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IPEDS ID: 214379
OPE ID: 00719100
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Northampton County Area Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 18020
General information:  (610) 861-5300
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,531 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Related Institutions:This is the parent institution of:
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty118828
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,400$1,400$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,404$7,676$7,948$8,2203.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,160$8,648$8,796$8,7960.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$15,999$16,646$17,138$17,5602.5%
Off Campus$16,755$17,618$17,986$18,1360.8%
Off Campus with Family$8,595$8,970$9,190$9,3401.6%
On Campus$20,079$20,906$21,548$22,1202.7%
Off Campus$20,835$21,878$22,396$22,6961.3%
Off Campus with Family$12,675$13,230$13,600$13,9002.2%
On Campus$23,709$24,686$25,448$26,1402.7%
Off Campus$24,465$25,658$26,296$26,7161.6%
Off Campus with Family$16,305$17,010$17,500$17,9202.4%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,06071%————
Grant or scholarship aid89260%$4,862,916$5,452
Federal grants80454%$3,516,223$4,373
Pell grants80454%$3,469,436$4,315
Other federal grants1238%$46,787$380
State/local government grant or scholarships59640%$1,260,438$2,115
Institutional grants or scholarships644%$86,255$1,348
Student loan aid37725%$2,148,274$5,698
Federal student loans36825%$2,039,242$5,541
Other student loans141%$109,032$7,788
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,26449%$21,628,001$4,109
Pell grants4,42441%$15,293,779$3,457
Federal student loans2,53824%$14,631,224$5,765
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$5,105$5,395$5,577
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$3,974$4,529$4,510
$30,001 – $48,000$5,148$5,242$5,006
$48,001 – $75,000$7,632$7,825$7,825
$75,001 – $110,000$9,733$9,986$10,449
$110,001 and more$9,889$10,452$10,915
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)10,531
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment918
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 43%
Part-time: 57%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 20%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 66%
25 and over: 34%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 13%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 70%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 62%
Part-time students: 48%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 41 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 19%
Transfer-out rate: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 18%
Female: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 22%
Two or more races: 14%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 17%
Non-resident alien: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 6%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 17%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 22%
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 19%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--30
Category total--38
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping9d6d28d
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--5
Business Administration and Management, General--47
Business/Commerce, General--80d
Construction Management--4
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services6--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-1-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management--10
Marketing/Marketing Management, General--8
Meeting and Event Planning--4
Real Estate-0-
Resort Management1--
Restaurant/Food Services Management--7
Category total16d7d193d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician--24
Category total--24
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--36d
Category total--40d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--13
Computer Programming/Programmer, General7-6
Computer Science--13
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--17
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design7-3
Category total14-52
Construction Trades
Category total--1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-2d48d
Education, General--1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching--8
Secondary Education and Teaching--14
Teacher Assistant/Aide4d-5d
Category total4d2d76d
Engineering, General--12
Category total--12
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician--13
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician--7
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology--5
Quality Control Technology/Technician--0
Category total--25
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management12d--
Child Care Provider/Assistant26d0d2d
Category total38d0d2d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer--0
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--32
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--9
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)0--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-51-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary12-26
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder63--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-25-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--25
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--88
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant--14
Category total7576194
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--123d
Fire Science/Fire-fighting2-2
Fire Services Administration--3
Category total2-128d
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary--0
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--16
Category total--16
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--161d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--2d
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--98d
Category total--261d
Library Science
Library and Archives Assisting13d--
Category total13d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--1
Category total--1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician4-29
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician-28
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician-35
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician-16
Category total4648
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--2
Category total--2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--14d
Category total--14d
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training-2329
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager-0-
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General--18
Category total-2347
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--5
Physics, General--2
Category total--7
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder7--
Category total7--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work--48
Category total--48
Science Technologies/Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician--1
Category total--1
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General--17
Graphic Design--29
Interior Design-06
Category total-062
Grand total1731141,292
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 245
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 24
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $3,452
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $1,233
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division III MenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1970 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs(!)12/1/1972 -  Accredited
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs(!)12/1/1979 -  Accredited
American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees8/14/1980 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/14/1971 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)11/1/1976 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations578
Liquor law violations452
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations327
Liquor law violations352
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault021
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate13.1%15.5%16.9%
Number in default207238215
Number in repayment1,5771,5321,266
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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