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Bergen Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Bergen Community College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Bergen Community College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bergen Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bergen Community College was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Bergen Community College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bergen Community College?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Bergen Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Bergen Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bergen Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bergen Community College is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Bergen Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bergen Community College is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at Bergen Community College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,352 undergraduates at Bergen Community College with 7,320 being full-time and 6,032 being part-time.

Bergen Community College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Bergen Community College is 69.46 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  69.46 out of 100
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How Much Does Bergen Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bergen Community College is $9,678. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bergen Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,159 $8,703 $12,097 $14,040 $14,377

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bergen Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bergen Community College, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $5,323 a year. That adds up to $21,292 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bergen Community College is 13.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bergen Community College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Bergen Community College make about $38,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of Bergen Community College

Bergen Community College is a public institution situated in Paramus, New Jersey. Paramus is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Bergen Community College

Contact details for Bergen Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1595
Phone: 201-447-7200
Website: https://www.bergen.edu

Bergen Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Bergen Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bergen Community College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,432 students took at least one online class at Bergen Community College. This is a decrease from the 3,451 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,432 698
2016-2017 3,451 694
2015-2016 3,322 593
2014-2015 3,161 592
2013-2014 3,121 563

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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