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Passaic County Community College
Passaic County Community College One College Blvd Paterson, NJ 07505 Phone: (973) 684-6800
  • General Information
    About Passaic County Community College

    The Mission of Passaic County Community College is to provide academic, cultural, and technological resources and experiences to the residents of Passaic County. Through education, we seek to help bring about more satisfying and productive personal lives, stronger community leadership, and a strengthened economic base. High quality college programs are at the heart of our mission. Additionally, we are committed to addressing community needs through English as a second language instruction, basic skills instruction, career training, cultural programming, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies. Passaic County's rich diversity defines us and shapes our efforts. We know that if our programs are to be accessible and our students are to succeed, we must go beyond the basic requirements of open admission, relevant programs, convenient locations, and affordability. We must strive to address our wide variety of student learning needs through excellence in teaching and the innovative use of technology. We must take every opportunity to offer students both formal and informal experiences that foster learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. We must respect individual differences. We must maintain a supportive, open environment where learning and creativity can flourish. Passaic County Community College values honesty, integrity, and accountability. Through an ongoing process of planning, assessment, and reflection, we work continually to improve our effectiveness in the community.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 68%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 10,977
    Native American 23.0
    Asian 486.0
    African American 1,694.0
    Hispanic 4,623.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,116
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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