College History and Facts

Since its establishment in 1967, Northampton Community College is where Lehigh Valley residents turn to earn a degree, access workforce training, learn new leisure activities, and bring their children for enrichment.

Today, NCC serves more than 35,000 students a year in credit and non-credit programs, and is strategically positioned to provide students with the education that they need in order to enter the workforce or to continue their studies. NCC grants degrees, certificates and diplomas in more than 100 fields, is one of the largest employers in the Lehigh Valley, and is the only community college in Pennsylvania to offer on-campus housing. With three campuses, NCC also enjoys a student body that is diverse in terms of age, ethnicity, income, and academic interest.

College History

Northampton Community College was founded in 1967. Learn more about our growth and development.

NCC Students circa 1967
College Facts

Official Northampton Community College Facts Sheet