, Freehold, Hazlet, Long Branch, and Wall. The school offers over 60 difference associates degree and certification programs. Brookdale is accredited by the State of New Jersey and the United States Department of Education. They also offer college prep courses for local high school students as well as an online curriculum. Their AA degrees are offered in Arts and Communication, Science, Sociology, Business, English and Mathematics. Bachelor's and master's degrees can be obtained through Brookdale's affiliation with other Monmouth colleges and universities. The program is called the The New Jersey Coastal Communiversity.
The school has a successful athletic department that has responsibility for fielding organized teams in 13 sports for men and women. The school's nickname is the Jersey Blues. They also have a full slate of intramural leagues open to all students. They participate as a Division III NJCAA school in the Garden State Athletic Conference. In 2013, the men's basketball team won the national title for their division.
The school has a full array of clubs and organizations open for participation from the student body. The school has a fitness center, dining facilities, a visual arts gallery, a performing arts center and an on campus convenience store.
The list of key alumni includes Brian Williams (current anchor of NBC Nightly News), Deena Nicole Cortese (cast member of the reality show Jersey Shore) and Madlyn-Ann C. Woolwich (famous impressionist painter).
Total undergraduate enrollment: 11552
Total institution enrollment: 11552
School type: 2-year public
School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 077381599
Male undergraduate population: 42%
Female undergraduate population: 58%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's