Bergen Community College

Paramus, NJ 07652
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Bergen Community College is located in Paramus, New Jersey. This school was established in 1965 and it currently serves over 14,000 students. It has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. There are various associate’s degree programs in different areas of study and a few certificate opportunities at Bergen. The school also has an athletics department that participates in various men's and women's sports in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division XIX.

The Bergen Community College nursing program is fully approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Students who attend the Bergen nursing program can expect an associate’s degree in nursing curriculum that is very thorough with both daytime and evening course options for students to consider. Many prospective nurses have realized their dreams here and students at Bergen regularly go on to find jobs in nursing very quickly after graduating from the program.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students14,062
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 24 69
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1971 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$142/credit
In State Students$292/credit
Out of State Students$308/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,390 $13,140 $13,860
ADN 70 $9,940 $20,440 $21,560
BSN 125 $17,750 $36,500 $38,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of Bergen Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 45% $4,541
Other Federal Grant 13% $127
State Grant & Scholarships 24% $2,604
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 18% $5,331
Private Loans 1% $7,885


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,544
$30,001 to $48,000$14,538
$48,001 to $75,000$14,538
$75,001 to $110,000$14,538
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652

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