Passaic County Community College Overview
Passaic County Community College is a public institution situated in Paterson, New Jersey. The suburban atmosphere of Paterson makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Passaic County Community College Known For?
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at PCCC.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Passaic County 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.
PCCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at PCCC.
Where Is Passaic County Community College?
Contact details for PCCC are given below.
|Address:||One College Blvd, Paterson, NJ 07505-1179|
How Do I Get Into PCCC?
You can apply to PCCC online at: https://pccc-uga.edu.185r.net/application/login/
Can I Afford Passaic County Community College?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At PCCC, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $4,626 a year. That adds up to $18,504 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at PCCC is 14.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Passaic County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 2,446 full-time undergraduates at PCCC, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Passaic County Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||258|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,391|
Over 9 countries are represented at PCCC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Antigua and Barbuda, Colombia, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Passaic County Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at PCCC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 22nd 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 PCCC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Passaic County Community College was -7.8%. This is the #2,546 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at PCCC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of PCCC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||7%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at PCCC 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 PCCC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#412|
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%.
Passaic County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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