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Bergen Community College Demographics & Diversity

Paramus, New Jersey

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Bergen Community College are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 69% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Bergen Community College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Bergen Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 31%
Black 6%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 7%
Race Unknown 20%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 21% more female students than male students enrolled at Bergen Community College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bergen Community College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Bergen Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Bergen Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,160
Women 6,249

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Bergen Community College serves a very low number of students outside of New Jersey, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bergen Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,212 per year

49% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
11,409
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 26.9%
Part time Undergrads 39.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=183743 IPEDS survey data for Bergen Community College.