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Ocean County College

Ocean County College is an accredited, coeducational, two-year, public, community college located in Ocean County, New Jersey. Its main campus is in Toms River.

Location

Address
College Drive
City
Toms River
State
NJ

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
9477
In State Tuition Fees
3194
Out State Tuition Fees
5160
Male Female Ratio
44:56
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
30:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Vikings
Colors
Blue And Gold
Conference
Garden State

College History

History

Ocean County College (OCC) is an accredited, coeducational, two-year, public, community college located in Ocean County, New Jersey. Its main campus is in Toms River. Other locations include the Southern Education Center in Manahawkin and over twenty off-campus sites throughout Ocean County. The Toms River campus also houses the Fine Arts Center and the Robert J. Novins Planetarium. Both offer programming for the local community.The current President is Jon H. Larson, who entered office in 2000. Previously, he was president of Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. He holds a BA degree from Norwich University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.Ocean County College received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to develop an online education model to address shortages of RNs in the hospital setting, and to create New Jersey�s first online Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program. Although there are many online RN to BSN and MSN programs, there are very few online programs at the ADN level. The program allows those currently employed in the health care field to complete an RN program by attending class only one day per week (primarily on-site in host health care institutions) supplemented by online instruction. In November 2006 the OCC One Day per Week Nursing Program received a President's Award from the New Jersey Public Health Association honoring this online nursing program for helping to reduce the nursing shortage in New Jersey.

College Specialty

Specialty

It is the mission of Ocean County College to foster excellence and a caring environment through its commitment to: Offer comprehensive educational programs that develop intentional learners of all ages and ensure the full assessment of student learning in these programs; Provide broadly-based student support, starting from our initial contact with every individual student, regardless of his or her unique needs; Measure employee attitudes toward the workplace and student attitudes toward the learning experience and make responsive adjustments in institutional strategies; Provide a well-designed campus and facilities with advanced technology; Address our human resource needs by recruiting and hiring highly qualified people and continuing to develop the potential of each employee; Generate and manage fiscal resources to best serve strategic priorities; Employ the leadership team to continue to efficaciously address outreach, development, engagement, institutional effectiveness, and a fully realized implementation of the college's vision; Continue to reach out to members of the Ocean County community and beyond in order to create meaningful, fulfilling, and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Alumni

Alumni

Danny Clinch, photographer and film director Bruce Springsteen, musician

Campus

Campus

Suburban

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