Northampton County Area Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599
Tel: 6108615500
  • 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 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • 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

    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 but less than 4 years
    Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
    Total Faculty- staff25 staff
    Northampton County Area Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

    Student Body

    • The student population of 10,067 has declined by 10% over five years.
    • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
    • The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
    Total Enrollment10,067 students571 students
    Northampton County Area Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
    Student : Teacher Ratio21:126:1
    Northampton County Area Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
    # Full-Time Students4,435 students354 students
    Northampton County Area Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
    # Part-Time Students5,632 students217 students
    Northampton County Area Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
    Northampton County Area Community College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
    Total Dormitory Capacity
    262300
    Northampton County Area Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
    % Asian
    2%
    2%
    Northampton County Area Community College Asian (2007-2016)
    % Hispanic
    20%
    7%
    Northampton County Area Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
    % Black
    13%
    14%
    Northampton County Area Community College Black (2007-2016)
    % White
    58%
    63%
    Northampton County Area Community College White (2007-2016)
    % Two or more races
    3%
    2%
    Northampton County Area Community College More (2012-2016)
    % Non Resident races
    1%
    2%
    Northampton County Area Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
    % Unknown races
    1%
    10%
    Northampton County Area Community College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.610.57
    Northampton County Area Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
    College Completion Rate
    19%
    54%
    Northampton County Area Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$34,800
    Northampton County Area Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

    Finances and Admission

    • The public in-state tuition of $4,420 is less than the state average of $10,656. 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 $14,063. The out-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
    In-State Tuition Fees$4,420$10,656
    Northampton County Area Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    Out-State Tuition Fees$8,600$14,063
    Northampton County Area Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%94%
    Northampton County Area Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$12,750$13,000
    Northampton County Area Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,246
    Northampton County Area Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

    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

    • College Location Mi. Students
    • Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem
      Private, for profit
      110 students | 4.10 Mi3184 Airport Road
      Bethlehem PA  18017
      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
    • 6,735 students | 15.20 Mi4525 Education Park Dr
      Schnecksville PA  18078
      6107992121
      15.206,735
    • 2,573 students | 16.60 Mi475 Route 57 W
      Washington NJ  07882
      (908)835-9222
      16.602,573
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    Did You Know?
    For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,656 per year for in-state students and $14,063 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,591 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 75%. 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 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.