Northampton County Area Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599
Tel: (610)861-5300
10,531 students
Public institution
Northampton Community College strives to prepare members of its community with the knowledge and critical skills they need to adapt to challenges in life and employment. To this end, we help them develop the following abilities: to learn throughout their lives; to change and grow; to develop a depth of knowledge in an area of specialization; to adapt to technological change; to communicate effectively; to collaborate on the job and in life; to understand and value diversity; to function effectively in a global society; to be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others and to be contributing members of their communities.
School Highlights
Northampton County Area Community College serves 10,531 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Northampton County Area Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Northampton County, PA.
The nearest community college is Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem (4.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 394 teachers has grown by 71% over five years.
College Northampton County Area Community College Community College Avg.
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 394 staff
62 staff
Northampton County Area Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 10,531 has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,531 students 1,371 students
Northampton County Area Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
22:1
Northampton County Area Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 4,519 students
779 students
Northampton County Area Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 6,012 students
1,083 students
Northampton County Area Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Northampton County Area Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Northampton County Area Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
16%
20%
Northampton County Area Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
8%
15%
Northampton County Area Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
69%
49%
Northampton County Area Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Northampton County Area Community College More (2011-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Northampton County Area Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Northampton County Area Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Northampton County Area 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. 0.49 0.70
Northampton County Area Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,400 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,420 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,400 $5,664
Northampton County Area Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,420 $10,360
Northampton County Area Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 262 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71%
90%
Northampton County Area Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • For more than 35 years, Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa., has focused on offering a wide variety of courses at an affordable price, without sacrificing quality of instruction. NCC offers recent high school graduates, as well as adult learners, a variety of credit and non-credit classes, offered during the day, evening, and on weekends. At NCC, you can choose from nearly 100 transfer and career programs leading to associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas. The college grants Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees. Career and transfer programs in close to 100 fields in arts and sciences, business and technology, education, health care, and social and leisure services. Most popular majors are General Studies, Education, Early Childhood Education, Business Administration and Criminal Justice. Many programs include evening and specialized options such as distance learning (study via television or computer at home). The Main Campus, located in Bethlehem Township, was founded in 1967, and enrolls the largest number of students. However, Northampton has made an effort to bring educational opportunities to a larger population of students by opening four off-campus centers. By offering courses in local communities where people live and work, students who would find it difficult to commute to classes at the end of a busy day find it convenient to attend courses offered in their own vicinity. College campuses are also located at Monroe Campus, Fountain Court, The Lehigh Valley Industrial Park IV. Recently, the College also opened sites in Pike County and Wayne County. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem
    Private for-profit
    110 students | 4.10 Mi3184 Airport Road
    Bethlehem PA 18017
    (610)266-2910
    4.10110
  • Lehigh Valley College
    Private, for-profit
    207 students | 9.00 Mi2809 East Saucon Valley Road
    Center Valley PA 18034
    (610)791-5100 x 5286
    9.00207
  • 540 students | 14.30 Mi5151 Tilghman St
    Allentown PA 18104
    (610)398-5300
    14.30540
  • 6,320 students | 15.20 Mi4525 Education Park Dr
    Schnecksville PA 18078
    (610)799-2121
    15.206,320
  • 2,573 students | 16.60 Mi475 Route 57 W
    Washington NJ 07882
    (908)835-9222
    16.602,573
Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,366 per year for in-state students and $13,153 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,590 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.