Northampton County Area Community College
Northampton County Area Community College (NCC) is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This public community college was established back in 1967. This is a rather large school with around 34,000 students enrolled at the current time. Students are able to pursue a number of different academic programs at this college and can earn associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates. NCC is also well known for being one of the most affordable colleges in all of Pennsylvania. It is a popular transfer school due to this as well. Many students start their college educations at this school before transferring the credits over to four-year universities.
The NCC nursing program allows students to pursue becoming either licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered nurses (RN). Both the practical nursing program and the associate’s degree nursing program will be comprised of general education courses, nursing courses, and clinical experiences. Students will learn all of the best nursing theories on top of developing top-tier practical skills. All graduates of the nursing program will be prepared to take the proper NCLEX licensure exam for their field of study. The nursing program at NCC has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students9,921|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing schools located within 50 miles radius of Northampton County Area Community College
Lehigh Carbon Community College
15 miles away
Warren County Community College
17 miles away
Raritan Valley Community College
34 miles away
Montgomery County Community College
34 miles away
Bucks County Community College
35 miles away
Reading Area Community College
40 miles away
County College of Morris
41 miles away
Mercer County Community College
46 miles away
Delaware County Community College
49 miles away
Community College of Philadelphia
50 miles away
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
07/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
12/01/1972 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs|
12/01/1979 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$141/credit|
|In State Students||$308/credit|
|Out of State Students||$454/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of Northampton County Area Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||15%||$364|
|State Grant & Scholarships||44%||$2,326|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||5%||$1,672|
|Federal Student Loans||35%||$5,514|
$8,136Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$6,947|
|$30,001 to $48,000$7,493|
|$48,001 to $75,000$10,542|
|$75,001 to $110,000$13,043|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.