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Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ocean County College is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Ocean County College’s accreditation status is Non-Compliance Warning. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on June 22, 2023 was to warn the institution.

MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

The Associate nursing program at Ocean County College located in Toms River, New Jersey is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at:

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Ocean County College is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Visit the nondiscrimination page for additional information.

Any student who believes he or she has been harmed by the interpretation, application, or violation of college policies and/or procedures may file a complaint. The staff of the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs will monitor the timing of responses, activity, and prepare reports on activity and any trends in student formal complaints.

The complaint shall be handled in accordance with the appropriate procedure approved by the President.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

The MSCHE provides opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and members of the public to submit information regarding the qualifications for accreditation of its member institutions. Complaints provide information and evidence regarding an institution’s compliance with the Commission’s standards for accreditation, requirements of affiliation, and policies and procedures.

Instructions for the MSCHE complaint process and contact information can be found at

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education of NJ (OSHE)

If a complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting Ocean County College procedures, the student may file a complaint with the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education of NJ. Instructions for the complaint process and contact information can be found at

Three Year Transfer Rates, Cohort Years 2015 – 2019

Reporting Year Cohort Year # in Cohort # Transferred % Transferred
2023 2019 1630 157 9.6%
2022 2018 1667 184 11.0%
2021 2017 1654 243 14.7%
2020 2016 1728 239 13.8%
2019 2015 1546 201 13.0%

The transfer rates stated above are for first-time, full-time, degree or certificate seeking students that did not graduate from OCC but transferred to another institution within 150% of normal time to completion.

OCC provides individual information about grant/loan eligibility on a one-on-one basis via appropriate mailings. Entrance and exit counseling instructions will be provided individually through the Department of Education loan website.



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