Discover Why Bucks Is the Smart Start for You
Bucks is the right choice for students of every age and every stage of life.
If you are a high school student looking to apply to college, this can be a new and maybe daunting experience. Don't worry, we make it easy. If you are an adult learner returning to college after any number of years out of school, or since your last few college courses or previous degree program, you're not alone. Wherever you're from, and wherever you want to go, Bucks can get you there!
Bucks is the smart start.
Bucks County Community College offers you a unique opportunity to begin your academic career in a welcoming community of scholars and professionals while developing the foundation for your future education.
- PERFECT LOCATION
Our historic main campus in Newtown, on 200 acres adjacent to Tyler State Park, includes recently renovated lecture halls, library, student center and indoor pool; on-campus child care, gymnasium, and fitness center; health, music, and multimedia facilities; and the new 43,000 square feet Science Center that opened in January 2017.
- SINGULAR VARIETY
At Bucks, we offer traditional academic programs in the arts and sciences, as well as vocational and technical programs that position you for immediate success in a wide array of careers. Combine classroom learning with hands-on experience to prepare yourself for your next steps, and take advantage of incredible flexibility with our Bucks Online (Virtual Campus) offering online and hybrid courses with award-winning student support staff.
- UNBEATABLE OPTIONS
After you’ve completed two years of study at Bucks, you will be qualified to transfer to any four-year university to complete your bachelor’s degree. With dozens of institutional partnerships, you can complete your degree at the school of your choice—whether local liberal arts college or Ivy League—without missing a beat.
Start smart: Get options, Save thousands
If you're looking to earn your bachelor's degree, the money you save during your first two years at Bucks might be enough to pay for your third year at another institution!
Two years at Bucks cost less than a single year at a private university, which means that you can earn the same degree as your university classmates for a fraction of the cost. Estimated tuition and fees are $1,933 per semester, for most full-time (12 credits) Bucks County residents. In four semesters, Bucks County residents save tens of thousands of dollars compared to freshman and sophomore years at most four-year colleges and universities.
In addition, more than one-third of Bucks students receive some form of financial aid each year, with more than $19.9 million awarded annually. Whether your plans for life after Bucks involve transferring, graduate school, entering the workforce, or all three, the savings of a Bucks start will benefit you for years to come.
Source: PHEAA College Cost Tables as of 4/1/18. Tuition and Fees are enrollment weighted. Based on Fall 2017 enrollments and projected 2018-19 Tuition and Fees.
*In-state rate for the four state-related universities.
**In-state rate for the 14 state-owned PA State System of Higher Education universities.
***Based on 15 credits/semester and in-county rate, 2018-2019. Additional fees may apply for specialized courses
Transferring from Bucks
The community college model is a unique arrangement that allows you to complete your university degree at a fraction of the traditional cost. Here's how it works.
When you study at Bucks for your first two years, you will complete an Associate's Degree. With our state of the art facilities and an incredible range of majors, your Bucks foundation will prepare you perfectly for your next step.
Once you have your Associate’s Degree, you can enroll at any four-year college or university, and receive credit for the two years you’ve already studied at Bucks. You’ll be halfway to your goal on your first day of class.
Once at the four-year institution of your choice, you typically can complete your Bachelor’s Degree in only two more years. Because your credits have transferred, your degree will bear the insignia of the four-year university.
Bucks has ONE OF THE BEST TRANSFER PROGRAMS AROUND
We have built our network of transfer agreements tirelessly, ensuring that our students gain the most value possible from their time at Bucks.
For many of our preferred transfer schools, not only will Bucks students get 100% equivalent credit for every course they have taken, but the final two years of their bachelor’s program will be discounted as well.
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Bucks is an open admission institution, but you must complete a free application to obtain a student ID number and computer username as your first step. (SAT and ACT tests are not required.)