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Note: Due to COVID-19, for the Fall 2020 semester, courses will be completely virtual at Rutgers-Brookdale. 

LINCROFT, NJ – Area students will soon be able to earn Rutgers University bachelor’s degrees at Brookdale Community College’s flagship campus in Lincroft as part of an expanded Rutgers University–Brookdale Partnership, which launches this fall.

The partnership, first established in 1998 at Brookdale’s Freehold campus, allows students to earn a Brookdale associate’s degree and transfer seamlessly into a Rutgers degree program, completing all coursework at one Monmouth County location. Enrolled students also have access to a variety of university resources, including registration, financial aid, and career search assistance.

“Now, more students than ever before will be able to take advantage of this rare opportunity"

The program, which currently serves up to 400 area students each semester, will move this September to larger offices in Brookdale’s Larrison Hall building, located on the Lincroft campus.

“Over the past 20 years, this unique partnership has allowed thousands of local students to achieve their dream of a Rutgers degree while saving thousands of dollars in tuition, housing and travel costs,” said interim Brookdale President David Stout. “Now, more students than ever before will be able to take advantage of this rare opportunity.”

Nine full bachelor’s degree completion programs, including business, criminal justice, journalism, labor and employment relations, liberal studies, political science, psychology, public health and social work, will be offered exclusively in Lincroft.

“Rutgers University is extremely proud of its 20-year partnership with Brookdale Community College and celebrates all that this partnership has accomplished in providing a pathway to a Rutgers degree for many for whom this would otherwise not be possible,” said Richard Novak, Rutgers vice president for continuing studies and distance education. 

“The collaboration with Brookdale, the first of its kind in New Jersey, has allowed the State University of New Jersey to increase access and reduce the cost of higher education for residents of Monmouth County. Rutgers’ move to Brookdale's main campus in Lincroft is an exciting step forward and will allow for program expansion, and easier access in Monmouth County."