Passaic County Community College

Tel: (973)684-6800
8,973 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 8,973 students (38.13% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
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 254 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
College Passaic County Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 254 staff
61 staff
Passaic County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 8,973 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,973 students 1,296 students
Passaic County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Passaic County Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,421 students
810 students
Passaic County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,552 students
1,036 students
Passaic County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Passaic County Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Passaic County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Passaic County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Passaic County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Passaic County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Passaic County Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Passaic County Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Passaic County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.66 0.53
Passaic County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,166 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,331 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,166 $5,694
Passaic County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,331 $10,252
Passaic County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
Passaic County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $5,489 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,773 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 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New Jersey is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.