Brookdale Community College, located in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township, New Jersey, is an excellent resource for residents of Monmouth County. The College offers (2-year) associate degrees in over 50 programs, plus noncredit classes in many areas of personal and professional interest.
Brookdale is an open admission, comprehensive community college, available to anyone 18 years of age or older, anyone who is a high school graduate or holder of an equivalency diploma. If you do not have a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma, you may still enroll at Brookdale as long as you are 18 or older.
The College was founded in 1967 and is sponsored by the citizens of Monmouth County through the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Equal opportunity for all is a College mandate; the College does not discriminate against anyone on any basis, either in education or in 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, including federal and state grants and loans, and 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 Leadership & Career Services (Cooperative Education, Work-Study, paid and unpaid Internships, Experiential and Service-Learning, and Graduate Placement), Testing Services, and Disability Services.
Brookdale also operates Regional Locations around Monmouth County, offering local access to Brookdale`s credit and non-credit programs and services, as well as contributing to the economic growth of Monmouth County.
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, with new construction in the last decade including Larrison Hall, the Center for the Visual Arts, the Bankier Library, and our beautiful newly renovated Fitness Center and 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, Brookdale Public Radio 90.5 The Night, and some 60 computer labs with about 2,000 fully networked PCs running all today’s mainstream applications at all Brookdale locations.