Points of Pride

Since its establishment in 1967, Northampton Community College is where area residents turn to earn a degree, access workforce training, learn new leisure activities and bring their children for enrichment. NCC prides itself on its expansive breadth of programs and commitment to student success and access. It offers a highly engaging, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment to learn and develop.

More than 30,000 students a year are served by NCC through for-credit, community and professional education offerings. These programs provide students with the education and training they need to enter and advance in the workforce, earn their degree or to continue their studies at a four-year college or university.

NCC continually grows to meet the needs of the community. The addition of the Follett Family Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Fowler Family Southside Center has expanded NCC’s ability to provide excellent and accessible learning experiences and ensures the college’s position as a workforce pipeline for area industries.


NCC By the Numbers

  • NCC offers more than 120 degree, certificate and specialized diploma programs and more than 800 personal and leadership development classes.
  • Thirty-four degree programs and more than 250 courses are offered fully online at NCC.
  • The only community college in Pennsylvania to provide on-campus housing is NCC, with accommodations for up to 600 students.
  • NCC is one of the most affordable schools in Pennsylvania, with students saving more than $40,000 each year on tuition costs when compared to other area colleges and universities.
  • NCC 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 the top choice for Northampton County area high school students who are seeking to continue their education and/or training, with nearly one in four choosing to enroll at NCC. Almost one in six in Monroe County high school graduates choose NCC to continue their studies.
  • The only college in America to receive a Green Power Leadership Award from the EPA in 2019 was NCC.
  • NCC is one of the largest community college consumers of green power in the nation.
  • NCC's Pocono campus is a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School.
  • NCC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

NCC Students and Graduates

  • 96% of recent NCC graduates are employed or are continuing their education.
  • 65% of students are first generation college students.
  • Students hail from 58 counties, 40 countries and 28 states.
  • 98% of students and recent graduates all agree that:
    • NCC is a great place to start college.
    • NCC is a great value.
    • NCC helps working adults gain the skills they need to succeed in their careers.
  • 96% of current students and recent graduates say NCC prepares students to succeed.
  • More than 2,000 NCC students are dual-enrolled from high schools around the region.
  • 79% of NCC students work each week, with 29% percent working 30 hours or more.

Transfer Facts

54% of NCC students are enrolled in transfer programs.

NCC graduates go on to attend some of the top colleges and universities in the nation, including Harvard, Lafayette, Lehigh, NYU and Smith.

Top NCC transfer schools include East Stroudsburg University, Kutztown University, DeSales University, Penn State University, Temple University, Moravian University, Cedar Crest College, Bloomsburg University, and Delaware Valley University.

NCC students can actually get their four-year degree without ever leaving our Bethlehem campus thanks to programs offered through Bloomsburg and East Stroudsburg Universities.


NCC Strategic Plan Pillars

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Impact Report 2022/2023
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