Kean University to offer courses at Brookdale Community College

Kean University will begin offering courses on the main campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft beginning in Fall 2023, under a new partnership between the two institutions that will expand educational offerings for students in Monmouth County.

The announcement, which will be made public later today, will start slowly, with the offering of psychology courses.

Here’s how it will work.

Kean will occupy two dedicated classrooms and two specialized advising offices at Brookdale’s Lincroft campus.

Students will be able to register for online and in-person psychology classes to work toward earning their bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Kean plans to expand to other course offerings across a range of subjects in the coming years.

The partnership builds on an agreement signed by the two institutions in 2021 that established a seamless program-to-program direct transfer process to Kean for students who graduated from Brookdale with one of 13 different associate degrees.

Under that agreement, which remains in effect, freshman applicants who apply to Kean University but are denied direct admission and reside in the

County of Monmouth are guaranteed admission to Kean once they complete their associate degree from Brookdale.

Brookdale President David Stout said the school was thrilled to be able to strengthen its partnership with Kean University.

“This collaboration not only enhances opportunities for our students now but also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to empowering them for future success in their educational journey,” he said.

About Kean

Founded in 1855, Kean University is one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, with a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment serving more than 16,000 students.

The university’s six colleges offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees, seven doctoral degree programs, and more than 70 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications over a full range of academic subjects.

Kean President Lamont Repollet had the same joy.

“Kean is so pleased to be able to extend our footprint further into Monmouth County and provide additional opportunities for students to climb higher and earn their bachelor’s degrees,” he said.

“This partnership will benefit students from a range of backgrounds by making a four-year degree more accessible.”

Senior administrators from Kean and Brookdale celebrated the newly expanded partnership at a signing ceremony on the Lincroft campus Thursday.

Michael Salvatore, Kean’s senior vice president for administration, said the agreement matches the mission and vision of the school.

“Kean is proud to be nationally recognized as a transfer-friendly institution and these types of partnerships are key to advancing opportunities for transfer students,” he said. “We want the transfer process to be as smooth as possible so students can focus on achieving their goal of earning a four-year degree.”