Founded in 1965 to satisfy the region's need for a convenient, affordable and comprehensive higher education destination, Bergen Community College now enrolls nearly 17,000 students in its academic degree programs. The College's three sites in Paramus (main campus), Hackensack (Ciarco Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) serve more than 32,000 students in degree, continuing education and adult education programs.
Upon graduation, students not only utilize the statewide transfer agreement to attend New Jersey's four-year schools, but use Bergen's reputation as a top community college to propel them to institutions nationwide. Other students enter careers with the skills they need in order to succeed.
The College boasts an accomplished faculty, cutting-edge facilities and opportunities for cultural awareness, civic engagement and service-learning.
Bergen maintains accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.