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Bergen Community College Description

  • Bergen Community College is a comprehensive, publicly supported two-year college that is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Through its open admissions policy, the college is committed to equal educational opportunities for all. Over 11,400 students enroll in more than 90 degree and certificate programs through day, evening, and on-line opportunities. An additional 10,000 students are involved in professional development, continuing education, welfare-to-work, English as a Second Language, and personal development programs on the Paramus campus as well as at the Colleges Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack, NJ. Its instructional programs are designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or for immediate entry into a career. Noncredit courses are offered for those seeking personal enrichment or improvement of specific skills. Special populations include Students with Disabilities who comprise approximately 7% of the student body.

Main Campus: 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652-1595;
Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands: 1280 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071-3517;
Phillip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center: 355 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone Numbers
Main Campus: (201) 447-7100
Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands: (201) 460-0610
Ciarco Learning Center: (201) 489-1551

Bergen Community College offers three types of degree programs:

  • Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Associate in Science (AS) and
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

BCC also offers One-year Certificates

11.409 total enrollment in Fall 2020. Source: Fact Book 2019-2020

Student Demographics
See Center for Institutional Effectiveness

Faculty Demographics (self-reported) – In FY 2018, 27% of faculty were minorities:  13% Hispanic/Latino; 5% Black and 8% Asian.

Financial Aid – In FY 2018, the College dispensed almost $44 million in student financial aid to county and non-county residents as well as One-year Certificates. Source: BCC Fact Book 2018-2019

US Congressional Districts
BCC campuses are located in the 5th (Paramus) and the 9th (Hackensack and Lyndhurst) congressional districts.

NJ Legislative Districts
BCC campuses are part of District 38 (Paramus), District 37 (Ciarco), and District 36 (Meadowlands).  Bergen county covers NJ Districts 35-40.

Tax status – Bergen Community College is a public educational institution which operates as a political sub-division of the State of New Jersey in the County of Bergen.

Dr. Eric M. Friedman, President, is organizational signatory.
Dr. William J. Yakowicz, Director of Grants, is authorized institutional representative for grants.

Human Resources Policies – See the College Policies website for the following:
BCC’s Title IX Policy; Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment; Policy Prohibiting Discrimination; and Internal Complaint Processes and Procedures.

College Facilities Rental and Fees and Moses Family Meeting and Training Center, Technology Education Center – Usage Fees
Please contact BCC’s Event Planning Manager: Tracy Miceli 201-689-7629