Northampton County Area Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,600
3.45% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,457
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
8,484
35.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
21.2%
303 Graduates

About

Northampton County Area Community College is a higher education institution located in Northampton County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Northampton County Area Community College were General Studies (105 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (100 degrees), and General Business (88 degrees).

In 2022, 1,408 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northampton County Area Community College. 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (800 degrees), 2.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (309 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northampton County Area Community College is $3,600, which is $−4,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northampton County Area Community College is $3,600, which is $−4,512 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,457.

In 2022, 65% of undergraduate students attending Northampton County Area Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 24% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northampton County Area Community College was $3,600. The cost of tuition at Northampton County Area Community College is $−4,512 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$10,457
2022 Value
38.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northampton County Area Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,457. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northampton County Area Community College grew by 38.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,763
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northampton County Area Community College was of $8,763 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 5% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
24%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Northampton County Area Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.33% with respect to 2021, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Northampton County Area Community College had a total enrollment of 8,484 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northampton County Area Community College is 3,018 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,466. This means that 35.6% of students enrolled at Northampton County Area Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northampton County Area Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.1% White, 23.3% Hispanic or Latino, 13.1% Black or African American, 3.22% Two or More Races, 3.05% Asian, 0.578% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northampton County Area Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.9%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northampton County Area Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,484 students. The full-time enrollment at Northampton County Area Community College is 3,018 and the part-time enrollment is 5,466. This means that 35.6% of students enrolled at Northampton County Area Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northampton County Area Community College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Northampton County Area Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,824 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,981 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,111 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northampton County Area Community College is 45.1% White, 23.3% Hispanic or Latino, 13.1% Black or African American, 3.22% Two or More Races, 3.05% Asian, 0.578% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 890 students (10.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 448 more women than men received degrees from Northampton County Area Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northampton County Area Community College is white (800 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (309 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Northampton County Area Community College is General Studies (105 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (100 degrees) and General Business (88 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northampton County Area Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (38 degrees awarded), Library Science (16 degrees), and Human Sciences (53 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (162,806 people), Police officers (143,692 people), Other managers (141,960 people), Social workers, all other (124,905 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (80,097 people).

The most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (38 degrees awarded), Library Science (16 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), Protective Services (68 degrees), and Psychology (83 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Communication Technologies (38 degrees awarded), Library Science (16 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), Protective Services (68 degrees), and Psychology (83 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (464,954 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (366,147 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,788 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (203,770 people), and Outpatient care centers (170,812 people).

The most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Communication Technologies (38 degrees awarded), Library Science (16 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), Protective Services (68 degrees), and Psychology (83 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northampton County Area Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 105 degrees awarded
  2. 100 degrees awarded
  3. 88 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Northampton County Area Community College was General Studies with 105 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

480
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
928
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 480 degrees were awarded to men at Northampton County Area Community College, which is 0.517 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (928).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Northampton County Area Community College in General Studies, which is 0.81 times less than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Northampton County Area Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 9 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from Northampton County Area Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northampton County Area Community College is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.31% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    800 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    309 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northampton County Area Community College is white (800 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (309 degrees).

4.76% of degree recipients (67 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    529 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    271 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northampton County Area Community College is white female (529 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (271 degrees).

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Operations

Northampton County Area Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $70.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 143k (0.202%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Northampton County Area Community College had a total salary expenditure of 103M. Northampton County Area Community College employs 55 Professors, 36 Assistant professors and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at Northampton County Area Community College are Female Professor (29), Female Assistant professor (27), and Male Professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College are: Management, with 126 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 75 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 74 employees.

Endowment

$70.5M
2022 Endowment
12.2%
decline from 2021

Northampton County Area Community College has an endowment valued at about $70.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northampton County Area Community College declined 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $65.3M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.9M
2022 Salaries
0.757%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Northampton County Area Community College paid a median of $42.9M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($103M) and a 0.757% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.18M
Instructional Salaries
117
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northampton County Area Community College paid a total of $8.18M to 117 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
126 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College were Professor with 55 employees, Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College were Management with 126 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College was Female Professor with 29 employees, Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Male Professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northampton County Area Community College.

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