Northampton County Area Community College

Tel: (610)861-5300
10,666 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 10,666 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Northampton County Area Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Northampton County, PA.
The nearest community college is Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem (4.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 408 teachers has grown by 78% over five years.
Northampton County Area 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 408 staff
60 staff
Northampton County Area Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,666 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,666 students
1,266 students
Northampton County Area Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
4,679 students
810 students
Northampton County Area Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,987 students
1,017 students
Northampton County Area Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Northampton County Area Community College sch enrollment Northampton County Area Community College sta enrollment
% Asian
2%
2%
Northampton County Area Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
18%
7%
Northampton County Area Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
12%
Northampton County Area Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
64%
57%
Northampton County Area Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Northampton County Area Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Northampton County Area Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Northampton County Area Community College sch ethnicity Northampton County Area Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.38 0.53
Northampton County Area Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,100 is more than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,000 is more than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,100 $5,740
Northampton County Area Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,000 $10,260
Northampton County Area Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 262 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Northampton County Area Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,138 per year for in-state students and $13,089 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,282 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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Commonwealth Medical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.