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Study at Bergen Community College

Founded in 1965, Bergen Community College is a two-year, public, community college located in Bergen County, New Jersey with its main campus located in Paramus. It enrolls more than 15, 000 students every year in its Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degree and certificate programs.

The college runs many academic centres. It enrolls more than 10, 000 students every year in non-credit, professional and development courses through the Division of Continuing Education. The Philip J. Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack offers adult basic skills, English as a Second Language courses, as well as non-credit, and credit courses. The college also offers distance learning programs.

Bergen Community College's sports team is nicknamed the Bulldogs. It is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in Region XIX and of the Garden State Athletic Conference.

Profile of Bergen Community College

Bergen Community College is located in Paramus, NJ (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Bergen Community College is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Bergen Community College is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Bergen Community College Selectivity

The school is an open-admission school.


Bergen Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Bergen Community College had 15, 057 enrolled students in 2007.

Bergen Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts823liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology184radiation therapist, dental hygienist, surgical tech, respiratory care tech, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine120registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement65criminal justice and police
Business and Management37accounting technology, banking, entrepreneurship, management information systems
Computer Science and Engineering28computer applications programming, information technology, computer graphics
Engineering Technician25drafting, mechanical drafting, manufacturing tech, electrical/electronic tech, engineering technology
Photography and Commercial Art24commercial art
Law22legal assistant
Hospitality21hotel management, travel services
Education and Teaching14early childhood Education
Therapy and Counselling9physical therapist assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture8applied horticulture
office and Administration7administrative assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5exercise science
Medical administration4medical secretary
Cooking and Culinary Arts3chef training
Medicine1health professions

Contact: Bergen Community College

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Rd

Paramus, NJ 07652-1595

General Phone: (201) 447-7200


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