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 Bergen Community College

Bergen Community College - Paramus, NJ

400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, New Jersey 07652-1595

General information:(201)447-7200
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:17,271( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,518 $3,733 $3,937 -5%
Out-of-state $6,720 $7,134 $7,542 -5%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,400 -14%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,200 $7,028 $7,028 0%
Other $4,120 $3,920 $3,920 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,120 $3,920 $3,920 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,718 $4,933 $5,337 -20%
Off Campus $15,038 $15,881 $16,285 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,838 $8,853 $9,257 -11%
On Campus $7,920 $8,334 $8,942 0%
Off Campus $18,240 $19,282 $19,890 0%
Off Campus with Family $12,040 $12,254 $12,862 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,288
In-state fees $942
Out-of-state tuition $6,600
Out-of-state fees $942
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,461 52% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,230 44% $7,028,778 $5,714
Federal grants 1,203 43% $5,465,704 $4,543
Pell grants 1,200 43% $5,314,467 $4,429
Other federal grants 594 21% $151,237 $255
State/local government grant or scholarships 749 27% $1,563,074 $2,087
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Student loan aid 362 13% $1,795,535 $4,960
Federal student loans 357 13% $1,710,171 $4,790
Other student loans 12 0% $85,364 $7,114
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,197 30% $24,378,845 $4,691
Pell grants 4,931 29% $18,783,787 $3,809
Federal student loans 1,848 11% $9,512,292 $5,147


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,688 $4,776 $5,708
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,793 $4,006 $4,834
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,231 $5,215 $6,240
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,070 $8,349 $8,739
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,848 $10,772 $11,344
$110,001 and more $9,796 $10,857 $11,379

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 17,271
Undergraduate enrollment 17,271
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,024
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 54 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 24-
Basketball 1313
Golf 5-
Soccer 2520
Softball -13
Tennis 9-
Track and Field, Outdoor 14-
Track and Field, X-Country 92
Volleyball -10
Wrestling 19-


Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1972 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/12/1972 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/01/1986 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

04/11/2008 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1971 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 200
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate15.3%
Number in default110
Number in repayment718

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00473600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General3--
Category total3--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization-2-
Category total-2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--3
Category total--3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping13--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General2--
Banking and Financial Support Services5--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-2-
Finance, General--1
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-1-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management201-
Management Information Systems and Services, Other-5-
Management Information Systems, General-2-
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations1--
Category total41111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications14--
Information Technology12--
Category total26--
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching12--
Category total12--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-5-
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other6--
Engineering Technology, General2--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician--5
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD7--
Category total1555
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician1--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist38--
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician10--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other5--
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-3-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist209-
Medical/Clinical Assistant22--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse111--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist29--
Surgical Technology/Technologist-27-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant23--
Category total25939-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science36--
Category total36--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal17--
Category total17--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1511--
Category total1511--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-2-
Category total-2-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training-31
Category total-31
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art33--
Music Performance, General-1-
Music, Other--1
Category total3311
Grand total19536311