- 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.
Northampton County Area Community College serves 8,951 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 8,951 students
- In-state tuition: $4,420
- Out-state tuition: $8,600
- Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
- Minority enrollment: 38%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Northampton County Area Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:
The teacher population of 1,070 teachers has grown by 353% over five years.
Northampton County Area Community College
(PA) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Northampton County Area Community College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The Northampton County Area Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $4,420 is less than the state average of $9,730. The in-state tuition has declined by 52% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,600 is less than the state average of $13,992. The out-state tuition has declined by 36% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Per semester, FT
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Total Sports Offered
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Northampton County Area Community College cost?
Northampton County Area Community College's tuition is approximately $4,420 for In-State students and $8,600 for Out-State students.
What sports does Northampton County Area Community College offer?
Northampton County Area Community College offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Northampton County Area Community College's ranking?
Northampton County Area Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.
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