Bloomfield College

Bloomfield College is a private college in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Bloomfield College is chartered by the State of New Jersey and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The college is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) through the Synod of the Northeast and is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.

Bloomfield College
Bloomfield College seal.svg
MottoLux In Tenebris
Motto in English
Light From Darkness
TypePrivate college
Religious affiliation
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Academic affiliation
PresidentMarcheta P. Evans
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
ColorsRed and yellow    
AthleticsNCAA Division II
Sporting affiliations
Bloomfield College logo.svg


Bloomfield College was founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1868 as German Theological Seminary of Newark, New Jersey, to train German-speaking ministers. It moved to Bloomfield in 1872 and became four-year college in 1923.[citation needed] In 1912 it absorbed the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, founded in 1912 in nearby Newark.[1]

The school's enrollment peaked in 2011. In October 2021, the school announced that it could close in 2022-2023 if it did not find financial help. [2]


Bloomfield College has approximately 1,598 students and about 65% of the students are commuters. Its gender composition is 63 percent female and 37 percent male. [3] Its racial and ethnic composition is 48 percent black, 33 percent Hispanic, 9 percent white, and 2 percent Asian. Seventy-eight percent of the students were eligible for low-income Pell Grants.

The academic staff consists of 60 full-time instructors and 120 part-time. [4]

The college offers primarily undergraduate studies, but it has added master's programs in Accounting, Fine Arts, and Education. The college is regionally accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Bloomfield College has a student to faculty ratio of 15:1.

Student outcomesEdit

According to the College Scorecard, Bloomfield College has a graduation rate of 33 percent. Median salary after attending ranged from $18,548 (BA, Visual and Performing Arts) to $77,966 (BS, Nursing). Median student debt ranged from $26,000 to $33,912. Two years after student loan repayment began, 11 percent were making progress. [5]


US News ranked Bloomfield College tied for 27th place for social mobility. [6]

Admissions informationEdit

Bloomfield College accepts applications throughout the year on a rolling basis. Applicants for admission to Bloomfield College are considered on the basis of their high school academic record, Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I) or American College Test (ACT) scores, recommendations, essay, extracurricular activities, and post secondary school transcripts where applicable. Bloomfield College has a standardized test-optional admission policy, meaning applications can be made without submitting Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I) or American College Test (ACT) scores.[7]


Bloomfield College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II. The Bears are a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, and track and field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball.

Westminster Arts CenterEdit

Bloomfield College is home to the Westminster Arts Center.[8]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ Cook, Alicia. "Fran McLaughlin to be Honored at Bloomfield College's Upcoming Nursing Reception" Bloomfield College; April 13, 2018
  2. ^ Whitford, Emma. "Without Financial Help, Bloomfield College Risks Closure". Inside Higher Education. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Bloomfield College". US New. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Bloomfield College". US Department of Education. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Bloomfield College". US Department of Education. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Bloomfield College's 2022 Rankings". US News. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  7. ^ "TEST-OPTIONAL POLICY". Bloomfield College.
  8. ^ The Westminster Arts Center
  9. ^ C. Louis Bassano, New Jersey Legislature, archived by the Internet Archive on February 25, 1998. Accessed May 25, 2010.
  10. ^ Assemblyman Ralph R. Caputo (D), New Jersey Legislature. Accessed July 25, 2018. "Education: B.A. Bloomfield College (History/Education)"
  11. ^ "Television's Rupert Crosse Dies of Cancer In Jamaica". Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. 44 (1): 59. 1973-03-29. ISSN 0021-5996.
  12. ^ About Sandra Archived 2018-08-07 at the Wayback Machine, Senator Sandra Cunningham. Accessed July 25, 2018. "Sandra Bolden Cunningham is a New Jersey native, who grew up in Newark and now lives in Jersey City. She is a graduate of Bloomfield College where she earned a B.A. Degree."
  13. ^ Cook, Alicia. "Basketball’S Leading Scorer Establishes Scholarship At Bloomfield College", Bloomfield College. Accessed July 23, 2018. "Star athlete and Bloomfield College alumnus, Gage Daye, has established a scholarship at his alma mater designed for students hailing from Newark, New Jersey."
  14. ^ Ignacio Diez, Bloomfield College. Accessed July 24, 2018.
  15. ^ Ted Koffman's Biography, Vote Smart. Accessed July 24, 2018. "Birth Place: Morristown, NJ... Education... BA, Bloomfield College, 1968"
  16. ^ Staff. "Greeks Show Basketball Skill", The New York Times, November 18, 1987. Accessed July 25, 2018. "In the mid-1970s, Stergakos played four years with Bloomfield College in New Jersey, and in 1978, became a fourth-round draft pick of the Boston Celtics."

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Coordinates: 40°47′42″N 74°11′42″W / 40.795°N 74.195°W / 40.795; -74.195