Why NCC?
Northampton Community College

Why Study at Northampton Community College?

Your path to success starts at Northampton Community College. Here, your career is our focus: our academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, and campus resources are designed to help you succeed in a job directly after you graduate or to support your transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year institution.

Continue your education at NCC to save thousands of dollars while earning high-value knowledge, training, and experience in the fields you’re most passionate about. The NCC model pays off: 9 in 10 recent NCC graduates are employed in their chosen field!


Quality Education You Can Afford

Accessible education is one of our key values at NCC. We understand that your financial stability and future-oriented financial planning are essential aspects of your ability to thrive as a student. That’s why we keep our tuition costs low—so low that if you live in Northampton County, NCC is one of the most affordable colleges in Pennsylvania.

In addition to saving up to $40,000 each year on tuition costs compared to other area colleges and universities, we offer the largest private scholarship program of any community college in Pennsylvania, with a total of $46 million of aid available each year. Most students who apply for financial assistance receive financial aid.


120+ Program Options

With more than 120 programs to choose from, 100+ transfer agreements with dozens of four-year institutions, and countless certifications to upskill and advance your career — We offer an extensive range of options when it comes to pursuing your education or enhancing your skillset. Our areas of study span broad ambitions and are designed to connect students to an academic home and the people who will support their success. Explore programs and career options across Business & Professional Services; Communications, Arts & Design, Computer & Information Technology; Education; Health Sciences; Humanities; Industry & Manufacturing; Science, Math & Engineering; Social Sciences & Human Services; or take time to find your passions through our exploratory studies programs.

NCC’s versatile education structure suits diverse types of learners, from students fresh out of high school to adults seeking to continue their education. Here, you can prepare to start or build upon your career, and our transfer agreements make NCC credits highly valuable if you plan to complete a bachelor’s degree at another institution. Our dedicated Academic Advisors will support you as you navigate your path to success at NCC.

Alumni Satisfaction

Northampton Community College is the home of CEOs, Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winners, and our renowned reputation of educational excellence lasts long into your career.


of alumni recommend the college to others


of alumni rate their learning experience as “good” to “excellent”


of recent NCC graduates are either in a career or continuing their education

Online Programs

With NCC's 30 plus fullly online degree programs, you can pursue your education anytime, anyplace, anywhere! You can also gain the flexibility you need in your learning through one of our 19 blended (75% online, 25% on campus) options. In addition, many of our academic programs have some form of virtual courses available. Iin fact, we offer over 250 online courses each year. Online courses provide you with the same standard of excellence as any other NCC program, and you’ll have the added benefit of tailoring your schedule to your commitments and learning style. Explore how NCC’s virtual courses could enhance your college experience through our online learning options.

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Transfer Agreements

If you're planning to transfer to a four-year institution, start at NCC and save. Our programs provide the framework necessary to pursue your bachelor's degree and our dedicated team of advisors will help make the transition a smooth one. We have over 100 transfer agreements with more than 45 colleges and universities across the country including top destinations like East Stroudsburg University, Penn State, Kutztown University, Temple University, Moravian University and more! Use our NCC TransferCheck tool to find out more about all of our transfer opportunities and partnerships.

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Career Focused Programs: Industry and Manufacturing

NCC has a strong reputation among area employers because we prepare our graduates for career excellence. You’ll gain essential skills and competitive experience in your chosen career, and you’ll take your expertise directly into the workplace. All of our career programs provide extensive hands-on expereince as part of their required coursework and exposure to the equipment and tools utilized on the job. Career programs with the highest job placement rates after graduation include automotive technology, computer aided design, construction management, electrical, electromechanical and electronics technology, and HVAC/R.

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High School Dual Enrollment

High school students can jump-start their college career through our Dual Enrollment Program. Dual enrollment allows current juniors and seniors to take college courses taught by NCC faculty and staff members while earning transferable credits towards a future degree. In addition to being a cost-effective way to get ahead on college coursework, it prepares students for what to expect at the next level and sets them up for success in their future academic endeavors. Each semester over 1,00 dual enrollment students are enrolled at NCC representing more than 50 high schools from across the region.

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Convenient Campus Locations

NCC offers three convenient campus locations providing accessibility to students throughout Northampton and Monroe Counties. When you attend NCC, you’re always close to home and work.

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Bethlehem Campus

Study at our primary campus in Bethlehem to be close to the school's residence halls, theater, athletics facilities and our student-run restaurant, Hampton Winds. It's also ideally located near prominent businesses and organizations in the Lehigh Valley and is convenient drive from Philadelphia and New York City.

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Pocono Campus

Situated in the heart of the Poconos, our scenic Pocono campus hosts a variety of academic programs, support services, and student life opportunities; and is easily accessible from routes 80 and 715. It offers a small campus feel with a high-level of personalized instruction and interaction with faculty.

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Fowler Family Southside Center

On the vibrant South Side of Bethlehem, attend classes at our Fowler Family Southside Center, a community hub perfectly suited for programs in hospitality, leadership, public safety, health care, and workforce training. It's also a place where students and community members can pursue their passions through innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Personal Attention & Faculty Excellence

Students at NCC get the personal attention and support they need to excel and succeed. With a 16:1 student–faculty ratio, you’ll get one-on-one access to faculty members who are committed to your academic development and to help you understand lessons and course content. Many of our faculty members are experts in their fields with real-world, practical experiencce to prepare you for success when you are ready to enter the working world.

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Becoming a Global Citizen

As the area's most diverse college, at NCC you'll engage across cultures in a community of students from more than 40 countries, 28 states and 50 counties. Here, the rich diversity of our student body touches all that we do as teachers, learners, and global citizens. These values make NCC a hub for appreciation and collaboration and equip us to celebrate and support members of our campus community as their genuine selves.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

Expand your horizons across the globe through NCC’s study abroad programs! Past study abroad destinations have included major international locations including Egypt, Spain, Peru, and China. Study Abroad at NCC helps you to develop internationally sought-after skills, build intercultural networks, and reach new depths of understanding in your field of study. Combine your personal, academic, and professional goals with the spirit of exploration at NCC.

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Find Your Path to Success at NCC!

Jump-start your career with an accessible, affordable education at Northampton Community College. Our student-focused approach to learning, flexible course offerings, campus resources, and 100+ programs are designed for your success. Contact us to speak with an admissions counselor or learn how to apply!

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With 120+ high-quality programs at a highly affordable cost, you can build specialized skills to advance in your career path — fast. And with flexible class formats and convenient locations, it's never been easier to join us.