Bucks County Community College

Tel: (215)968-8000
10,145 students
Public institution
The mission of Bucks County Community College is to provide to the County’s diverse population of learners accessible, affordable, convenient, and comprehensive educational, training, and cultural opportunities that will equip them to be competent and effective in their work and as citizens of the world.
School Highlights:
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Bucks County Community College serves 10,145 students (37.80% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
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Bucks County Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Bucks County, PA.
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The nearest community college is Buck's County School of Beauty Culture Inc (5.46 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 296 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bucks County Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 296 staff
61 staff
Bucks County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,145 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 26% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,145 students 1,294 students
Bucks County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
21:1
Bucks County Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,835 students
822 students
Bucks County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,310 students
1,025 students
Bucks County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bucks County Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Bucks County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2013)
% Asian
2%
2%
Bucks County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Bucks County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
4%
12%
Bucks County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
62%
57%
Bucks County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Bucks County Community College More (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
23%
3%
Bucks County Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Bucks County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.19 0.53
Bucks County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,058 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,250 is equal to the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,058 $5,694
Bucks County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,250 $10,252
Bucks County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 50%
89%
Bucks County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Bucks County Community College was founded in 1964 in response to a need for a public two-year collegiate institution to serve graduates of the County's high schools and other citizens of Bucks County who would benefit from an experience in higher education. Bucks County Community College provides a unique perspective in higher education by offering a wide range of academic programs, services and facilities right in your neighborhood. Online learning, modular courses, a campus in Upper Bucks and a thriving Lower Bucks Center, in addition to our campus in Newtown, offer convenience and flexibility. Day and evening credit and non-credit courses are offered at our three main sites; evening credit courses are offered in Bensalem, Doylestown, Fairless Hills and Warminster. Nearly 90 programs of study are available at our main campus in Newtown, including two-year associate degrees and shorter-term certificates, plus continuing education and business and industry training. Facilities include library, computer labs, science labs, teleconference center, art studios and workshops, TV studios, auditorium, Wellness Center, indoor pool and gymnasium. Most graduates of the College's transfer programs have attended Pennsylvania's four-year colleges or other State-related institutions. Other g raduates of the College have gone on to pursue their studies at more than 300 other four-year institutions in forty-five states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Germany, France, Great Britain, and Sweden. College offers programs in Fine Arts, Business Studies, Health, Physical Education & Nursing, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Computer & Information Science, Science & Technology and Social & Behavioral Science.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $11,416 per year for in-state students and $14,012 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,178 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Commonwealth Medical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.