Northampton County Area Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,210
2.88% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,647
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
14.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
9,800
43.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.2%
318 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 2019, 1,423 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northampton County Area Community College. 59.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (931 degrees), 3.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (251 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northampton County Area Community College is $3,210, which is $−4,614 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northampton County Area Community College is $3,210, which is $−4,614 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,647.

In 2019, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,210
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Northampton County Area Community College was $3,210. The cost of tuition at Northampton County Area Community College is $−4,614 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$8,647
2019 Value
8.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northampton County Area Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,647. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northampton County Area Community College grew by 8.34%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,094
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northampton County Area Community College was of $9,094 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.06% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Northampton County Area Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
14.5%
2017 Default Rate
291
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Northampton County Area Community College was 14.5%, which represents 291 out of the 2004 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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Enrollment

Northampton County Area Community College has a total enrollment of 9,800 students. The full-time enrollment at Northampton County Area Community College is 4,302 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,498. This means that 43.9% 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 54.5% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Black or African American, 3.12% Two or More Races, 2.39% Asian, 0.224% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.153% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northampton County Area Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northampton County Area Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,800 students. The full-time enrollment at Northampton County Area Community College is 4,302 and the part-time enrollment is 5,498. This means that 43.9% of students enrolled at Northampton County Area Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2019 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
    5,339
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,372
  3. Black or African American
    1,259

The enrolled student population at Northampton County Area Community College is 54.5% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Black or African American, 3.12% Two or More Races, 2.39% Asian, 0.224% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.153% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 132 students (1.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 275 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 (931 degrees awarded). There were 3.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (251 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 Library Science (10 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), and Human Sciences (43 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 (133,099 people), Other managers (74,562 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (53,569 people), Social workers, all other (40,182 people), and Software developers (40,093 people).

The most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Library Science (10 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Human Sciences (43 degrees), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (46 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Library Science (10 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Human Sciences (43 degrees), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (46 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 (319,943 people), Elementary & secondary schools (137,471 people), Computer Systems Design (59,644 people), Construction (54,301 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (52,922 people).

The most specialized majors at Northampton County Area Community College are Library Science (10 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Human Sciences (43 degrees), Protective Services (92 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (46 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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, 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

574
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
849
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 574 degrees were awarded to men at Northampton County Area Community College, which is 0.676 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (849).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Northampton County Area Community College in General Business, which is 1.37 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 83 degrees were awarded to women at Northampton County Area Community College in General Studies, which is 1.63 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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

In 2019, 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 25% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northampton County Area Community College is Female and Asian (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.629% 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
    931 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    251 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northampton County Area Community College is white (931 degrees awarded). There were 3.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (251 degrees).

0.914% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    543 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    388 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northampton County Area Community College is white female (543 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (388 degrees).

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Operations

Northampton County Area Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $57M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.1M (1.94%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Northampton County Area Community College had a total salary expenditure of $106M. Northampton County Area Community College employs 55 Professors, 39 Assistant professors, and 23 Associate professors. Most academics at Northampton County Area Community College are Female Assistant professors (30), Female Professors(29), and Male Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College are: Management, with 130 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 78 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 73 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$57M
2019 Endowment
9.85%
growth from 2018

Northampton County Area Community College has an endowment valued at about $57M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northampton County Area Community College grew 9.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $52.7M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, 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

Salary Expenditure

$42.6M
2019 Salaries
2.42%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Northampton County Area Community College paid a median of $42.6M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 2.42% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.1% growth from 2017 and a 2.79% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.51M
Instructional Salaries
125
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northampton County Area Community College paid a total of $8.51M to 125 employees working as instructors, which represents 20% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College were Professor with 55 employees; Assistant professor with 39 employees; and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College were Management with 130 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northampton County Area Community College was Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, Female Professor with 29 employees, and Male Professor with 26 employees.

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

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