Bucks County Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

275 Swamp Road

Office of Admissions

Newtown, PA 18940

(215) 968-8100

Fax: (215) 968-8110

Contact: Marlene Barlow

Director of Admissions
Main Address

275 Swamp Road

Newtown, PA 18940

(215) 968-8000


Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,084


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admissions to nursing, fine arts, chef apprenticeship and fine woodworking programs based on GPA and satisfaction of prerequisites. Admission to music program based on above, plus audition. Admission to art program based on above, plus portfolio. College’s own test administered for placement purposes, after admission.

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Film Production/Cinematography A,C
Fine/Studio Arts A
Graphic Design A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Accounting Technology C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
E-Commerce C
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Hotel/Motel Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services A,C
Office Management A,C
Operations Management A
Restaurant/Food Services Management A,C
Retailing A
Small Business Administration A
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism C
Communications/Rhetoric A
Digital Communications/Multimedia A
Journalism A

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects A,C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology A
Information Sciences/Systems A
Information Technology A
Web/Multimedia Design C


Biology Teacher Education A
Chemistry Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Health Teacher Education A
Mathematics Education A
Physical Education A
Teacher Assistance A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Computer Hardware C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Institutional Food Production A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General A
Management/Clinical Assistant A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Office Assistant A,C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A
Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts A,C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C
Restaurant/Catering Management A,C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A

Precision Production Trades

Woodworking A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Correctional Facilities Administration A
Corrections A
Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bucks County Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (215) 968-8000
Website: www.bucks.edu/
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://ac.bucks.edu/apps/admiss/application/
Address: 275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940-4106
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,480
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,224 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,098
Out-of-state Tuition: $13,298
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 50%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,126

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bucks County Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bucks County Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 49
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 26
Construction Trades 11
Education 16
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 12
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 13
Health Professions and Related Programs 66
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 33
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12
Personal and Culinary Services 12
Precision Production 11
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 2
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 16
Grand total 2767

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bucks County Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,098
Out-of-state $13,298
Books and supplies $1,700

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 485 50%
Grant or scholarship aid 362 37% $5,126
Student loan aid 130 13% $4,824

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,298 30% $3,853
Federal student loans 863 11% $5,189

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bucks County Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bucks County Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bucks County Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,480
Undergraduate enrollment 7,480
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bucks County Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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