Passaic County Community College

  • 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 52%.
  • Passaic County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Passaic County, NJ.
  • The nearest community college to Passaic County Community College is Berkeley College-Woodland Park (1.4 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 242 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Passaic County 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 Faculty242 staff234 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Passaic County Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Passaic County Community College diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,968 students7,040 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio37:134:1
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# Full-Time Students3,412 students3,412 students
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# Part-Time Students5,556 students3,628 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
44%
19%
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% Black
17%
14%
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% White
28%
48%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Non Resident races
-
4%
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% Unknown races
5%
9%
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Diversity Score0.690.70
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College Completion Rate
10%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,200$36,100
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,778 is less than the state average of $6,125. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,538 is less than the state average of $7,667. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,778$6,125
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,538$7,667
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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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