Northampton County Area Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,000

3.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,136

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

9,921

44.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

20.9%

313 Graduates

About

Northampton County Area Community College is a higher education institution located in Northampton County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northampton County Area Community College were .

In 2017, 1,446 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northampton County Area Community College. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (946 degrees), 3.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (258 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northampton County Area Community College is $3,000, which is $-4,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northampton County Area Community College is $3,000, which is $-4,414 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,136.

In 2017, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northampton County Area Community College was $3,000. The cost of tuition at Northampton County Area Community College is $-4,414 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,136

2017 Value

8.65%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northampton County Area Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,136. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northampton County Area Community College grew by 8.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,396

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northampton County Area Community College was of $8,396 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 5.32% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

28%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Northampton County Area Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.92% with respect to 2016, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

13.7%

2016 Default Rate

259

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northampton County Area Community College was 13.7%, which represents 259 out of the 1892 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Northampton County Area Community College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 9,921 students enrolled at Northampton County Area Community College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northampton County Area Community College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northampton County Area Community College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Northampton County Area Community College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northampton County Area Community College has a total enrollment of 9,921 students. The full-time enrollment at Northampton County Area Community College is 4,415 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,506. This means that 44.5% 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 57% White, 21.8% Hispanic or Latino, 13% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 2.46% Asian, 0.242% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northampton County Area Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.5%), followed by White Male (25.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northampton County Area Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,921 students. The full-time enrollment at Northampton County Area Community College is 4,415 and the part-time enrollment is 5,506. This means that 44.5% of students enrolled at Northampton County Area Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

2017 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Northampton County Area Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,657

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,158

  3. Black or African American

    1,291

The enrolled student population at Northampton County Area Community College is 57% White, 21.8% Hispanic or Latino, 13% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 2.46% Asian, 0.242% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 131 students (1.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 354 more women than men received degrees from Northampton County Area Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Northampton County Area Community College are white (946 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (258 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northampton County Area Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (27 degrees awarded), Library Science (6 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (75 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

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 Police officers (119,618 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (88,869 people), Other managers (62,063 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (39,645 people), and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers (34,652 people).

The most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Communication Technologies (27 degrees awarded), Library Science (6 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (75 degrees), Protective Services (90 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (238 degrees).

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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, Information security analysts, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Communication Technologies (27 degrees awarded), Library Science (6 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (75 degrees), Protective Services (90 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (238 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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 Justice, public order, & safety activities (292,635 people), Elementary & secondary schools (160,158 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (56,097 people), Legal services (48,044 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (44,801 people).

The most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Communication Technologies (27 degrees awarded), Library Science (6 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (75 degrees), Protective Services (90 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (238 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northampton County Area Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 546

  2. 900

In 2017, 546 degrees were awarded to men at Northampton County Area Community College, which is 0.607 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (900).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Northampton County Area Community College in General Business, which is 1.04 times more than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 94 degrees were awarded to women at Northampton County Area Community College in General Studies, which is 2.14 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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 26% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northampton County Area Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.639% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    946 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    258 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northampton County Area Community College is white (946 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (258 degrees).

1.45% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    565 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    381 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    173 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northampton County Area Community College is white female (565 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (381 degrees).

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Operations

Northampton County Area Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $46.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $225k (0.489%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Northampton County Area Community College had a total expenditure of $100M. Of that $100M, they spent $40.7M on salaries and $100M on benefits.

Northampton County Area Community College employs 49 Professors, 36 Associate professors, and 30 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northampton County Area Community College are Female Professors (29), Male Professors(20), and Female Associate professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College are: Management, with 149 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 82 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$46.1M

2017 Endowment

12.7%

growth from 2016

Northampton County Area Community College has an endowment valued at about $46.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northampton County Area Community College grew 12.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $42.4M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Northampton County Area Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$40.7M

Salary Expenditure

$100M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Northampton County Area Community College had a total expenditure of $100M. Of that $100M, they spent $40.7M on salaries and $100M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Northampton County Area Community College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$40.7M

2017 Salaries

2.79%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Northampton County Area Community College paid a median of $40.7M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($100M) and a 2.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.94% decline from 2015 and a 3.16% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.08M

Instructional Salaries

120

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northampton County Area Community College paid a total of $8.08M to 120 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

49 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

149 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College were Professor with 49 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College were Management with 149 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College was Female Professor with 29 employees, Male Professor with 20 employees, and Female Associate professor with 20 employees.

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

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