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 six locations throughout Monmouth County. The College was founded in 1967 and is sponsored by the citizens of Monmouth County through the County Commissioners.
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 Monmouth Museum, 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.
Brookdale, the County College of Monmouth, is a dynamic community college system committed to student success, lifelong learning, economic development and the common good of society. Brookdale plays a transformative role in our community, providing educational, cultural and professional programs and offerings to enable, empower and inspire all community members to fulfill their aspirations to the best of their ability.
Brookdale Community College empowers a diverse community by providing open access to high-quality and cost-effective educational and lifelong learning options with clear paths to personal, educational, and economic success.
The following values guide the Brookdale community in the fulfillment of our Mission; each being of equal weight and importance: