About Brookdale

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, makes it convenient to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree close to home. Rutgers understands that balancing school with a family, work, and/or a long commute can be challenging. Our Rutgers Off Campus degree program provides an opportunity for you to reach your educational goals with flexibility and convenience.

Rutgers continues to demonstrate its commitment to serving the needs of New Jersey residents by expanding our reach and providing access to exceptional academics through our community college partners, including Brookdale. Community college graduates looking to obtain a four-year degree, seasoned professionals seeking to increase their marketability, or individuals wanting to enhance their skills as they re-enter the workforce will find a host of opportunities through the Rutgers Off Campus program.

About The Campus

Did you know that Brookdale is consistently listed as one of the top 50 community colleges in the United States? That Brookdale is the number one county college in New Jersey?

Brookdale Community College, located in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township, is an excellent resource for residents of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The College offers (2-year) associate degrees in over 50 programs, plus noncredit classes in many areas of personal and professional interest.                   

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. 

Academic Requirements

The Rutgers Off Campus undergraduate degree completion program provides students, who have earned an associate’s degree from an accredited community college, the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers; up to 64 credits can be transferred. Those interested in pursuing graduate studies must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.

Anyone looking to enroll in the Rutgers Off Campus degree program must meet the admissions criteria of Rutgers University. All applications are submitted to and reviewed by the university admissions department. Students who successfully complete an Off Campus degree receive a traditional Rutgers diploma; there is no mention of off-campus matriculation.

Faculty and Staff

All Rutgers Off Campus courses are taught by Rutgers University faculty members who are renowned for their teaching and research skills. Depending on the degree program, online courses may also be available.