Ocean County College: Narrative Description

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College Dr., PO Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001
Tel: (732)255-0400
Admissions: (732)255-0304
Web Site: http://www.ocean.edu/


County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 275-acre small town campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 8,436. Students come from 6 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents for nursing program.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2310 full-time, $77 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3159 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5190 full-time, $173 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $40 full-time, $20 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Ocean County College Library with 74,215 books and 428 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A principality in Dover Township, Toms River is the business, vacation, financial, and industrial hub of Ocean County. The city is located four miles inland from the New Jersey shoreline where buses and trains are convenient. An airport is within 20 miles. Community facilities include churches of the major denominations, hospitals, libraries, and civic and service organizations. Recreational activities offered are swimming, picnicking, hiking, camping and canoeing. Some part-time work is available.

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