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About Bergen Community College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


2 Years

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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

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On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


The Bergen Community College is a public institution that was founded in the year 1965 with the aim to satisfy the region’s need for a convenient, affordable, and comprehensive education destination. The university is headquartered at Paramus, New Jersey.

The college primarily aims to be a dynamic partner by bridging potential with opportunities for educational, professional, and personal growth. Learning, Excellence, Integrity, Respect, and Creativity are the core values on which the College acts.

The College now has more than 13.352 students in degree, continuing education, and adult education programs.

Berger Community College Accreditation

The college is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to offer various degrees and certificates.

Online Education

Distance learning is a form of flexible learning whereby students can take classes from the convenience of their home or office, log in any time of the day and any day of the week, so they are not bound by a rigid class schedule. Distance learning is ideal for individuals with children at home, who work full-time, or may want to take a course that isn’t offered at the time they can attend.

  • College offers 13 online programs across multiple disciplines. College majors include Business Management, Arts, Accounting, Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy.

  • Using College Moodle, the course management system, students get connected with the instructor and other students through the Internet.

  • A student is not bound to follow the schedules to take up their classes. They can take up anytime at the convenience of their own place.

Location & Contact


400 Paramus Rd


Email: N/A
Phone: 2014477200
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Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Oct

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Bergen Community College follows an open admission policy for admission. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. The College is committed to the selection of students without regard to colour, age, race, creed sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital or veteran’s status as defined by law.

The application form can be filled online through the college website. Once you submit the form, the university will evaluate you on the basis of your past academic record and they declare the result. 

Before filling the form, if you have any queries, you can contact the admissions office.

Bergen Community College Admissions Office

Office of Admissions & Recruitment

Pitkin Education Center, Room A-115

400 Paramus Road

Paramus, New Jersey 07652.

Tel - 201-447-7200

Fax - 201-447-8923

Email - admissions@bergen.edu

Annual Cost to Attend

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Bergen Community College is quite affordable for average middle-class students since it has a low cost.

The total one year cost comes out to be $ 22,600 with the net price being $ 8755 and average annual cost being $ 7,116.

Additionally, the following are the costs involved when attending this institution

Books and Supplies - $1,400

Other Fees - $1,048


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

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Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

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Distance Education

Study Abroad


Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1,814 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

98 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

93 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

56 Graduates

Computer Programming

35 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

33 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

29 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

23 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

18 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

15 Graduates

Legal Support Services

11 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

9 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

9 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

8 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

7 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

7 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

5 Graduates

Precision Metal Working

5 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

4 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

4 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

4 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

4 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

3 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

3 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

3 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

3 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

3 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

3 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

3 Graduates


2 Graduates

Air Transportation

1 Graduates

Fire Protection

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




34% White

17% Unknown

6% Black

29% Hispanic

1% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

8% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$74,213 per year

Campus Life


The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

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The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

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Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


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24-Hour Escort Safety rides


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The students at BCC have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into change-makers. Since the campus life of students assumes a fundamental part in their development and improvement, students at BCC are encouraged to invest their energy in learning and developing themselves. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol. The number of female and male students at the college are 49% and 51%, respectively.

After Graduation

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Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$71 - 163

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

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Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


The Bergen Community College Office of Financial Aid is within the Student Services Division and seeks to provide high-quality service that consistently exceeds the expectations of students and families.

The office's primary objective is to assist students in planning for and meeting expenses associated with attendance at BCC and also focuses on establishing aid eligibility, awarding grants, loans, and employment and providing financial aid counselling for the resolution of problems associated with financing an education.

Students can avail these financial benefits by filing the FAFSA and receiving the Student Aid Report to determine eligibility.

Bergen Community College federal school code is 004736.

  • Direct Loan Program - Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of your college education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) rather than a bank or other financial institution.

  • Grants are forms of aid that do not have to be repaid. They are awarded to students who show financial need on the FAFSA. Students who attend Bergen Community College may be eligible for the following grants such as Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and New Jersey Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG).

  • Federal Work-Study - Federal Work-Study is a federally-funded program for students who need financial assistance with educational expenses.

  • Various scholarships like New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS)and Bergen Community College Foundation Scholarships are also available.

  • Military aid is another option that can be opted for in this College.

 In addition to the above benefits, an applicant would receive financial aid in the following forms:

Gift Aid - $5,949

Federal Grant - $4,873

State Aid - $2,577


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