Northampton County Area Community College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - PoorQuality:Education Quality Rating - BadSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Very Good
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Northampton County Area Community College is a large two-year, public school with 10,270 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1967 and is one of the 6 schools and colleges located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
70
Fair
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are offered at Northampton County Area Community College.

Northampton County Area Community College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 70 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Medical Assistant, Business, Nursing, and Criminal Justice. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
63%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Northampton County Area Community College is relatively low at 63% (way below Pennsylvania average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Northampton County Area Community College is very low - 25%. Roughly 27% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Northampton County Area Community College is reasonably decent -- 20:1. Read more on faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$12,900
Medium
Average tuition price is relatevely low - around $8,500 per year. The additional fees at Northampton County Area Community College not covered by tuition are about $4,400, which comes to a total of $12,900 per year.

Read the details about Northampton County Area Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

The undergraduate application fee at Northampton County Area Community College is $25.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Northampton County Area Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (610) 861-5300 or check Northampton County Area Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,000
Medium
Northampton County Area Community College provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Northampton County Area Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Northampton County Area Community College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 600 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable -- nearly $5,000 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Northampton County Area Community College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Northampton County Area Community College appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Northampton County Area Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Northampton County Area Community College, 3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599, USA
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