Bergen Community College
Bergen Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public community college located in Bergen County, New Jersey. Its primary campus is in Paramus where it was built on 9 holes of the Orchard Hills Golf Course, cutting Orchard Hills' size down in half. The school was founded in 1965.
As of 2009, more than 17,000 students are enrolled in Associate's degree programs, and another 10,000 students in non-credit, professional development courses through the Division of Continuing Education. The Philip J. Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack, offers adult basic skills, English as a Second Language, non-credit, and credit courses.
Bergen Community College has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1972, and was most recently reaccredited in 2006. Individual programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; the National League for Nursing; the American Dental Association; the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Services; and the American Physical Therapy Association. The Paralegal Studies Program and the Legal Nurse Consultant Program are approved by the American Bar Association.
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.
The Bergen Community College is a Public university located in Paramus.
The Bergen Community College was founded in 1965.
The current president of Bergen Community College is E. Carter Corriston.