Bucks at a Glance

About Bucks County Community College

Founded in 1964, Bucks County Community College is a two-year, public institution that offers nearly 80 programs of study that lead to either an associate degree or certificate. Successful graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete a bachelor's degree, or directly launch a career.  Classes are held at campuses in Newtown, Perkasie, and Bristol, online through our “Virtual Campus,” and at community sites. The college serves nearly 10,000 credit-seeking students and more than 70,000 students in noncredit programs each year, including the Bucks County Public Safety Training Centers in Doylestown and Croydon.  To learn more about why Bucks is “Where to Learn, Where to Return,” explore this website or call 215-968-8000.

Locations

Newtown Campus
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA   18940
215-968-8000

Lower Bucks Campus
1304 Veterans Highway 
Bristol, PA   19007
267-685-4800

Upper Bucks Campus
One Hillendale Road
Perkasie, PA    18944
215-258-7700

Online Learning on the Virtual Campus at
www.bucks.edu/online

Students

More than 10,700 students in academic credit courses 
7,600 at Newtown
1,700 at Lower Bucks
1,100 at Upper Bucks
2,700 Online Learning

Some students attend multiple sites

Typical class size: 18 – 25 students

Post-Bucks plans

67% of students plan to transfer to continue their education.

Top transfer schools

  •  Temple University
  •  Penn State University
  •  West Chester University
  •  Drexel University
  •  La Salle University

Campus Life

  •  Nearly 50 student-run clubs and organizations, all with community outreach
  • Nine intercollegiate sports competing in the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (EPCC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
  • Intramural teams and activities

Admissions

Open-door policy – no SAT scores required
Nearly one-fifth of all Bucks County high school graduates attend BCCC
60% of incoming freshmen attend directly from high school

Top sending high schools

  • Bensalem
  • Central Bucks West, East & South
  • Council Rock North & South
  • Neshaminy
  • Pennsbury

Call 215-968-8100 or visit www.bucks.edu/admissions

Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Certified by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the largest association in the world for continuing education providers, program review, and certification

More than 90,000 registrations in noncredit courses, including the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center, which trains and certifies more than 70,000 emergency personnel from around the world

More than 50 certificate programs and 500 courses each semester in health care, business, information technology, general interest, and more

Center for Workforce Development offers customized on-site training for area corporations and businesses

Call 215-968-8409 or visit www.bucks.edu/con-ed

Academics

85 Programs of Study

  • 60 Associate degree programs (require at least 60 credits)
  • 25 Certificate programs (most require 15 – 30 credits)

Top Majors

  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts – General Emphasis
  • Nursing

Six academic departments

  • Arts
  • Business Studies
  • Health, Physical Education & Nursing
  • Language & Literature
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
  • Social & Behavioral Science

Facilities & Resources

 Library  www.bucks.edu/library  

  • Libraries located at each campus – Newtown, Upper and Lower Bucks
  • More than 120,000 volumes in the print collection
  • Multiple databases with access to thousands of periodicals and e-books
  • Students can borrow laptop computers for use in the library
  • Research assistance available in person and online

MInD Space – Media and Instructional Design Lab to support multimedia projects by students and instructors

Technology Learning Center offers free drop-in support for students

Computer access, including free WiFi, at all campuses

Free tutoring services

Virtual Campus: www.bucks.edu/virtual

Learn online – More than 200 courses available. Tutoring, and student orientation available online for all students.

Newtown Campus

  • 200 acre campus adjacent to Tyler State Park
  • NEW! Linksz Pavilion, 9,000-square-foot addition to the Gymnasium
  • Gymnasium, including Wellness Center and renovated indoor pool
  • Remodeled Rollins Center with full-service cafeteria and bookstore
  • Auditorium, Library, and renovated lecture halls
  • Science and computer labs
  • Art gallery and studios, music rehearsal rooms, TV studios
  • Nationally accredited preschool, the Early Learning Center, for students’ children ages 2 – 6

Lower Bucks Campus

www.bucks.edu/lbc

  • 55,000 square-foot “green” building  
  • Classrooms equipped with the latest teaching technology
  • Computer labs, science labs, allied health labs
  • Library, Café, Outdoor plaza

Upper Bucks Campus

www.bucks.edu/ubc

  • 61,000 square feet of building space, including a 28,000 square-foot “green” building expansion with classrooms, public meeting spaces, Library, Café, and outdoor amphitheater
  • Fickes Art Center

Tuition & Aid

Tuition

  • $123 a credit for Bucks County residents
  • $1,933 a semester, including fees, for full-time (12 credits) Bucks County residents

Financial Aid

  • More than one-third of students receive some form of financial aid each year
  • More than $19.9 million in aid awarded each year
  • More than half of Bucks students who apply receive some form of financial aid, scholarship, or loan
  • Call 215-968-8200 or visit www.bucks.edu/financialaid
  • Scholarships are also available; visit www.bucks.edu/scholarships