Northampton Community College

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School Overview

Northampton Community College (abbreviated NCC) is a two-year community college located in the township of Bethlehem, in the county of Northampton, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Northampton was established in 1967. In addition to its main campus in Bethlehem, the college has satellite campuses in Mount Pocono, Bartonsville, Hawley and another center in the southern end of the city of Bethlehem.

Northampton is fully accredited to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The college offers programs in over 100 fields of study and career-oriented disciplines including business, technology, education, humanities and allied health professions. Not only does Northampton produce graduates that fill positions throughout the Lehigh Valley (e.g. nurses, technologists, EMTs, teachers, etc.) it is also one of the largest employers in the entire region and an important contributor to the local economy. Nearly 40% of NCC’s students will continue on to a four-year college or university after graduation. About 60% will immediately pursue career opportunities. Northampton has a very high placement rate.

The Center for Business and Industry at Northampton Community College offers one of the state’s largest non-credit, workforce training programs designed specifically to help adults acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain and maintain gainful employment. NCC is also one of the few of Pennsylvania’s community colleges to offers a residential program where students can live on campus.

As previously mentioned, NCC trains a large number of the professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley region. What is also true is that nearly 25% of all high school students in the region choose to attend NCC upon graduating from high school. The other 75% of NCC’s student body comes from all walks of life, ethnicities, and backgrounds. The student body at NCC is very diverse in terms of academic background, religion, races, and interests.

For in-state residents, tuition is roughly $120 per credit hour. Students are expected to support the brunt of the cost of attending Northampton but the college does provide a substantial amount of financial aid for qualifying students each year through scholarships, grants and low-interest student loans.

General Information

Admission Office

3835 Green Pond Road

Bethlehem, PA 18020

(610) 861-5500

Fax: (610) 861-4560

Contact: James McCarthy

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3835 Green Pond Road

Bethlehem, PA 18020

(610) 861-5300

Total undergrads: 10,284

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,512

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,032


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for allied health, veterinary technician, and culinary arts programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Graphic Design A
Interior Design A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Biotechnology A
Biotechnology C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Construction Management A
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Hotel/Motel Management A
Marketing Management A
Office Clerical Services C
Real Estate C
Restaurant/Food Services Management A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism A

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Science A
Computer/Systems Security A
Web/Multimedia Design C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Electrician A


Education – General A
Teacher Assistance A,C


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Electromechanical Technologies A
Quality Control A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management C
Child Care Service A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Diagnostic medical sonography/sonographer and ultrasound technician C
Dietetic technician (DTR) C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Transcription C
Mental Health Services Technology C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Substance Abuse Counseling C
Surgical Technology A
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science

Library Assistance C


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Computer Installation/Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Electronics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Science Technologies

Biology Technician C
Chemical Technology A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Services Administration A,C

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.

Northampton County Area Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (610) 861-5300
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,800
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,070 (62% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,780
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,460
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 77%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,782

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

Northampton County Area Community College Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 49
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 26
Construction Trades 11
Education 24
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 15
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 98
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 23
Legal Professions and Studies 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Library Science 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 64
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 22
Physical Sciences 2
Precision Production 21
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Visual and Performing Arts 14
Grand total 3666

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northampton County Area 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 $9,780
Out-of-state $14,460
Books and supplies $1,800

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 1,003 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 870 67% $5,782
Student loan aid 458 35% $5,750

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,969 51% $4,275
Federal student loans 2,544 26% $6,182

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northampton County Area 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 Northampton County Area 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

Northampton County Area Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,800
Undergraduate enrollment 9,800
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

Northampton County Area Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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