Northampton County Area Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem,
PA, 18020-7599
Tel: (610)861-5300
11,018 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 11,018 students (42% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less 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 Churchman business school (5.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 11,018 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 35:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,018 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
4,668 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 6,350 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian 2%
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 14%
% Black 7%
% White 77%
% Two or more races -
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

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,830 is more than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,610 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,830 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,610 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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