Northampton County Area Community College

  • 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 10,067 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Northampton County Area Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty- staff25 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northampton County Area Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Northampton County Area Community College diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,067 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:125:1
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# Full-Time Students4,435 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students5,632 students246 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
262300
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
20%
7%
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% Black
13%
14%
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% White
58%
63%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
10%
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Diversity Score0.610.57
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College Completion Rate
19%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$34,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,420 is less than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has declined by 41% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,600 is less than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,420$10,533
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,600$14,058
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Tuition NotesPer semester, FT
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,750$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Golf,
Soccer, Softball,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball
Source: 2016 (or 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 are offered in close to 100 fields in arts and sciences, business and technology, education, health care, and social and leisure services. NCC is a major educator of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, veterinary technologists, criminal justice workers, dental hygienists and early childhood educators for the region.  Graduates also include successful business leaders, artists, engineers, teachers and a 3-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Northampton has campuses located in Bethlehem Township, PA, founded in 1967, and Tannersville, PA. Classes and majors are also offered at Fowler Family Southside Center in south Bethlehem, and 50+ satellite sites in Northampton, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 
  • Historically, even during recessions, within a year of graduating from NCC, more than 92% of graduates find work in their field and/or go on to further their education. NCC students have also transferred to and found success at many public and private four-year institutions, including such well-known universities as Cornell, New York University, Notre Dame, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Northampton County Area Community College is Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem (5.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem
    Private, for profit
    110 students | 5.40 Mi3184 Airport Road
    Bethlehem PA  18017
    5.40110
  • 540 students | 13.90 Mi5151 Tilghman St
    Allentown PA  18104
    (610) 398-5300
    13.90540
  • 6,880 students | 14.90 Mi4525 Education Park Dr
    Schnecksville PA  18078
    (610) 799-2121
    14.906,880
  • 2,573 students | 17.00 Mi475 Route 57 W
    Washington NJ  07882
    (908) 835-9222
    17.002,573
  • Lansdale School of Business
    Private, for profit
    344 students | 31.30 Mi290 Wissahickon Avenue
    North Wales PA  19454
    (215) 699-5700
    31.30344
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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 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 score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.