Northampton Community College

Bethlehem, PA

Northampton Community College

Bethlehem, PA

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With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements.

It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winning director as well as a host of CEOs, presidents, and leaders of business and industry. Today, Northampton Community College has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, and Monroe County, serving more than 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 48 countries and 25 states.  

Nearly 100 Degrees and Certificates Available
At NCC, you’ve got options. We offer 100+ programs that we’ve grouped into 10 different Areas of Study to help you get on a path to future success early in your academic career.

Our Areas of Study are designed to connect students to an academic home and the people who will support their personal success. Start by finding an Area of Study based on your interests, skills and experience as you zero in on specific programs that appeal to you. Each Area of Study listed below is a distinct community of faculty, staff, and like-minded students connected through similar academic interests and professional aspirations.

One of the most affordable colleges in Pennsylvania 
NCC is the lowest cost-per-credit college in PA, providing an education that has prepared more than 40,000 alumni for successful careers in their business, arts, and industry fields. Along with educating students for the workforce, NCC has also prepared alumni in furthering their studies of interest at several of the county's top schools.

Low tuition fees are one of the reasons NCC is considered a college of best value among other community colleges in PA. We are also the only community college in the state to offer on-campus housing for students. With more than 600 rooms available on our Bethlehem campus, it's a great way to save on transportation and immerse yourself in the college experience.

We are not only a great place to study, but a place you can call home.



NCC is the #1 most affordable college in the state, with the lowest cost per credit among all PA colleges and universities


NCC was nationally recognized as a Top 10 Tech Savvy Community College by the Center for Digital Education four years in a row.


NCC was ranked #1 in the state of PA and #15 in the nation for its associate degree in Accounting |


• 93% of NCC graduates are either in a career or continuing their education.
• 63% of students are first generation college students.
• Students come from 58 counties, 40 countries and 28 states.
• 54% of students are involved in transfer programs and 36% are involved in career programs.
• 50% of students reside in Northampton County and 21% in Monroe County.
• 12,025 students are enrolled in credit programs.
• 54% of students receive financial aid.
• #1 - NCC is the largest, most diverse college in the region.


• Northampton Community College has the largest and most diverse student body of all the colleges and universities in the region in terms of age, race, ethnicity and academic interest.
• NCC is where nearly one in four high school graduates in Northampton County as well as almost one in five in Monroe County come to continue their studies.
• Approximately 1,053 NCC students a year are dual-enrolled from high schools around the region.
• The student to faculty ratio at NCC is 16/1.
• Seventy-nine percent of NCC students work each week. 
• Twenty-nine percent of NCC students work 30 hours or more.

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