Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Burlington County College tuition is $3,300 per year for in-district residents. This is 8% more expensive than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $3,046. The cost is 23% cheaper than the average New Jersey in-district tuition of $4,274 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 5th in New Jersey amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 16th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,425 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $5,235.

Housing Costs

Burlington County College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Pemberton area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $9,900.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,510 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to BCC is $19,335 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $19,845. Out-of-state students who don't possess New Jersey residence can expect a one year cost of $21,795. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $9,945.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Burlington County College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Burlington County College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$19,335
   In-District Tuition$3,300
   Other Fees$1,425
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,510
   Books and Supplies$1,200
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$9,900
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,435
   In-District Tuition$3,300
   Other Fees$1,425
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,510
   Books and Supplies$1,200
New Jersey Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$19,845
   In-State Tuition$3,810
   Other Fees$1,425
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$9,900
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,510
   Books and Supplies$1,200
New Jersey Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,945
   In-State Tuition$3,810
   Other Fees$1,425
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,510
   Books and Supplies$1,200


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $19,845 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported BCC net price for in-state students is $6,552* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

49% of Burlington County College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,740. 39 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,196. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Burlington County College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Burlington County College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$6,552*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid49%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,740
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants39%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,196

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$5,568
$30,001 to $48,000$5,915
$48,001 to $75,000$8,450
$75,001 to $110,000$10,664

Average Financial Aid Mix - $19,845 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $19,845. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 29% - $4,740

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Burlington County College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 25% - $4,092

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 46% -  $7,503

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Burlington County College
Mercer County Community College17.6% more expensive
Camden County College12.6% less expensive
Ocean County College7.9% more expensive
Bucks County Community College89% more expensive
Gloucester County College4.7% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Burlington County College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at BCC is $39,690 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $6,735 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $13,470**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Burlington County College.

New Jersey Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,905
New Jersey Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,922
Non-New Jersey Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,880
Non-New Jersey Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,898

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Burlington County College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Burlington County College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$159
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$477
Price per credit hour for New Jersey residents$175
Cost for one class for New Jersey residents (3 credit hours)$525
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$240
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$720
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$960


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 13% of Burlington County College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,092.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Burlington County College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $13,470, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $16,713.18. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Burlington County College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 49% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,735. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Burlington County College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Burlington County College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$139.28
Amount Borrowed$13,470.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,243.18
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$16,713.18

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend BCC? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Burlington County College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $16,713.18 would be needed to afford a $139.28 monthly payment in the example $13,470.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Burlington County College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,240 to $3,810. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $39,690.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Burlington County College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$25,961$51,922
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$33,134$66,267
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $42,288$84,575
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $48,953$97,907

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Burlington County College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 924 2% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 83 8% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 71 13% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 23 11% costlier
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 21 2% cheaper
Human Services Associate's Degree 18 1% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 18 1% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 17 11% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 13 7% costlier
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 12 8% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 11 3% costlier
Restaurant/Food Services Management Associate's Degree 8 11% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 8 11% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 14% costlier
Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree 6 5% costlier
Fashion/Apparel Design Associate's Degree 6 15% cheaper
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 5 19% costlier
Photography Associate's Degree 4 1% cheaper
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 13% costlier
Health Professions Associate's Degree 1 6% cheaper
International/Global Studies Associate's Degree 1 4% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 1 7% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 11% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Associate's Degree 1 1% costlier


Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Burlington County College or model a student loan.

College Savings Calculator

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Estimate Loan Payments

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About Burlington County College

Burlington County College is a two year community college located in Pemberton, New Jersey.  Full time enrollment is 4,418 and part time is 4,472.  Burlington County College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Burlington County College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Burlington County College
601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Burlington County College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Burlington County College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=183877 IPEDS survey data.