Passaic County Community College in Paterson

Paterson, NJ

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Passaic County Community College offers 126-degree programs and 12 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 1 high safety campus. 39.2% are women, and 60.8% are men. 1% percents of international students. Passaic County Community College is a member of 3 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Passaic County Community College is 7861$, that is at the level of national average. 11% of full-time Passaic County 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 $26,600, 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 Passaic County 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, Passaic County Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,450
$30,001 - $48,000$7,743
$48,001 - $75,000$9,310
$75,001 - $110,000$11,259



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5644 of Passaic County Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 63 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Passaic County Community College number 32 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

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

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

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.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball

Graduation Rate


Passaic County Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

11% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Passaic County 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Passaic County Community College is 21:1, that means that for every 21 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 Passaic County 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 Passaic County 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 One College Blvd address in Paterson, 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 Passaic County Community College with 0.1% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Passaic County Community College offers 126 programs in total: 66 are for Associate's degree, 36 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 24 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state. Passaic County Community College is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 12 distance education programs that are offered in the Passaic County Community College: 6 are for Associate's degree and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. 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.


Passaic County Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6042 students with 181268 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Passaic County Community College

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Overall Rating:

I don't really have a problem with the teachers or the education, but registration complete sucks. Yesterday, I went to change my schedule for next semester. First, you need to do a line just to let know the front desk what you need to do, even tho you know already. Then you need to go to the third floor, do another line, to add or drop classes. Then, go again to the first floor, do line to confirm that. So in the first floor some adviser couldn't fix my schedule and he thought he knew what was the problem. He clearly told me go again to the third floor fix that and come back direct to me (he mean to don't do line again). I did it, but guess what when I went again to him he didn't honor his word and some "represent" and "security" came to me to tell me to do line again, and wait. I told them I am just doing what he said (adviser) and none listen to me, none help me and they were so rude to me just because I tried to explain my point too. So I waited for him and he said he fixed my schedule, I asked If I can check first, he said do it in another desk, so I checked and It was wrong as I thought, I came back and again the same, he told me to go back to the third floor so it was enough for me I told him several times that I knew what was the problem, but he never allow me to talk, he never try to listen to me, he never fix my problem, so I don't know what kind of adviser he is. We went to the third floor again and some lady fix what I thought since the beginning that was wrong. I don't know what kind of school don't listen to their students!!! They need to fix all the registration mess that they have, and listen to their students.

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Terrible organization, security is very surely and on a power trip. Wish I could give it zero stars

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I personally am okay with this School. Employees there (in the Financial Department, Academic Advisors) are somewhat mediocre. It's as if they just started working there. Overall, what saved my experience while attending that school, were the professors. I was extremely blessed to have received great ones. Professor Masri, Amanda in particular. It would be better off if they allowed students to reenroll while simultaneously paying off any debt owed. They don't let you do it unless it's all paid off which blows.

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Overall Rating:

I think this is the worst place to go!!! like if you have the chance to go to another community college go, do not waste your time here!! i've been here since 2014 and every year they have a freaking problem with my financial aid... last week I went twice in one day because they dont tell you exactly what you need, so you have to bring one paper, you go bring it to then find out when you come back that you need something else. Im so over this school cant wait to transfer already. after I went las week to bring everything they said I needed to bring now I checked again and supposedly they need something else now!! Im really considering on suing this school because I want to know what they doing with student's financial aid!! Im so tired of the rudeness of the staff too...

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Well... I don’t know how the school is, because I wasn’t able to get in. The people in charge of the admission department are very incompetent and useless. They will make you come back and forth one million times, get one million documents (I spent a lot of money in getting papers mailed to me from Spain). They are also very disrespectful with the schedules: it’s like the students are the last thing in their agenda. Their knowledge about admissions and proccess is very poor, I would say they have none. I hope you guys think twice before getting in this school.

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Location & Website

Address: One College Blvd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9736846800

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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