Northampton County Area Community College
Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 10,067
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 20:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 578 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Northampton County Area Community College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

$25
Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

Northampton County Area Community College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $8,730 and in-state students paid $5,820.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$7,488
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$5,820
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$8,730
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 76% of Northampton County Area Community College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 56% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,375 (which is 0.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Northampton County Area Community College in 2016-2017, was 532, which is 35% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,566 (which is 22.1% above the national average.)

$4,375
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$5,566
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
76%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Northampton County Area Community College has enrolled a total of 10,067 students (4,435 students full-time and 5,632 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,067 students, 857 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,473 students for distance studies.

10,067
Total Enrollment
857
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 58%

Hispanic: 21%

Black/African American: 13%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Northampton County Area Community College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 19% 941
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 13% 657 205
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 10% 496 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 8% 401 129
Education 4% 192 62
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 191
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 4% 190
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 189
Personal And Culinary Services 4% 184
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 2% 116 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

21%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Northampton County Area Community College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

14%
Still enrolled
41%
Dropout rate
24%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$24,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Northampton County Area Community College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $24,800. Last year, out of the total 2,686 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,337 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,425 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,037 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $24,800 $31,500
Employment Rate 87% 84%
Total Graduates 2,686 2,425

Campus Location

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