Ocean, New Jersey (NJ) Colleges and Universities

While there aren't any schools in Ocean, New Jersey, there are 22 schools located within a 25-mile radius. You can review this information to learn about the top schools in several categories, including highest graduation rate and largest student populations.

Aspiring college students living in or near Ocean, NJ, can choose from a few different postsecondary options. We compare and contrast these schools in several categories using data from the National Center for Education Research (NCES) to help readers make an informed academic decision.

Closest Schools to Ocean, New Jersey

Although Ocean itself is not home to higher education institutions, the northern New Jersey area offers prospective students a few educational options to choose from. If you are a student currently living in Ocean, the schools with the campuses closest to your area are:

  • Monmouth University (3.7 miles)
  • Monmouth University - Monmouth Park Corporate Center (3.7 miles)
  • Brookdale Community College (8.3 miles)
  • Georgian Court University (13.9 miles)
  • Ocean County College (18.9 miles)

Largest Schools near Ocean, New Jersey

Although there are not that many large universities in the area around Ocean, the schools that can be found here do have a fairly large variety of student population sizes. According to the NCES, these five schools have the largest student bodies near Ocean:

  • Brookdale Community College (13,835 students)
  • Ocean County College (8,663 students)
  • Monmouth University (6,394 students)
  • Georgian Court University (2,122 students)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

You can understand a school's net price as the average financial aid given to full-time undergrads subtracted from the average cost of attendance. In the 2014-2015 academic year, the schools with the lowest net prices near Ocean were:

  • Brookdale Community College ($6,468)
  • Ocean County College ($8,659)
  • Georgian Court University ($16,614)
  • Monmouth University ($29,154)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

In order to determine the graduation rate for a particular school, the NCES takes the percentage of a school's full-time undergraduate population who finish their degree program in less than 150% of the standard length of time for that degree. These five Ocean-area schools had the highest graduation rates in 2015:

  • Monmouth University (67% graduation rate)
  • Georgian Court University (53% graduation rate)
  • Ocean County College (34% graduation rate)
  • Brookdale Community College (23% graduation rate)

Despite the relative lack of nearby schools, students currently living in Ocean should still look into the above factors in order to ensure that they make the right choices before sending out any applications.

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