Public 2 Year

Bergen Community College

Paramus, New Jersey

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Bergen Community College overview
Location Paramus, New Jersey
Online bergen.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Bergen Community College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Bergen Community College, located in Paramus, New Jersey, is a public community college offering a comprehensive array of associate degree and certificate programs. Established in 1965, it serves as an academic hub in Bergen County, approximately 20 miles from New York City. The college emphasizes open admission policies, maintaining high accessibility for students seeking higher education. With a campus marked by contemporary architectural elements, it provides a modern educational environment within a suburban setting. While Bergen Community College does not offer on-campus student housing, it fosters an atmosphere conducive to commuter students, with facilities and resources supporting their academic journey. Known for its robust health professions programs, particularly nursing and dental hygiene, the college prepares students for in-demand careers in healthcare and other fields. Although not distinguished for a competitive athletic program, Bergen Community College focuses on academics and workforce development to equip students with practical skills and knowledge for their future endeavors.

Bergen Community College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  5,875 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,317 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,368 plus fees of $1,070.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Bergen Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,070
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,780
Other Expenses Budget$4,400
Total One Year Cost$23,238

New Jersey Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Bergen Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,070
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,780
Budget for Other Expenses$4,400
Total One Year Cost$27,018

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bergen Community College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 75%
Health Professions 15%
Business 3%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 2%
Visual and Performing Arts 2%

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