Bucks County Community College in Newtown

Newtown, PA

(Rating 3.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Bucks County Community College offers 251-degree programs and 52 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. 43% are women, and 57% are men. Bucks County Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bucks County Community College is 8998$, that is at the level of national average. 12% of full-time Bucks County Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bucks County Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$8,998
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bucks County Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,742
$30,001 - $48,000$7,966
$48,001 - $75,000$10,234
$75,001 - $110,000$11,853
$110,001+$11,887

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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13%

Types of financial aids

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2745 of Bucks County Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 30 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bucks County Community College number 107 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Bucks County Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
97.55%
$5,144
$30,001 - $48,000
99.05%
$4,451
$48,001 - $75,000
71.56%
$1,708
$75,001 - $110,000
7.25%
$128
$110,001+
0%
$0

Salary After Attending

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$35,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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12%
BELOW AVERAGE

Bucks County Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

12% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bucks County Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bucks County Community College is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

14:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

3

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Bucks County Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bucks County Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Newtown Campus

The campus located by 275 Swamp Rd address in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

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Newtown Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bucks County Community College with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Newtown Campus are aggravated assault, robbery, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bucks County Community College offers 251 programs in total: 185 are for Associate's degree, 33 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 33 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree. Bucks County Community College is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 52 distance education programs that are provided in the Bucks County Community College: 43 are for Associate's degree, 6 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Bucks County Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6193 students with 185790 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bucks County Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Good school at a great price. I had some nice teachers who actually cared.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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They fired Dwight Anderson for mentioning the word God. What are you going to to me for mentioning God. Why don't you not mention your darwinism and your liberal politics. Keep those comments out of the teaching environment, but you and all of the schools are in cahoots to get the youth to adopt communism.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Loving this school thus far, each teacher takes the time out to explain everythingthing. Admissions and financial aid workers were also very helpful!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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As the mom of a college student who had to leave a private, out of state institution for medical reasons, I came into contact with BCCC when my son was ready to obtain further credits.The administration was so very helpful, from applying for appropriate courses, to registering and payment. My son has not yet graduated, but the experience at the local community college was excellent.BCCC also has programs in which high school students with special skills or talents can participate in college level work. Both the high school and BCCC were extremely helpful in this regard. High school credits were obtained with no tuition payment.Finally, I am a sunset photographer. The high hill on the campus overlooking the baseball field just off Swamp Road is a very nice vista for sunset shots!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

My home school is Penn State Abington, and I decided to take some summer classes here a couple months ago. The reason being is because it would be cheaper, and they would transfer directly into my home institution so I could graduate faster. Well, once upon a time I used to go to community college of Philadelphia. Not for long because I dropped out to work and travel, you know, take a gap year, live and figure out my life, mature and grow up. But when I came back, the people at CCP were very much so judging and unhelpful. I see now, no matter what community college you go to, it's all the same. I have yet to meet another school with people that are as caring and kind as those at Penn State Abington. Although the facilities and parking are great, and the teachers are too, the people who sit in the offices are just as crappy as the ones at CCP. It makes me wonder if they have a brain? I recently received the most hilarious letter ever! That my financial account is deactivated because I didn't supplement them some kind of paperwork, when that wasn't mandatory because I was a GUEST STUDENT. And well, that if I didn't pay them what I "owe" they would take legal action against me. The reason I put owe in quotations and ask whether they have a brain or not is because I paid for my classes in straight up cash, IN FULL, before classes even started for the summer! I have receipts to prove it, and get this, at the bottom of the letter it said, "as of the time of this letter your current balance that you owe is $0.00." See my point? Why even send it? Do you guys have a brain? Maybe you guys need a turnover some of those workers and give them to students who graduated and actually want and need the job. They'll probably won't be as lazy as some of these folks to actually read what is being sent before it is sent out. I've never had so many problems, and never had my questions answers, and so much dodging in my life... oh wait, I did, it was at another Community College. Needless to say, besides some of the workers, it is a beautiful campus.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 275 Swamp Rd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2159688000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: bucks.edu

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