Ocean County College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,824
8.11% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,676
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.73%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
7,186
42.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.6%
646 Graduates

About

Ocean County College is a higher education institution located in Ocean County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Ocean County College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (461 degrees awarded), General Studies (442 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (195 degrees).

In 2022, 1,466 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ocean County College. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,062 degrees), 5.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ocean County College is $4,824, which is $−3,288 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Ocean County College is $4,824, which is $−3,288 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,676.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending Ocean County College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,824
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Ocean County College was $4,824. The cost of tuition at Ocean County College is $−3,288 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,676
2022 Value
8.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Ocean County College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,676. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Ocean County College grew by 8.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$22,860
Room and Board
$438
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ocean County College was of $22,860 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.68% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $438. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 9.13% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Ocean County College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 21.4% with respect to 2021, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.73%
2019 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Ocean County College was 2.73%, which represents 27 out of the 990 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Ocean County College had a total enrollment of 7,186 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Ocean County College is 3,040 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,146. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Ocean County College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ocean County College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.5% White, 18.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Black or African American, 2.84% Two or More Races, 2.45% Asian, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ocean County College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (32.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ocean County College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,186 students. The full-time enrollment at Ocean County College is 3,040 and the part-time enrollment is 4,146. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Ocean County College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Ocean County College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Ocean County College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,776 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,331 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    374 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Ocean County College is 66.5% White, 18.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Black or African American, 2.84% Two or More Races, 2.45% Asian, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 301 students (4.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 282 more women than men received degrees from Ocean County College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ocean County College is white (1,062 degrees awarded). There were 5.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Ocean County College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (461 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (442 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (195 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Ocean County College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (903 degrees awarded), Protective Services (67 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ocean County College are Accountants & auditors (1,048,750 people), Other managers (814,933 people), Financial managers (510,647 people), Chief executives & legislators (403,497 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (334,272 people).

The most specialized majors at Ocean County College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (903 degrees awarded), Protective Services (67 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), Business (206 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ocean County College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Ocean County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (903 degrees awarded), Protective Services (67 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), Business (206 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ocean County College are Elementary & secondary schools (847,999 people), Computer Systems Design (587,204 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (521,896 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (516,476 people), and Banking & related activities (515,503 people).

The most specialized majors at Ocean County College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (903 degrees awarded), Protective Services (67 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees), Business (206 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ocean County College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 461 degrees awarded
  2. 442 degrees awarded
  3. 195 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Ocean County College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 461 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

592
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
874
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 592 degrees were awarded to men at Ocean County College, which is 0.677 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (874).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 201 degrees were awarded to men at Ocean County College in General Studies, which is 0.834 times less than the 241 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 317 degrees were awarded to men at Ocean County College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.2 times more than the 144 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from Ocean County College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (48.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Ocean County College is Female and White (48.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,062 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    208 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ocean County College is white (1,062 degrees awarded). There were 5.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

3.62% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    624 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    438 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    131 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ocean County College is white female (624 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (438 degrees).

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Operations

Ocean County College has an endowment valued at nearly $8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17.7%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Ocean County College had a total salary expenditure of 90.8M. Ocean County College employs 74 Lecturers, 10 Assistant professors and 9 Professors. Most academics at Ocean County College are Female Lecturer (39), Male Lecturer (35), and Female Professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ocean County College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 69 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 51 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees.

Endowment

$8M
2022 Endowment
7.23%
growth from 2021

Ocean County College has an endowment valued at about $8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Ocean County College grew 7.23% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.79M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.56M - Federal
  2. $1.5M - State
  3. $38.5k - Local

As of 2022, Ocean County College received $3.56M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.5M from state grants and contracts, and $38.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.1M
2022 Salaries
5.23%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Ocean County College paid a median of $32.1M in salaries, which represents 35.3% of their overall expenditure ($90.8M) and a 5.23% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.07M
Instructional Salaries
108
Number of Employees

In 2022, Ocean County College paid a total of $8.07M to 108 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ocean County College were Lecturer with 74 employees, Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ocean County College were Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 51 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Lecturer
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ocean County College was Female Lecturer with 39 employees, Male Lecturer with 35 employees, and Female Professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Ocean County College.

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