More than 17,000 students have chosen Bergen Community College to begin or continue their path toward a degree or certificate in 150 academic programs - making it the largest community college in New Jersey. Thousands of adults also attend Bergen through the School of Continuing Education and other lifelong learning programs.
Bergen has earned its place as one of the nation's top community colleges with a nationally recognized faculty. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognized Bergen Community College with the 2010 Community Engagement Classification. Including Bergen, only 12 U.S. community colleges and 103 four-year schools earned the award. Other honorees include Notre Dame, Cornell, Bucknell, the University of Connecticut and the University of Southern California.
Every year, Bergen graduates transfer to top schools, including New York University and Columbia University. The College maintains transfer agreements with more than 40 four-year colleges and universities through the region.
Its trio of academic sites - and online courses - offers convenience of attendance while affordable tuition rates and financial aid help provide access to a college education for all students.
Comprehensive support services and robust student life programs create a rich campus environment that breeds success, achievement and personal growth.
More than 100 countries of citizenship. Most common non-U.S.: Korea, Poland, Colombia, Dominican Republic, India and Ecuador.
More than 150 A.A., A.S., A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science Degree), C.O.A. (Certificate of Achievement) certificate programs.