Local Colleges and Universities

If you have teenage children that will be attending college shortly or are looking to attend a university yourself, Monmouth County, New Jersey is full of quality colleges that you won’t have to travel far to visit. Let’s look at some of the top universities in the area.

Monmouth University

Located in West Long Branch, Monmouth University was founded in 1933. Besides its rich history, it offers many benefits to its approximately 6,500 students.  It’s small class sizes, and almost 400 faculty members can provide students with a personalized teaching experience that isn’t common at other colleges. Besides its stimulating classes, students will be able to enjoy the vast beauty of its large campus and surrounding local charm.

Rutgers University

Located just north of Monmouth County is Rutgers. Also known as The State University of New Jersey, it is the largest institution of higher learning in the state and the eighth oldest university in the country, having been established in 1766. The original campus is located in New Brunswick, with additional campuses in Newark and Camden. Rutgers educates a staggering number of over 65,000 students with the help of its 9,000 faculty members. Full of hundreds of years of history and distinguished honor from across the world, any parent would be proud to have a child attending Rutgers.

Brookdale Community College

State universities aren’t for everyone, and in fact, you can get a high-quality education at a fraction of the cost at a community college. Located in Lincroft, Brookdale Community College is a public open-admission college, offering classes for anyone over 18 years old who has a high school or equivalency diploma. One in every three high school graduates from the Monmouth County area attend Brookdale, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to continue their education surrounded by familiar faces and a sense of community.

Monmouth County is home to several other great colleges and universities, making it a great place to live for the future of your family.