Passaic County Community College

Passaic County Community College

Passaic County Community College, or PCCC, is a 2-year public, co-educational, community college in Passaic County, New Jersey. There are more than 5,000 students enrolled in the various programs and courses offered by the college. PCCC offers a number of associate's degrees, certificates and diploma programs in liberal arts, business, human services, and information technology.

The college has 4 campuses in:

  • Passaic
  • Paterson
  • Wanaque
  • Wayne

The sports teams of Passaic County Community College are known as the Panthers. They participate in basketball, soccer, volleyball, and tennis.

Passaic County Community College boasts of an internationally recognized Poetry Center which organizes many well known activities like the Distinguished Poets Series, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People and the Paterson Fiction Prize.

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Contacting Passaic County Community College

Passaic County Community College
One College Blvd
Paterson , NJ 07505-1179
General Phone: (973) 684-6800

Passaic County Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts162liberal arts and sciences
Family and Social Work57child care provider, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56registered nursing
Business and Management53business, accounting technology, MIS
Security and Law Enforcement28criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Medical Support and Technology16health service and sciences, radiation therapist, medical lab tech
Medical Administration11medical transcription
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Engineering Technician4electronics tech
Office and Administration1administrative assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Passaic County Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree37316
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years234

Passaic County Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Passaic County Community College had a total enrollment of 7,493 students (4,684 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 22%
Black 17%
Hispanic 43%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 20%
22-24 15%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey97%
State unknown3%

Passaic County Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 44 %

Passaic County Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Paterson, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Passaic County Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,410
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,065
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Passaic County Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 999400)

Passaic County Community College Faculty

Passaic County Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1624
Non-tenured and not on tenure track22

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$110,2745$103,697
Associate professoracademic year3$84,44210$72,367
Assistant professoracademic year21$59,40521$60,580
Instructoracademic year12$48,65221$48,803
No academic rankacademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year42$62,28059$61,512

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Passaic County Community College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New Jersey Athletic Conference

Passaic County Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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What Sets Passaic County Community College Apart:

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Top 17%Passaic County Community College % of degrees in security and law enforcement

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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