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Bucks County Community College

275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA

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Bucks County Community College, located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1964 in order to provide the county with a much needed post-secondary educational option. The school went through a series of approvals, with final approval given by the State Board of Education, after which a 15 member board of trustees was appointed to manage and develop to school. BCCC is a public, two year institution that provides a variety of services and programs to residents of the area. The school is dedicated to providing its current and future students the best opportunities possible, and as a result maintains a high standard for its programs and facilities, which are reviewed and updated regularly to meet the needs of modern individuals.

Academics

Bucks County Community College offers a large variety of programs that allow for career development or academic transfer. Students may choose the program that best assist in the realization of their goals. Career programs provide training and education in a specific field, allowing the student to develop the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional. These programs typically mix classroom theory and education with practical education, allowing students to utilize and perfect methods and techniques used within their field. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree which demonstrates competency to employers when seeking entry level employment.

Academic transfer is accomplished by enrolling a program that covers the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying to a college or university to continue their education and complete the final two years of their bachelor's degree. Students will have an easier time transferring to public schools in Pennsylvania through preexisting transfer agreements, though it is possible to transfer credits to our of state or private institutions. Students should meet with an academic advisor to discuss transfer requirements and develop a curriculum that best meets the needs of the desired school or schools.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

As an open enrollment institution, any individual wishing to enroll at Bucks County Community College may do so by meeting the minimum admissions requirements, submitting a completed application, and paying all fees. Students should also supply transcripts and standardized test scores, which may be used to determine course level for general education in lieu of a placement exam. Students should also participate in new student orientation and meet with a counselor to discuss curriculum and program enrollment.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Aid is awarded based on need and program eligibility which is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be submitted prior to each academic year and is the primary source of information regarding a student's financial situation. Students may be chosen at random to supply additional information to be compared to their FAFSA in order to verify its accuracy. This is due to new federal regulations governing the disbursement of aid.

Athletics

Bucks County Community College Centurions participate in intercollegiate athletics through the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA), which provides the rules and forums for healthy competition among various two year institutions throughout the country. Intercollegiate athletics also provide useful habits and skills, such as good health, leadership, teamwork and discipline, which may be applied to one's personal, academic and professional life. Students interested in participating will have to maintain a minimum GPA and balance their course load with practice and events. Information regarding tryouts and participation may be obtained through the athletic department.

Athletic programs:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian
  • Tennis

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,200-$3,900
    • Out-of-State: $9,700-$11,660
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $140-$160 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $410-$490 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid53%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships41%$4,488
Receiving Student Loans21%$4,544
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Bucks County Community College may offer services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Pennsylvania, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Bucks County Community CollegeBucks CountyPennsylvania
Graduation Rate12.4%-21.2%
Transfer-out Rate28.4%-22.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Bucks County Community College

  • Art and Design Program
    • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 1983)
  • Music Program
    • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1991)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2005)

Campus: Bucks County Community College - Lower Bucks Campus

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2005)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Bucks County Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
53%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
14:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
34

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,672