Bucks County Community College

Newtown, PA 18940
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Bucks County Community College is located in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Bucks is a two-year community college that was founded back in 1964. Thousands of students attend this community college each semester and it offers many part-time and full-time academic opportunities. Students can earn both associate’s degrees and certificate from Bucks. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Aside from offering traditional classes, the school also has many online associate’s degree and certificate courses.

The Bucks nursing program gives students several different options to consider. Bucks students will be able to sign up for either the associate’s degree in nursing program or the practical nursing program. There is an advanced placement option for existing LPNs who wish to pursue becoming RNs as well. The Bucks nursing program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates of the nursing program will be prepared for either the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN licensure exam, depending on which nursing path was chosen.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students7,784
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 24 50
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 90.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 78.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1975 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$145/credit
In State Students$290/credit
Out of State Students$435/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,525 $13,050 $19,575
ADN 70 $10,150 $20,300 $30,450
BSN 125 $18,125 $36,250 $54,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 52% of Bucks County Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,197
Other Federal Grant 33% $328
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $1,366
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $2,640
Federal Student Loans 14% $4,781
Private Loans 1% $3,548


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,003
$30,001 to $48,000$6,750
$48,001 to $75,000$9,186
$75,001 to $110,000$11,600
Over $110,000$12,108

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, PA 18940

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