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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?

1,411 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at PCCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#520 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at PCCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Social Work Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Social Work Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Fire Protection Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Public Health Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Passaic County Community College?

Location of Passaic County Community College

Contact details for PCCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One College Blvd, Paterson, NJ 07505-1179
Phone: 973-684-6800
Website: www.pccc.edu

How Do I Get Into PCCC?

You can apply to PCCC online at: https://pccc-uga.edu.185r.net/application/login/

Since Passaic County 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 Passaic County Community College?

5% Take Out Loans
14.8% Loan Default Rate

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

2,446 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,497 undergraduate students at PCCC, with 2,446 being full-time and 4,051 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  PCCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,446 full-time undergraduates at PCCC, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  PCCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of PCCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 147
Black or African American 258
Hispanic or Latino 1,391
White 473
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 173

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

252 Took All Classes Online
952 Took At Least One Class Online
-7.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 952 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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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
Health Professions 19%
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
Fire Protection #66
Homeland Security #75
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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 315 2 317
Criminal Justice & Corrections 174 12 114 300
Social Work 14 54 48 116
General Business/Commerce 0 105 0 105
Other Homeland Security 99 0 0 99
General Education 64 0 0 64
Nursing 0 64 0 64
Mental & Social Health Services 58 4 0 62
Human Development & Family Studies 3 38 10 51
Fire Protection 0 5 38 43
Computer Information Systems 1 37 0 38
Graphic Communications 0 13 0 13
General English Literature 0 13 0 13
Accounting 2 10 0 12
Culinary Arts 0 7 4 11
Homeland Security 0 6 5 11
Other Communication Technology 8 2 0 10
American Sign Language 7 3 0 10
Other Education 9 0 0 9
Computer Software & Applications 8 0 0 8
Public Health 0 8 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 6 1 7
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 2 6
Engineering Science 0 5 0 5
Allied Health Professions 0 5 0 5
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 3 0 3
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 3 0 3
Health Sciences & Services 0 3 0 3
Other Health Professions 3 0 0 3
Management Information Systems 0 2 0 2
Computer Systems Networking 1 0 0 1
English Literature (Other) 0 0 1 1
Design & Applied Arts 1 0 0 1
Data Entry 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 452 734 225 1,411

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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