Mission & Vision
Kean Ocean Mission Statement
The mission of Kean Ocean is to extend the university’s mission of providing access to affordable public higher education to Ocean County and south central New Jersey. Kean Ocean dedicates itself to the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all its members -- students, faculty, and professional staff. Kean Ocean will continue to offer baccalaureate-completion and graduate programs to the state’s sixth largest county by population, 2nd largest by land area, and one of the fastest growing yet underserved counties. Kean Ocean will offer degrees in as many curricular areas as demand will support, with as much economy and efficiency as the partnership’s sharing of resources will allow. Kean Ocean operations will continue to combine Kean University and Ocean County College support services, supplementing or enriching them as necessary to deliver the same Kean University World Class Education, regardless of location. Kean Ocean will continue to collaborate with Ocean County College and the Ocean County government as they plan, build, and finance a major expansion of the college’s campus which could include a discrete campus sector for multiple Kean Ocean academic, and administrative buildings.
Kean Ocean Vision Statement
To grow Kean Ocean and make it the premier public baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. In doing so, increase the programmatic offerings to 60 undergraduate and 25 graduate program options, with the eventual transformation of Kean Ocean into a full service branch campus. Kean Ocean will provide its students with full and unimpeded access to all university services, whether through physical duplication on site or through means of remote interaction with the home campus. Kean Ocean students will be fully enfranchised and satisfied members of the Kean University community.