Bergen Community College in Paramus

Paramus, NJ

(Rating 2.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Bergen Community College offers 183-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 51.2% are women, and 48.8% are men. 6% percents of international students. Bergen Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bergen Community College is 6656$, that is at the level of national average. 18% of full-time Bergen Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bergen Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bergen Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,583
$30,001 - $48,000$11,776
$48,001 - $75,000$11,776
$75,001 - $110,000$11,776



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5668 of Bergen Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 36 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bergen Community College number 25 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at Bergen Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bergen Community College.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Bergen Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

18% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bergen Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bergen Community College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Bergen Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bergen Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Jersey.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 400 Paramus Rd address in Paramus, New Jersey.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bergen Community College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are aggravated assault, burglary, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bergen Community College offers 183 programs in total: 78 are for Associate's degree, 72 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 33 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state, with one of the highest number of 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are offered in the Bergen Community College: 6 are for Associate's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


Bergen Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 10986 students with 329578 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bergen Community College

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This is where I went to college. Just did a tour with my daughter. Looks completely different. A lot nicer.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Really learned a lot from this place. Great value and teachers over here are amazing. Some bad apples here and there but majority are great. Went here to get my first two years of CS done and was not dissappointed.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Its pretty disappointing when you're paying money to the school and then Moodle doesn't work when its your access to completing most of your assignments and studying. Its a serious waste of my time and its not what I'm paying them for.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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It astounds me about how little some of this school really cares. First, the Financial Aid department is a joke. Do you want to know when the last day to get a refund is? Wait in line for 30 minutes. Do you need something signed so you can mail it? That takes 5 days and pray they don't lose it, twice. Do you need your funds for books transferred to the bookstore, that takes another day. I registered for fall classes in June, and they don't start until September so why do I need to pay in full in July?!?!? If you don't pay 3 months in advance, your spot is gone. Now the professors. Some of them were good and I learned from them. The rest couldn't give a damn whether you pass or not. No homework? Open notes quiz? TAKE HOME EXAM? I thought this was college? How about when your professors don't post your grades in time so you can register for the next semester? Everything i just mentioned, all happened within my FIRST Year! If you want a mediocre, high school level Gen. Ed classes with fantastic inefficiency, Bergen is the place for you. If care about your education and want to keep your sanity, maybe take yourself elsewhere unless you can't afford it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Some of the professors are truly remarkable, which begs the question, why BCC? The administration is pure hell to deal with. One user said it's easier dealing with the DMV, I agree. God forbid you have a registration question, or need to speak with an "advisor". You're treated horribly through and through. Every department is dysfunctional, some more than others. The people at IT love condescending you when you have problems with your Bergen portal. Registration is by far the worst, especially when a certain someone gets involved when an employee doesn't know what they're doing. The upside of Bergen is that it's cheap, very cheap, and you'll be reminded that when a stuck up administration official gives you a snobby attitude on why you need to take Success 101 to take an intro class. And there will be nothing you can do about it because she's better than you, and will remind you of that as well.P.S: I used my initials for this review because they will take any negative reviews and interpret it as slandering, and who knows what would happen after that. Also, remarkable professors, you're better than this place :)

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 400 Paramus Rd

Place: Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2014477200

Institution is active in current year: 1

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