Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Rd 
Lincroft NJ 07738 

(732) 224-2345

Brookdale Community College

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Brookdale Community College
Established 1967
Type Public Community College
President Dr. Maureen Murphy
Students 17,000+ (2011)[1]
Location Lincroft, New Jersey, USA
40°19'34?N 74°07'55?W? / ?40.326°N 74.132°W? / 40.326; -74.132Coordinates: 40°19'34?N 74°07'55?W? / ?40.326°N 74.132°W? / 40.326; -74.132
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and Red
Nickname Jersey Blues

Brookdale Community College is an accredited coeducational public community college in Lincroft, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Brookdale Community College was founded in 1967 and has locations in Neptune, Freehold, Hazlet, Long Branch, and Wall.

Brookdale is an open-admission college, available to anyone 18 years of age or older, or anyone who is a high school graduate or holder of an equivalency diploma. It serves the residents of Monmouth County and surrounding communities. One in every three Monmouth County high school graduates attend Brookdale. The College offers Associate degrees in more than 60 programs, plus non-credit classes and certificate programs.


Brookdale is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Lincroft campus

The Warner Student Life Center at the Lincroft campus

The Lincroft campus consists of 22 buildings, including the Center for the Visual Arts, the Center for World War II Studies, and the Donald D. Warner Student Life Center. The newly-renovated Robert J. Collins Arena/Brookdale Recreation and Events Center holds special events, including conventions, concerts, and athletic competitions.

High Technology High School, a magnet school for students from Monmouth County, is located near the eastern edge of the Lincroft Campus. It is operated by the Monmouth County Vocational School District.

The Lincroft campus is home to the Monmouth Museum, the Brookdale Performing Arts Center, and Brookdale Public Radio (WBJB-FM). These institutions offer performances, National Public Radio, and music.

Outreach, Business and Community Development

The Outreach, Business and Community Development division offers short-term career training and professional development programs, lifelong learning experiences, workshops, conferences, and summer camps to the community.


The Department of Athletics, Recreation, and Intramurals provides a diverse range of programs. Brookdale’s intercollegiate program is nationally recognized. The Jersey Blues teams compete in the Garden State Athletic Conference and in Region XIX of the National Junior College Athletic Association. In 2013, the men's basketball team won the NJCAA Division III National championship.

Sports teams
  • Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer
  • Men’s and Women’s Tennis
  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Cheerleading

Student Clubs and Organizations

There are over 50 recognized student organizations at Brookdale Community College. Clubs and organizations are recognized by the Student Life Board, Brookdale's student government, and must re-register every year with the department of Student Life and Activities.


The NJ Coastal Communiversity, led by Brookdale, is an alliance of New Jersey higher education colleges and universities offering selected associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and graduate certificates in Monmouth County.

Members are Brookdale, Georgian Court University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Classes and services are offered at Brookdale's Wall Higher Education Center (on the grounds of the former US Army installation Camp Evans). Rutgers classes and services are offered at the Western Monmouth Branch Campus in Freehold and Montclair's MBA classes are offered on the Lincroft main campus.

Degree Programs include: Business Administration, Public Safety, Education, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, and Online programs.

Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution

The Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution is dedicated to fostering the study of the historical, political, social, economic, cultural and military aspects of the World War II era up through the Korean War. The Center examines the key events of the time; the political and military leaders who waged the wars, provided the leadership, made the peace; and those who served on the battlefield and home front.

2012 Presidential corruption indictment

On July 24, 2012, College President Peter F. Burnham, who had retired from a 20-year tenure after corruption allegations surfaced pleaded guilty to two indictable (felony) counts of official misconduct and one count of theft by deception in a plea agreement that called for a five year prison term.[2][3] Five months later, he was sentenced to a 5-year-prison-term and ordered to make financial restitution to the college.[4]

Notable alumni

Notable faculty and staff

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