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Brookdale Unveils New University Partnerships
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Beginning this September, students hoping to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Monmouth County will have more options and fewer limitations than ever before.

Brookdale is partnering with Georgian Court, New Jersey City and Rutgers universities to offer exclusive degree programs, dual admissions, streamlined transfer services and other benefits to Brookdale graduates and local students.

Each university partnership will be based out of a dedicated Brookdale campus, making it easier than ever for students to pursue a college degree or a new career closer to home.

  • The Brookdale-Georgian Court University Partnership will open at Brookdale’s Hazlet campus in September 2016, offering bachelor’s degrees in English, psychology and a teacher certification program, with more degree programs set to be offered in 2017 and 2018. Brookdale graduates admitted to the partnership are eligible for GCU tuition discounts of up to 45 percent. Students currently pursuing a GCU degree at Brookdale’s Wall campus will be allowed to complete their studies during the 2016-17 school year.
  • The Brookdale-New Jersey City University Partnership will be housed in Brookdale’s Wall campus, where a $12 million renovation project is currently underway. The Wall campus will serve as home to NJCU’s 10 available bachelor’s degree programs and two graduate programs, including NJCU’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
  • The Brookdale-Rutgers Partnership will continue to be located at the Freehold campus, where it has offered a wide range of undergraduate degree programs for nearly 18 years. Rutgers currently offers 10 bachelor’s degree programs through the partnership, with additional programs set to be rolled out in the future.

All three partnerships offer university-level courses taught by university faculty. Students receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the partner university, and can utilize many of the services and support offered to traditional university students. Many degree programs also offer dual admissions, streamlined transfer services and other benefits to Brookdale graduates.

The new partnerships – which will replace the NJ Coastal Communiversity – are part of a college-wide initiative to create new opportunities and streamline the educational experience for students. In 2015 the college unveiled new, more comprehensive Academic Institutes, allowing more collaboration among faculty and providing students with a clearer pathway toward graduation, a degree and a career.

This transition away from the Communiversity model – which limited the number of degree programs each partner university could offer in Monmouth County – is the next step in that mission, said Vice President for Learning Dr. Matthew Reed.

“With the Communiversity, only one of the partner universities could offer a specific degree program. These new campus-based partnerships do away with that, allowing the universities to offer the four-year degrees and graduate degrees that local students want,” Reed said. “Each campus location will be able to evolve to suit the needs of the students in that area, and offer more choices for students who want to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree close to home.”

Students currently enrolled with a partner university through the Communiversity will not be impacted by the transition.

Each partner campus will also be “branded” with university signage and logos, similar to the scarlet red Rutgers banners and merchandise found throughout the Freehold campus.

For more information call 732-280-7090, option 3.