Hundreds of prospective college students and their families steadily poured into the Collins Arena on Monday, April 22 to explore higher education opportunities at the Monmouth County College and Transfer Night. More than 200 institutions were represented at the event, which was sponsored by The Monmouth County Guidance Directors Association and Brookdale Community College.
Gerry Saada, Higher Education Center Assistant for the Communiversity and Brookdale at Wall (pictured above), noted that the most common question she received from attendees was “how does the Communiversity work?”. Saada answered the question by guiding interested students on a journey that helped them visualize the attainment of their educational goal.
“I start by asking students what their major would be. Then, I show them the Associate Degree options available at Brookdale, along with the Bachelor’s Degree available through the Communiversity partners,” she said. “I finish up with the handout that shows the cost comparison of two years at Brookdale followed by two years with a Communiversity partner school versus attending one of the partner schools all four years. People are usually surprised, and very impressed,” she said.
By attending Brookdale for the first two years of a four-year degree, families can save anywhere from $8500 to $40,000. See cost comparison below.