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Welcome to Ocean County College!

Whether you’ve never been to college or are returning after a few years off, we have a wide variety of resources to help you achieve your goals.

OCC’s programs are flexible, affordable, and easily transferable.

We look forward to helping you get started on your path!

Something to smile about Books, Student fees, tech Fees all included in Tuition

Getting Started

Begin your journey at OCC today!

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Advantages of Attending OCC

Ocean County College strives to be an affordable option for all students. Learn about OCC’s Tuition and Fees and discover ways you can save!

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Public two year colleges can significantly reduce the overall price of a college education.  Find out how starting at OCC can save you throughout your college experience.

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OCC believes college should fit into your life and offers a variety of ways to take the classes you need at the times and places that work for you. Discover how you can create your unique class schedule.

Start here, go anywhere! OCC has partnerships and transfer agreements with many colleges and universities to help provide a seamless transition to your next goal

Transfer Links:


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OCC offers students a variety of services to help them achieve their academic goals. Whether you need childcare or help in the classroom, we’re here to support you through every step of your journey. Visit the links below to find out more about the services OCC offers.

Student Support Services

Child Care Center

Career Services

Displaced Homemakers

Veterans Services

Explore where your degree can take you!

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Curious about what program to enter or what fields are hiring for your degree? Check Career Coach.

Career Coach is a free service to OCC students. Browse careers and programs, take the career assessment, and use the resume builder!

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Frequently Asked Questions

High school diplomas and/or GED are not required for admission to Ocean County College. However, diploma/GED are required for financial aid eligibility and nursing students are required to provide official transcripts showing diploma or GED to be admitted into the nursing program.

At OCC there are multiple ways we determine course placement. Visit this page to find out how can you determine college readiness.

Most credits transfer but you’ll need to have your official transcripts sent to OCC for a credit evaluation. OCC’s registration office will let you know if any of your credits will count toward your degree. Please have transcripts sent to:

Yes, you can! We offer classes Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., on-campus, online, and hybrid options (half on campus, half online). We also have 13 completely online degrees! (P.S. – Be sure to ask your employer if they offer any type of tuition or loan reimbursement for you or your dependents.)

OCC’s tutoring center provides FREE math, general studies, and writing services. Visit the Tutoring page for more information.

Students are not required to be full time, however in order to be eligible for financial aid, students must take at least six credits per term. In addition, students should take at least 30 credits per year in order to graduate in two years.

Additionally, we offer at least six different start terms which will allow you to start whenever you are ready.

You may be able to receive college credit for life or work experiences. Those who have military or police training should submit their certifications, credits, and transcripts etc. to the registrar office for an evaluation.

For online class tutorials, visit the Canvas Orientation page. For further assistance contact the Canvas Support Hotline, available 24/7, at 877-940-0472.

Don’t forget to reach out to your professor as well!

It is possible to receive financial aid for online classes. Submit your FAFSA to see what you’re eligible for at Ocean County College!

Accreditation is a voluntary, independent review of educational programs to determine that the education provided is of uniform and sound quality. Being awarded accreditation ensures that an institution has been evaluated and that it met set standards of quality determined by the accrediting organization granting the accreditation. A college or university’s accreditation is maintained by continued adherence to the set criteria.

Learn more about OCC’s accreditation.

Contact Us!

For additional information or to schedule a personal tour of our campus, please call us at 732-255-0482 or email

Meet the Admissions Staff

Office Hours

Administration Building #1
First Floor

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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