Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College, also known as Bucks, is a two-year community college located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. It was founded in 1964. Bucks comprises three campuses:

  • Newtown Campus
  • Upper Bucks Campus
  • Lower Bucks Campus

Bucks has various satellite facilities located throughout the county. It also offers online learning courses in addition to face-to-face classroom-based instruction.

Sports activities at Bucks County Community College are conducted by the Department of Health, Physical Education and Nursing. The athletic teams of Bucks participate in two athletic conferences, the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (EPCC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Some of the graduates of Bucks have gone on to become famous including Steve Capus, President of NBC News; Stefan Springman, television producer and host of the VH1 and Logo sshow, Can't Get a Date.

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Contacting Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Rd
Newtown , PA 18940-4106
General Phone: (215) 968-8000

Bucks County Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management161business management, electronic commerce, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, small business management, banking, sales and marketing, retail, business and related services ...
Education and Teaching126education, kindergarten/preschool teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, history teaching, teacher aide
Liberal Arts104American studies, women's studies, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, historic preservation and conservation, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine99registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement46corrections, criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech
Media45communication studies, journalism, journalism courses, photo and film tech, radio and TV tech, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Medical Support and Technology41medical coding, medical assistant, phlebotomy
Therapy and Counseling38psychology
Computer Science and Engineering25computer and info science, computer programming, information science, web design, computer networking, system administration, network management, computer support
Art Studies18visual and performing arts
Law17legal secretary, legal assistant
Hospitality14tourism and travel, hotel management, hospitality administration
Photography and Commercial Art13commercial art
Office and Administration9office management, office data entry, general office occupations
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9sports and fitness management
Family and Social Work7social work
Design7graphic design
Medical Administration6medical transcription, medical office assistant
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Cooking and Culinary Arts5pastry, chef training, culinary arts services
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Medicine3health professions
Production Trades3cabinetmaking
Engineering Technician2electronics tech, computer systems tech
Science and Laboratory Technician2biology tech

Number of programs and degrees for Bucks County Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree74058
Award of less than 1 academic year8229
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1611

Bucks County Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bucks County Community College had a total enrollment of 9,649 students (6,533 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 30%
20-21 20%
22-24 14%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%
New Jersey1%

Bucks County Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 40 %

Bucks County Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Newtown, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Bucks County Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,290
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,230
Books and supplies $ 1,350

Financial Aid:
Bucks County Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 323900)

Bucks County Community College Faculty

Bucks County Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2333
Non-tenured and not on tenure track311

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*3$78,075

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year40$79,00526$71,204
Associate professoracademic year19$51,77519$50,839
Assistant professoracademic year11$46,08721$44,500
Instructoracademic year8$41,77518$41,474
All faculty totalacademic year78$63,91184$53,551

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bucks County Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education, General
History Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism, Other
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright

Chemistry, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Bucks County Community College Highlights

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What Sets Bucks County Community College Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Bucks County Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Bucks County Community College % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Bucks County Community College Number of students
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Bucks County Community College % of degrees in mathematics
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Bucks County Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Bucks County Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Bucks County Community College % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Bucks County Community College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in law
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Bucks County Community College % of degrees in law
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Bucks County Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in media
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Top 19%Bucks County Community College % of degrees in media

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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