Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Rd.
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 493-7200
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Located in New Jersey, Bergen Community College operates as a coeducational, two-year, public institution. Founded in 1965, the main campus of BCC resides in Paramus. Every year, more than 17,000 students enroll in the college to pursue an associate degree or certificate. An additional 10,000 students enroll to take continuing education classes. Currently, there are three locations for the college throughout New Jersey. Students can take classes in Paramus, Hackensack, and Lyndhurst.

Programs Offered

Students of Bergen Community College can earn Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees in 17 different areas and earn an online certificate in United States Studies. All online classes are offered through the Distance Learning department at BCC. Currently, students can choose from two different formats in terms of class delivery. Students can earn their degree completely online or take a hybrid program. The online programs will allow students to connect to their virtual classroom anywhere and anytime. Students will use Moodle to interact with their instructor and other class members. All online courses will require the same academic standards as the on-campus classes. The hybrid classes allow students to meet on campus part time and finish the rest of their work online. Typically, these classes require students to be in class at least one day a week.


Bergen Community College received its accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 1972.


Bergen Community College has an open door policy. This policy allows all students access to most programs that they offer. Students that are interested in taking courses at the college need to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students can fill out their application online, or mail it in to the office of admissions. Some of the health programs have limited space and will require additional entrance requirements. Students applying to the health programs must have taken certain science classes in high school or the last five years, must have taken a basic skills test, and must show proof of medical insurance. All students entering a program where patient care is required will have to complete a criminal background check.

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