• 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 12,968 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is same as the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,968 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,614
  • Out-state tuition: $7,878
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Bergen Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 851 teachers has grown by 63% over five years.
Bergen Community College
(NJ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
851 staff
445 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bergen Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Bergen Community College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,968 students
5,858 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,817 students
2,576 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,151 students
3,282 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
20 students
% Asian
9%
6%
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% Hispanic
32%
26%
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% Black
6%
14%
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% White
34%
40%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
12%
10%
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Diversity Score
0.75
0.74
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College Completion Rate
22%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,400
$36,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,614 is more than the state average of $5,616. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,878 is more than the state average of $7,703. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,614
$5,616
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,878
$7,703
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
60%
76%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$11,242
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
69%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 12,968 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,614
  • Out-state tuition: $7,878
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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