Passaic County Community College

One College Blvd
Paterson, NJ 07505-1179
Tel: (973)684-6800
8,968 students
Public institution
  • The Mission of Passaic County Community College is to provide academic, cultural, and technological resources and experiences to the residents of Passaic County. Through education, we seek to help bring about more satisfying and productive personal lives, stronger community leadership, and a strengthened economic base.
School Highlights
Passaic County Community College serves 8,968 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Passaic County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Passaic County, NJ.
The nearest community college is Berkeley College-Woodland Park (1.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 242 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
College Passaic County Community College (NJ) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 242 staff 234 staff
Passaic County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 8,968 has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is equal to the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,968 students 7,839 students
Passaic County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1 34:1
Passaic County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,412 students 3,412 students
Passaic County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 5,556 students 3,628 students
Passaic County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Passaic County Community College Enrollment Breakdown NJ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
5%
Passaic County Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
44%
19%
Passaic County Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
17%
14%
Passaic County Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
28%
49%
Passaic County Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Unknown races
5%
8%
Passaic County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.69 0.69
Passaic County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,034 is less than the state average of $4,794. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,109 is more than the state average of $6,468. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,034 $4,794
Passaic County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,109 $6,468
Passaic County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77% 74%
Passaic County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Passaic County Community College is a publicly supported two-year college offering associate in arts and associate in science degree programs that lead to transfer to four-year colleges. Offering associate in applied science degrees and certificates in career specializations, the College provides more than forty degree and certificate programs to over 7,000 students. Student activities, cultural programming, and intercollegiate athletics provide students with a variety of extracurricular experiences. PCCC's main campus is located in the lower portion of Passaic County, New Jersey, in the heart of one of the nation's historic industrial cities, Paterson. The campus serves an extremely diverse population. The central campus buildings include Academic Hall, Founders' Hall, Hamilton Hall, and the newly refurbished Hamilton Club building. Academic Hall contains classrooms, computer and science laboratories, and the Academic Resource Center; it is connected to Founders' Hall by a passageway that crosses over College Boulevard. Founders' Hall contains many administrative offices, gymnasium, and theater. The College has recently added a child-care center, expanded its library facilities, electronic and multimedia classrooms greatly enhanced our Paterson campus. The historic “Hamilton Club” building is newly renovated for use as a conference center, and the Wanaque Academic Center provides an outstanding setting for the delivery of academic programs. PCCC is now one of the most technologically advanced campuses in the region. Today, PCCC enrolls over 7000 students a year in over 40 associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs plus an extensive program of English as a Second Language, continuing education, and customized training. At PCCC, you will enter a learning environment that is intimate and nurturing, where small class size encourages meaningful dialogue with instructors and where friendships develop and grow. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For New Jersey public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,794 per year for in-state students and $6,468 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,412 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New Jersey community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is Union County College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.