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Bergen Community College Overview

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

What Is Bergen Community College Known For?

2,106 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bergen Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 27% 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.

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
#6 Most Popular Plant Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Graphic Communications Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Hospitality Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Dental Support Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Information Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#141 Most Popular Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Bergen Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Best Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Schools College Factual
#17 Best Respiratory Care Therapy Schools College Factual
#34 Best Liberal Arts Schools College Factual
#41 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools College Factual
#41 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools College Factual
#105 Best Allied Health Professions Schools College Factual

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into Bergen Community College?

You can apply to Bergen Community College online at:

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?

24% Take Out Loans
12.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bergen Community College, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $4,915 a year. That adds up to $19,660 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bergen Community College is 12.7%. 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

5,994 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,409 undergraduate students at Bergen Community College, with 5,994 being full-time and 5,415 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 5,994 full-time undergraduates at Bergen Community College, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 538
Black or African American 374
Hispanic or Latino 2,273
White 2,005
International Students 344
Other Races/Ethnicities 460

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

9,927 Took All Classes Online
11,067 Took At Least One Class Online
333.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 11,067 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.


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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Bergen Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bergen Community College was 333.1%. This is the #213 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Bergen Community College regardless of major.

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 1,691 0 1,691
Nursing 0 113 0 113
Allied Health Professions 0 81 28 109
Dental Support Services 0 30 0 30
Information Technology 0 23 2 25
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 15 7 22
Graphic Communications 0 16 1 17
Hospitality Management 0 15 1 16
Design & Applied Arts 0 15 0 15
Legal Support Services 0 10 0 10
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 6 3 9
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 8 0 8
Plant Sciences 0 7 0 7
Industrial Production Technology 3 2 0 5
Computer Software & Applications 0 3 1 4
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Other Health Professions 0 4 0 4
General Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 3 0 3
Finance & Financial Management 0 2 0 2
Culinary Arts 0 0 2 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 0 1
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 1 0 1
Health & Physical Education 1 0 0 1
Precision Metal Working 1 0 0 1
Arts & Media Management 0 1 0 1
Horticulture 0 0 0 0
Accounting 0 0 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5 2,056 45 2,106


*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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