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Bucks County Community College Overview

Bucks County Community College is a public institution situated in Newtown, Pennsylvania. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Bucks County Community College Known For?

1,051 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bucks County Community College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 23% of the faculty were full-time.

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Bucks County Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Bucks County Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#334 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bucks County Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Legal Professions (Other) Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Neurobiology & Neurosciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Biology & Biotech Lab Technician Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Fire Protection Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Legal Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Bucks County Community College?

Location of Bucks County Community College

Contact details for Bucks County Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940-4106
Phone: 215-968-8000
Website: www.bucks.edu/

How Do I Get Into Bucks County Community College?

You can apply to Bucks County Community College online at: https://ac.bucks.edu/apps/admiss/application/

Since Bucks County Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Bucks County Community College?

12% Take Out Loans
10.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bucks County Community College, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $4,818 a year. That adds up to $19,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bucks County Community College is 10.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Bucks County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,702 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,480 undergraduate students at Bucks County Community College, with 2,702 being full-time and 4,778 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bucks County Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,702 full-time undergraduates at Bucks County Community College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Bucks County Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bucks County Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bucks County Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 155
Black or African American 136
Hispanic or Latino 247
White 1,964
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 177

Over 21 countries are represented at Bucks County Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, India, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Bucks County Community College

1,306 Took All Classes Online
3,257 Took At Least One Class Online
11.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,257 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bucks County Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 21st most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Bucks County Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bucks County Community College was 11.4%. This is the #1,238 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bucks County Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bucks County Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 10%
Business, Management & Marketing 12%
Communication & Journalism 41%
Communication & Media Studies 43%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4%
General Psychology 5%
History 36%
History 36%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 31%
Mathematics 33%
Mathematics & Statistics 33%
Psychology 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bucks County Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bucks County Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Historic Preservation #2
General Sales & Marketing #13
Mathematics #15
Fire Protection #16
Other Business, Management & Marketing #19
General English Literature #20
History #23
History #23
Mathematics & Statistics #24
Information Science #24
Entrepreneurial Studies #26
English Language & Literature #48
General Psychology #75
Computer Information Systems #78
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #95
Teacher Education Subject Specific #96
Psychology #106
Accounting #112
Computer & Information Sciences #171
Criminal Justice & Corrections #189
Liberal Arts General Studies #203
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #203
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #214
Education #332
Business Administration & Management #398
Business, Management & Marketing #495

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bucks County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 217 0 217
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 62 0 62
General Psychology 0 61 0 61
Nursing 0 59 0 59
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 55 0 55
Legal Professions (Other) 0 12 42 54
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 43 3 46
Health Sciences & Services 0 39 0 39
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 34 0 0 34
Communication & Media Studies 0 30 0 30
Allied Health Professions 2 21 0 23
Design & Applied Arts 2 21 0 23
Health & Medical Administrative Services 2 3 15 20
Fire Protection 0 9 11 20
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 20 0 20
Computer Systems Networking 0 14 4 18
Information Science 0 18 0 18
Social Work 0 16 0 16
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 15 0 15
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 7 7 14
Health & Physical Education 0 14 0 14
Computer Information Systems 0 11 0 11
General Engineering 0 11 0 11
General English Literature 0 11 0 11
History 0 11 0 11
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 10 0 10
Other Health Professions 0 10 0 10
Accounting 0 4 5 9
Natural Resources Conservation 0 9 0 9
Culinary Arts 3 6 0 9
Physical Science Technicians 0 9 0 9
General Social Sciences 0 9 0 9
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 9 0 9
Music 0 9 0 9
Computer Software & Applications 4 4 0 8
Hospitality Management 3 4 0 7
General Business/Commerce 0 6 0 6
Journalism 0 6 0 6
General Engineering Technology 0 6 0 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 5 0 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 4 0 4
Biotechnology 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 3
General Sales & Marketing 0 2 0 2
Information Technology 0 2 0 2
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 2 0 2
Human Development & Family Studies 0 2 0 2
Historic Preservation 2 0 0 2
Homeland Security 0 1 1 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 2
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 1 0 0 1
Woodworking 0 0 1 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 57 905 89 1,051

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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