Bucks County Community College

  • 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
  • Bucks County Community College serves 8,979 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Bucks County Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Bucks County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Bucks County Community College is Bucks County School of Beauty Culture Inc (5.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Bucks County Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 340 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bucks County Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty340 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Bucks County Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bucks County Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,979 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:125:1
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# Full-Time Students3,047 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students5,932 students246 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
7%
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% Black
4%
14%
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% White
67%
63%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
18%
10%
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Diversity Score0.510.57
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College Completion Rate
12%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,300$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,394 is less than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,754 is less than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,394$10,533
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,754$14,058
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid51%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,451$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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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