Bergen Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,516
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,223
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.85%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
11,409
52.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
22.1%
510 Graduates

About

Bergen Community College is a higher education institution located in Bergen County, NJ. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bergen Community College were N/A.

In 2020, 2,130 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bergen Community College. 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (723 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (561 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bergen Community College is $3,516, which is $−4,464 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Bergen Community College is $3,516, which is $−4,464 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,223.

In 2020, 43% of undergraduate students attending Bergen Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 18% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,516
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bergen Community College was $3,516. The cost of tuition at Bergen Community College is $−4,464 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$9,223
2020 Value
7.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bergen Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,223. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bergen Community College grew by 7.07%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,780
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bergen Community College was of $12,780 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
18%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Bergen Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 19.4% with respect to 2019, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.85%
2018 Default Rate
169
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bergen Community College was 9.85%, which represents 169 out of the 1716 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Bergen Community College has a total enrollment of 11,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Bergen Community College is 5,994 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,415. This means that 52.5% of students enrolled at Bergen Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bergen Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35% White, 33.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Asian, 6.58% Black or African American, 0.859% Two or More Races, 0.412% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.193% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Bergen Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (21.3%), followed by White Male (17.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bergen Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Bergen Community College is 5,994 and the part-time enrollment is 5,415. This means that 52.5% of students enrolled at Bergen Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bergen Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Bergen Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,992
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,867
  3. Asian
    1,147

The enrolled student population at Bergen Community College is 35% White, 33.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Asian, 6.58% Black or African American, 0.859% Two or More Races, 0.412% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.193% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 985 students (8.63%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 174 more women than men received degrees from Bergen Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bergen Community College is white (723 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (561 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bergen Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bergen Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,691 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), and Health (281 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bergen Community College are Registered nurses (1,306,200 people), Medical & health services managers (149,950 people), Pharmacists (133,165 people), Other managers (130,007 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (123,884 people).

The most specialized majors at Bergen Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,691 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Health (281 degrees), Engineering Technologies (21 degrees), and Agriculture (7 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bergen Community College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Bergen Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,691 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Health (281 degrees), Engineering Technologies (21 degrees), and Agriculture (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bergen Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,456,579 people), Elementary & secondary schools (334,592 people), Outpatient care centers (212,840 people), Offices of physicians (189,681 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (186,700 people).

The most specialized majors at Bergen Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,691 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (18 degrees), Health (281 degrees), Engineering Technologies (21 degrees), and Agriculture (7 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bergen Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bergen Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

978
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,152
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 978 degrees were awarded to men at Bergen Community College, which is 0.849 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,152).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 828 degrees were awarded to men at Bergen Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.959 times less than the 863 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 863 degrees were awarded to women at Bergen Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.04 times more than the 828 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 7% of students graduating from Bergen Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (32.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bergen Community College is Female and Asian (32.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 17.6% of graduates (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    723 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    561 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    404 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bergen Community College is white (723 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (561 degrees).

19% of degree recipients (404 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    364 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    359 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    318 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bergen Community College is white female (364 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (359 degrees).

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Bergen Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.42M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Bergen Community College had a total salary expenditure of $123M. Bergen Community College employs 66 Professors, 58 Associate professors, and 52 Assistant professors. Most academics at Bergen Community College are Male Professors (42), Female Associate professors(33), and Female Assistant professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bergen Community College are: Service, with 91 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, and Management with 57 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.72M - Federal
  2. $6.26M - State
  3. $136k - Local

As of 2020, Bergen Community College received $5.72M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.26M from state grants and contracts, and $136k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$58.6M
2020 Salaries
4.92%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Bergen Community College paid a median of $58.6M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 4.92% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.01% decline from 2018 and a 2.44% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.1M
Instructional Salaries
205
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bergen Community College paid a total of $16.1M to 205 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
91 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bergen Community College were Professor with 66 employees; Associate professor with 58 employees; and Associate professor with 52 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bergen Community College were Service with 91 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees; and Management with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bergen Community College was Male Professor with 42 employees, Female Associate professor with 33 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 33 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bergen Community College.

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