Passaic County Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,310
2022 Average Net Price
$6,811
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.53%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,119
36.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
13.1%
81 Graduates

About

Passaic County Community College is a higher education institution located in Passaic County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Passaic County Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (239 degrees awarded), General Business (77 degrees), and Registered Nursing (54 degrees).

In 2022, 839 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Passaic County Community College. 68.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (476 degrees), 2.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (180 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Passaic County Community College is $5,310, which is $−2,802 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Passaic County Community College is $5,310, which is $−2,802 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,811.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending Passaic County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,310
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Passaic County Community College was $5,310. The cost of tuition at Passaic County Community College is $−2,802 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,811
2022 Value
11.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Passaic County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,811. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Passaic County Community College grew by 11.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,500
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Passaic County Community College was of $13,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Passaic County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 29.4% with respect to 2021, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.53%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Passaic County Community College was 4.53%, which represents 15 out of the 331 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Passaic County Community College had a total enrollment of 5,119 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Passaic County Community College is 1,865 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,254. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at Passaic County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Passaic County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.2% Hispanic or Latino, 15.7% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 4.75% Asian, 1.37% Two or More Races, 0.156% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0781% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Passaic County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25.9%) and White Male (8.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Passaic County Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,119 students. The full-time enrollment at Passaic County Community College is 1,865 and the part-time enrollment is 3,254. This means that 36.4% of students enrolled at Passaic County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Passaic County Community College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Passaic County Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,186 enrolled students
  2. White
    803 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    568 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Passaic County Community College is 62.2% Hispanic or Latino, 15.7% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 4.75% Asian, 1.37% Two or More Races, 0.156% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0781% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 232 students (4.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 303 more women than men received degrees from Passaic County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Passaic County Community College is hispanic or latino (476 degrees awarded). There were 2.64 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (180 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Passaic County Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (239 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (77 degrees) and Registered Nursing (54 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Passaic County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded), Protective Services (158 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (241 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Passaic County Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,595,671 people), Secondary school teachers (448,791 people), Education administrators (265,737 people), Social workers, all other (198,693 people), and Special education teachers (192,989 people).

The most specialized majors at Passaic County Community College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded), Protective Services (158 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (241 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and Education (82 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Passaic County Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Passaic County Community College are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded), Protective Services (158 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (241 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and Education (82 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Passaic County Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,815,998 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (378,724 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (265,244 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (188,369 people), and Individual & family services (169,779 people).

The most specialized majors at Passaic County Community College are Communication Technologies (44 degrees awarded), Protective Services (158 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (241 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and Education (82 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Passaic County Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 239 degrees awarded
  2. 77 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Passaic County Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 239 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

268
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
571
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 268 degrees were awarded to men at Passaic County Community College, which is 0.469 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (571).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Passaic County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.457 times less than the 164 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 164 degrees were awarded to men at Passaic County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.19 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
13%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 6% of students graduating from Passaic County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (28.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Passaic County Community College is Female and White (28.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    476 degrees awarded
  2. White
    180 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Passaic County Community College is hispanic or latino (476 degrees awarded). There were 2.64 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (180 degrees).

5.72% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    337 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    139 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Passaic County Community College is hispanic or latino female (337 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (139 degrees).

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Operations

Passaic County Community College employs 32 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors and 12 Professors. Most academics at Passaic County Community College are Female Assistant professor (19), Female Associate professor (15), and Male Assistant professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Passaic County Community College are: Management, with 80 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 69 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $13.8M - Federal
  2. $12M - State
  3. $1.49M - Local

As of 2022, Passaic County Community College received $13.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12M from state grants and contracts, and $1.49M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$29M
2022 Salaries
5.83%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Passaic County Community College paid a median of $29M in salaries, a 5.83% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.54M
Instructional Salaries
75
Number of Employees

In 2022, Passaic County Community College paid a total of $6.54M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
80 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Passaic County Community College were Assistant professor with 32 employees, Associate professor with 20 employees, and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Passaic County Community College were Management with 80 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Passaic County Community College was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Female Associate professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Passaic County Community College.

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