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Bergen Community College Overview

Bergen Community College is a public institution located in Paramus, New Jersey. Bergen Community College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Bergen Community College Known For?

2,188 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Bergen Community College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 26% of the faculty were full-time.

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Bergen Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Bergen Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#31 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#141 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bergen Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Hospitality Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#112 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#112 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#124 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#170 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Bergen Community College?

Location of Bergen Community College

Contact details for Bergen Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1595
Phone: 201-447-7200
Website: https://www.bergen.edu

How Do I Get Into Bergen Community College?

You can apply to Bergen Community College online at: https://bergen.edu/welcome-to-bergen/enroll/

Since Bergen Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Bergen Community College?

25% Take Out Loans
13.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bergen Community College, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $5,323 a year. That adds up to $21,292 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bergen Community College is 13.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Bergen Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,817 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,968 undergraduate students at Bergen Community College, with 6,817 being full-time and 6,151 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bergen Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,817 full-time undergraduates at Bergen Community College, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Bergen Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bergen Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bergen Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 613
Black or African American 394
Hispanic or Latino 2,394
White 2,264
International Students 463
Other Races/Ethnicities 689

Over 82 countries are represented at Bergen Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Turkey, and China.

Online Learning at Bergen Community College

698 Took All Classes Online
3,432 Took At Least One Class Online
5.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,432 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bergen Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Bergen Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bergen Community College was 5.7%. This is the #1,614 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bergen Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bergen Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bergen Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bergen Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #347
Liberal Arts General Studies #347

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bergen Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,736 0 1,736
Allied Health Professions 0 75 31 106
Nursing 0 91 0 91
Dental Support Services 0 35 0 35
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 28 0 28
Design & Applied Arts 0 27 0 27
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 12 13 25
Hospitality Management 0 21 2 23
Information Technology 0 19 3 22
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 10 6 16
Graphic Communications 0 12 0 12
Legal Support Services 0 9 0 9
Culinary Arts 6 0 2 8
Plant Sciences 0 5 0 5
General Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Industrial Production Technology 3 2 0 5
Precision Metal Working 5 0 0 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 4 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 2 1 3
Finance & Financial Management 0 3 0 3
Arts & Media Management 0 3 0 3
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 2 0 0 2
Accounting 0 2 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 0 1 1 2
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 2 0 2
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Horticulture 0 0 1 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 1 1
Marketing 1 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 0 1
Computer Information Systems 0 1 0 1
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 1 0 1
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 17 2,110 61 2,188

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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