Bergen Community College

  • Bergen Community College provides high quality, relevant, and varied educational programs and opportunities for the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community. The College values its role as an educational leader, embracing change and responding to the complex needs of those it serves.
School Highlights
  • Bergen Community College serves 15,651 students (57% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Bergen Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Bergen County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college to Bergen Community College is Passaic County Community College (5.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Bergen Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 589 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bergen Community College(NJ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty589 staff234 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Bergen Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bergen Community College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,651 students7,040 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:134:1
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# Full-Time Students8,976 students3,412 students
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# Part-Time Students6,675 students3,628 students
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% Asian
8%
5%
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% Hispanic
22%
19%
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% Black
5%
14%
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% White
42%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
7%
4%
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% Unknown races
15%
9%
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Diversity Score0.740.70
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College Completion Rate
19%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,400$36,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,614 is more than the state average of $6,125. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,878 is more than the state average of $7,667. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,614$6,125
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,878$7,667
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid58%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1965, Bergen Community College enrolls more than 14,000 students in Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degree programs, and certificate programs. More than 10,000 students are enrolled in non-credit, professional development courses through the Division of Continuing Education. The Philip J. Ciarco Learning Center, at 355 Main Street, Hackensack, offers adult basic skills, English as a Second Language, non-credit, and credit courses. Bergen Community College is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling more than 14,000 students in degree and certificate programs. The academic programs are classified as transfer or career programs. Bergen Community College programs prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or for immediate entry into a career. Since its inception, Bergen has offered open admissions, small classes, affordable tuition, dedicated faculty, outstanding student services, flexible scheduling, and a student centered campus. Bergen Community College is a vibrant educational community that is committed to serving Bergen County by providing rare opportunities for people of all ages to discover their talents and to realize their potential. The opening of our new Technology Education Center gave us the opportunity to showcase state-of-the-art facilities and programs to high school students and administrators, community residents, and our own faculty and students, who take great pride in the College's achievements. Our shared dream is that our students and alumni will continue to reach new goals as they become valuable members of our community. Bergen Community College also offers Certificate Programs and Certificates of Achievement which award recognition to students who successfully complete a program of specialized courses in a specific discipline.

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