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 Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College - Newtown, PA

275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106

General information:(215)968-8000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:10,300( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,546 $3,742 $4,022 -7%
Out-of-state $9,650 $10,182 $10,668 -5%
Books and supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,700 -12%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,900 $5,900 $5,900 0%
Other $5,650 $5,650 $5,500 3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,650 $5,650 $5,500 3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,046 $5,242 $5,722 0%
Off Campus $16,596 $16,792 $17,122 -6%
Off Campus with Family $10,696 $10,892 $11,222 -9%
On Campus $11,150 $11,682 $12,368 -8%
Off Campus $22,700 $23,232 $23,768 0%
Off Campus with Family $16,800 $17,332 $17,868 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,216
In-state fees $1,194
Out-of-state tuition $9,324
Out-of-state fees $1,394
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 707 45% --
Grant or scholarship aid 528 34% $2,227,969 $4,220
Federal grants 443 28% $1,912,430 $4,317
Pell grants 443 28% $1,735,567 $3,918
Other federal grants 249 16% $176,863 $710
State/local government grant or scholarships 250 16% $191,187 $765
Institutional grants or scholarships 180 11% $124,352 $691
Student loan aid 306 20% $1,264,681 $4,133
Federal student loans 301 19% $1,246,781 $4,142
Other student loans 5 0% $17,900 $3,580
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,611 24% $8,935,690 $3,422
Pell grants 2,188 20% $7,051,819 $3,223
Federal student loans 1,731 16% $7,880,619 $4,553


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,985 $7,862 $7,686
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,488 $8,562 $8,214
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,422 $11,528 $11,634
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,827 $11,555 $11,687
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,267 $11,555 Not applicable
$110,001 and more $10,307 Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 10,300
Undergraduate enrollment 10,300
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,217
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 35 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Baseball 18-
Basketball 128
Equestrian -17
Golf 6-
Soccer 1812
Tennis --
Volleyball -7


Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1968 Accredited


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

04/22/2005 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1983 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1991 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1975 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations02 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 010
Motor vehicle theft 200
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate9.8%
Number in default68
Number in repayment691

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00323900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization2--
Women's Studies00-
Category total20-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Category total0-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping1408
Banking and Financial Support Services0--
Business Administration and Management, General159-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other2-0
Business/Commerce, General5--
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry-0-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-0-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-0-
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-1-
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management--0
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management00-
Office Management and Supervision00-
Retailing and Retail Operations2--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-0-
Small Business Administration/Management0--
Tourism and Travel Services Management000
Category total18218
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design-0-
Category total-0-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric18--
Category total22--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Specific Applications104
Computer Programming/Programmer, General00-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications50-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0-0
Computer and Information Sciences, General14-0
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--4
Information Science/Studies6--
Network and System Administration/Administrator202
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager0--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0013
Category total28023
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector400
Category total400
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education0--
Chemistry Teacher Education1--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching22--
Education, General62-0
History Teacher Education18--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0-0
Mathematics Teacher Education2--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching8--
Teacher Assistant/Aide0--
Category total113-0
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General0--
Category total0--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology103
Industrial Technology/Technician8--
Category total903
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant3--
Child Care and Support Services Management-5-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management3-1
Human Development and Family Studies, General11--
Category total1751
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Research Coordinator0--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other5--
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-09
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist3017
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist-0-
Medical/Clinical Assistant000
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist-036
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse110-0
Category total118062
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration28--
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician00-
Category total330-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Professions and Studies, Other9-14
Category total9-14
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies22--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other3--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies97--
Category total122--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General4-0
Category total4-0
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Historic Preservation and Conservation-04
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6-0
Category total604
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science7--
Category total7--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management5--
Category total5--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant000
Institutional Food Workers6-3
Category total603
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0--
Category total0--
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork2--
Precision Production Trades, General7-0
Category total9-0
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General39--
Category total39--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work0--
Category total0--
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician401
Chemical Technology/Technician6--
Category total1001
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production17--
Commercial Photography-04
Commercial and Advertising Art17--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4--
Graphic Design0--
Music, General8--
Visual and Performing Arts, General15--
Category total6104
Grand total8066123