The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Bergen Community College

Bergen Community College was founded in 1965 to provide accessible, affordable, and comprehensive community education services for the Bergen County region. Construction of the permanent campus began in 1969 in Paramus. Over the past 47 years, the college has expanded its main campus to include an expansive library, theater, student center, and new buildings with additional classroom space, and state-of-the-art technology, art, music, and communications facilities. In 1970, the Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack, NJ was founded to provide non-credit education and counseling services including GED and adult ESL courses. Most recently, in an attempt to expand its offerings to the southern portion of Bergen County, a new satellite site, Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands, began offering courses at a newly-purchased facility in Lyndhurst, NJ. As of Fall 2015, Bergen Community College enrolled almost 15,000 students in degree programs, as well as nearly 10,000 more in continuing and adult education programs.
All Students

First-time-at-Institution, All Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 3,572

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39%
7%
23%
31%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Bergen Community College in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Bergen Community College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Bergen Community College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bergen Community College and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Bergen Community College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - All Students

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Bergen Community College 13%
+ Associate degree from Bergen Community College - with later transfer to another institution 25%
+ Certificate award from Bergen Community College 1%
+ Certificate award from Bergen Community College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Bergen Community College 39%
Enrolled at Bergen Community College 7%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Bergen Community College* 23%
Current Status Unknown 31%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Bergen Community College.
Full-Time

First-time-at-Institution, Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 2,693

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42%
6%
22%
30%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Bergen Community College in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Bergen Community College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Bergen Community College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bergen Community College and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Bergen Community College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Bergen Community College 13%
+ Associate degree from Bergen Community College - with later transfer to another institution 29%
+ Certificate award from Bergen Community College 0%
+ Certificate award from Bergen Community College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Bergen Community College 42%
Enrolled at Bergen Community College 6%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Bergen Community College* 22%
Current Status Unknown 30%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Bergen Community College.
Part-Time

First-time-at-Institution, Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2009

Number of students: 879

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29%
8%
25%
38%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Associate's Degree / Certificate model tracks a group of students who started an associate degree program or certificate program at Bergen Community College in the Fall of 2009. The students’ progress toward a degree or certificate is reported within 6 years.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Bergen Community College are represented by the purple bar with the solid black bar underneath ().
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Bergen Community College are represented by the aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Bergen Community College and transferred to another institution prior to earning a degree or certificate are represented by the orange bar with the large white stripe underneath (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled at another institution.
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Bergen Community College | Associate / Certificate Seeking Model - Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN FALL 2009 BY SUMMER 2015
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Associate degree from Bergen Community College 12%
+ Associate degree from Bergen Community College - with later transfer to another institution 16%
+ Certificate award from Bergen Community College 1%
+ Certificate award from Bergen Community College - with later transfer to another institution 0%
= Total Graduated from Bergen Community College 29%
Enrolled at Bergen Community College 8%
Transferred with no degree or certificate from Bergen Community College* 25%
Current Status Unknown 38%
* Students who transferred may have subsequently earned a degree or award or be still enrolled; their status is not tracked after their transfer from Bergen Community College.