Statement of Accreditation Status

Ocean County College

  • CEO: Dr. Jon Larson, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Alexa Beshara-Blauth
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional » Two-year, medium
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1969
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

College Drive P. O. Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001

(732) 255-0400

www.ocean.edu

  • June 23, 2022
    To note the substantive change visit which occurred on April 12, 2022, to the additional location at 101 S. Colonial Dr., Manchester, NJ 08759, and that the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • December 2, 2021
    To note that the substantive change visit to the additional location at 299 Cooks Lane, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 which occurred on May 24, 2021, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other Instructional at 346 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other Instructional at 1225 Raider Way, Toms River, NJ 08753 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other Instructional at 509 Forest Hills Parkway, Bayville, NJ 08721 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other Instructional at 101 Don Connor Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08727 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other Instructional at 2001 Lanes Mill Rd., Brick, NJ 08724 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other Instructional at 125 North Hope Chapel Road, Jackson, NJ 08727 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other Instructional at 1245 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River, NJ 08753 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other Instructional at 55 Hyer Street, Toms River, Toms River, NJ 08753 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at the Lacey Township High School, 74 Haines Street, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at the Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at the Manchester Township High School, 101 S. Colonial Dr., Manchester, NJ 08759 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at the Point Pleasant Beach High School, 299 Cooks Lane, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at the Pt. Pleasant Borough High School, 808 Laura Herbert Drive, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the agreement with the Tianjin Radio and TV University and TimeCruiser Computing Corporation for the delivery of distance education programs to students in the Peoples Republic of China. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Brick Memorial High School
    2001 Lanes Mill Rd.
    Brick, NJ 08724
    Opened: 01/25/2021
  • Additional Location
    Brick Township High School
    346 Chambers Bridge Rd.
    Brick, NJ 08723
    Opened: 01/25/2021
  • Additional Location
    Central Regional High School
    509 Forest Hills Parkway
    Bayville, NJ 08721
    Opened: 01/25/2021
  • Additional Location
    Jackson Liberty High School
    125 North Hope Chapel Road
    Jackson, NJ 08527
    Opened: 09/01/2021
  • Additional Location
    Jackson Memorial High School
    101 Don Connor Blvd.
    Jackson, NJ 08527
    Opened: 01/25/2021
  • Additional Location
    Lacey Township High School
    73 Haines St
    Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
    Opened: 09/08/2020
  • Additional Location
    Lakewood High School
    855 Somerset Avenue
    Lakewood, NJ 08701
    Opened: 01/22/2020
  • Additional Location
    Manchester Township High School
    101 S. Colonial Dr.
    Manchester, NJ 08759
    Opened: 09/08/2020
  • Additional Location
    Point Pleasant Beach High School
    299 Cooks Lane
    Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
    Opened: 01/22/2020
  • Additional Location
    Pt. Pleasant Borough High School
    808 Laura Herbert Drive
    Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
    Opened: 09/08/2020
  • Additional Location
    Southern Education Center
    195 Cedar Bridge Road
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050
  • Additional Location
    Toms River High School East
    1225 Raider Way
    Toms River, NJ 08753
    Opened: 01/25/2021
  • Additional Location
    Toms River High School North
    1245 Old Freehold Rd.
    Toms River, NJ 08753
    Opened: 01/25/2021
  • Additional Location
    Toms River High School South
    55 Hyer St.
    Toms River, NJ 08753
    Opened: 01/25/2021
  • Other Instructional Site
    Arborbrook Christian Academy
    4823 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd.
    Matthews, NC 28104
  • Other Instructional Site
    Barnegat High School
    180 Bengal Blvd.
    Barnegat, NJ 08005
  • Other Instructional Site
    Business Technology Institute-Caranetta
    618 Caranetta Drive
    Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Other Instructional Site
    Business Technology Institute-Rockaway
    800 Rockaway Ave.
    Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Other Instructional Site
    Business Technology Institute-Swarthmore
    1980 Swarthmore Ave.
    Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Other Instructional Site
    Donovan Catholic High School
    711 Hooper Avenue
    Toms River, NJ 08753
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lakewood Middle School
    755 Somerset Ave.
    Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Other Instructional Site
    New Egypt High School
    117 Evergreen Rd.
    New Egypt, NJ 08533
  • Other Instructional Site
    New Egypt Middle School
    115 Evergreen Rd.
    New Egypt, NJ 08533
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ocean County Vocational Technical School
    350 Chambers Bridge Rd.
    Brick, NJ 08723
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ocean County Vocational Technical School - Toms River
    1299 Old Freehold Road
    Toms River, NJ 08753
  • Other Instructional Site
    Ocean County Vocational Technical School - Waretown
    423 Wells Mills Road (Route 532)
    Waretown, NJ 08758
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pinelands Regional High School
    565 Nugentown Rd.
    Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
  • Other Instructional Site
    Southern Regional High School
    90 Cedar Bridge Rd.
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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