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Northampton County Area Community College Overview

Northampton County Area Community College is a public institution situated in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Northampton Community College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Northampton County Area Community College Known For?

1,423 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Northampton Community College is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 16% of the faculty were full-time.

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Northampton County Area Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#26 Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Northampton County Area Community College?

Location of Northampton County Area Community College

Contact details for Northampton Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599
Phone: 610-861-5300
Website: www.northampton.edu

How Do I Get Into Northampton Community College?

You can apply to Northampton Community College online at: https://myncc.northampton.edu/ICS/Admissions/

As long as you submit the requested materials to Northampton County Area Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Northampton County Area Community College?

35% Take Out Loans
13.6% 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 Northampton Community College, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $6,068 a year. That adds up to $24,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northampton Community College is 13.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Northampton County Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,255 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,769 undergraduate students at Northampton Community College, with 4,255 being full-time and 5,514 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Northampton Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,255 full-time undergraduates at Northampton Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Northampton Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Northampton Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 97
Black or African American 608
Hispanic or Latino 997
White 2,240
International Students 100
Other Races/Ethnicities 213

Over 56 countries are represented at Northampton Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Malaysia.

Online Learning at Northampton County Area Community College

1,509 Took All Classes Online
3,603 Took At Least One Class Online
2.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,603 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 19th 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 Northampton Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northampton County Area Community College was 2.6%. This is the #1,849 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northampton Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 14%
Education 5%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 9%
Liberal Arts General Studies 9%
Library & Archives Assisting 10%
Library Science 10%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Northampton 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 Northampton Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Library & Archives Assisting #14
Teaching Assistants #17
Library Science #55
Health & Physical Education #85
Communication & Media Studies #91
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #100
Human Development & Family Studies #114
Communication & Journalism #133
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #139
General Business/Commerce #154
Teacher Education Grade Specific #238
Accounting #245
Criminal Justice & Corrections #351
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #398
Liberal Arts General Studies #457
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #457

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%.

Northampton County Area Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 226 0 226
General Business/Commerce 0 90 0 90
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 89 0 89
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 66 1 67
Nursing 0 67 0 67
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 32 14 46
Culinary Arts 1 18 26 45
Allied Health Professions 3 41 0 44
Business Administration & Management 0 43 0 43
Human Development & Family Studies 43 0 0 43
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 38 38
Design & Applied Arts 4 30 0 34
General Biology 0 33 0 33
Information Technology 0 31 0 31
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 10 20 30
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 6 24 0 30
Dental Support Services 0 29 0 29
Communication & Media Studies 0 28 0 28
Computer Science 0 28 0 28
Accounting 7 16 1 24
Social Work 0 23 0 23
Audiovisual Communications 0 19 0 19
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 19 0 19
Hospitality Management 2 16 0 18
Computer Systems Networking 0 18 0 18
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 17 0 17
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 13 3 16
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 6 8 0 14
Computer Software & Applications 10 3 0 13
Teaching Assistants 9 4 0 13
Precision Metal Working 2 8 3 13
Drama & Theater Arts 0 12 0 12
Fine & Studio Arts 0 12 0 12
Marketing 0 10 0 10
Publishing 10 0 0 10
Computer Programming 6 4 0 10
Legal Support Services 0 10 0 10
Library & Archives Assisting 10 0 0 10
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 10 0 10
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 4 5 9
General Engineering 0 9 0 9
Health & Physical Education 0 9 0 9
Construction Management 0 8 0 8
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 2 6 0 8
Chemistry 0 8 0 8
Natural Resources Conservation 0 7 0 7
Journalism 0 4 0 4
Public Health 0 4 0 4
Mathematics 0 4 0 4
International Studies 0 3 0 3
Fire Protection 0 3 0 3
Biotechnology 0 2 0 2
Quality Control Technology 0 2 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 1
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Physics 0 1 0 1
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 121 1,191 111 1,423

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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