OCC Among Best Online Community Colleges in NJ


Staff Report

Ocean County College has been named in the 2023 Best Online Community Colleges in New Jersey by leading higher education researcher OnlineU.

To be considered in the rankings, community colleges must offer primarily associate degrees and certificate programs, have a main campus location within the state, and offer five or more fully online associate degrees. Rankings are compiled annually using OnlineU’s proprietary ranking process, which compares colleges across the country in various categories using impactful data, public information, and reviews from over 13,000 online students.

Ocean County College offers more than 150 online courses that give individuals of all ages the opportunity to earn their degree. “In the e-Learning Department, our mission is to provide our students with rewarding educational experiences that are enriched by technology, innovation, and effective design,” said Dr. Eileen Garcia, OCC’s vice president of E-Learning and Learning Enterprises. “We strive to deliver high-quality asynchronous courses which are engaging and meet the needs of students from all walks of life, with a commitment to excellence that extends from the local community to the international stage. Our goal is to empower all students with the tools and guidance they need to succeed and to help them achieve their academic and professional aspirations.”

In their assessment of Ocean County College, OnlineU noted the college’s ease of enrollment and affordability, as well as the ability for OCC students to study at their own pace. Additional information about the standings is available at onlineu.com.