Passaic County Community College
Paterson, NJ 07505-1179

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,148
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Passaic County Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Passaic County Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,840 and in-state students paid $4,290.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$10,328
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$4,290
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$6,840
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 78% of Passaic County Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 71% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,557 (which is 4.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Passaic County Community College in 2016-2017, was 48, which is 6% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,667 (which is 2.4% above the national average.)

$4,557
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$4,667
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
78%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Passaic County Community College has enrolled a total of 8,148 students (3,164 students full-time and 4,984 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,148 students, 169 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 310 students for distance studies.

8,148
Total Enrollment
169
Transfers

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 54%

White: 18%

Black/African American: 15%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Asian: 6%

Two or more races: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Passaic County Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 28% 1,059 349
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 23% 887 24
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 410 95
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 9% 357
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 8% 304
Education 6% 231
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 147
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 3% 125
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 1% 30
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0% 14

Graduation & Dropout Rates

14%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Passaic County Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

27%
Still enrolled
47%
Dropout rate
12%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$21,000
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Passaic County Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,000. Last year, out of the total 2,338 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,987 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,560 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,099 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,000 $26,200
Employment Rate 85% 82%
Total Graduates 2,338 2,560

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Passaic County Community College.

Bergen Community College
4.6 mile away
Essex County College
12.4 mile away
Union County College
19 mile away