Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, NJ 07738
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Brookdale Community College is located in Lincroft, New Jersey and has several satellite locations around the area. This is a public community college that was established back in 1967 and now has over 14,000 students enrolled in some way. This is an open-admission college that aims to provide the most accessible educational opportunities for people in the community. The school offers more than 60 different associate’s degree and certificate programs. There are also many student clubs on the campus as well as an athletics department that is a part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and competes in Division XIX.

The Brookdale Community College nursing department offers a highly regarded associate's degree program that will prepare students to become qualified registered nurses (RNs). The curriculum is going to be varied with many classroom lectures, instructional experiences, and clinical experiences at various affiliated healthcare agencies. Students will be able to take advantage of the state-of-the-art nursing laboratory to further develop their nursing skills. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and fully approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students12,790
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 17 120
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1979 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$169/credit
In State Students$279/credit
Out of State Students$304/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,605 $12,555 $13,680
ADN 70 $11,830 $19,530 $21,280
BSN 125 $21,125 $34,875 $38,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 48% of Brookdale Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,367
Other Federal Grant 13% $370
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $2,631
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 7% $810
Federal Student Loans 11% $4,977
Private Loans 1% $7,263


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,138
$30,001 to $48,000$6,548
$48,001 to $75,000$9,534
$75,001 to $110,000$12,113
Over $110,000$12,551

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738

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