Bucks County Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,480

3.57% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,546

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.7%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

7,912

36.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

17.8%

190 Graduates

About

Bucks County Community College is a higher education institution located in Bucks County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bucks County Community College were .

In 2017, 962 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bucks County Community College. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (636 degrees), 3.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (202 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bucks County Community College is $3,480, which is $-3,934 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bucks County Community College is $3,480, which is $-3,934 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,546.

In 2017, 29% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,480

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bucks County Community College was $3,480. The cost of tuition at Bucks County Community College is $-3,934 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,546

2017 Value

2.76%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bucks County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,546. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bucks County Community College grew by 2.76%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,900

Room and Board

$1,700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bucks County Community College was of $5,900 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

14%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

29% of undergraduate students at Bucks County Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

10.7%

2016 Default Rate

117

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bucks County Community College was 10.7%, which represents 117 out of the 1097 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Bucks County Community College has a total enrollment of 7,912 students. The full-time enrollment at Bucks County Community College is 2,893 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,019. This means that 36.6% of students enrolled at Bucks County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bucks County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69% White, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 5.41% Black or African American, 4.18% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bucks County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.5%), followed by White Female (35.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bucks County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,912 students. The full-time enrollment at Bucks County Community College is 2,893 and the part-time enrollment is 5,019. This means that 36.6% of students enrolled at Bucks County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bucks County Community College was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Bucks County Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,460

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    578

  3. Black or African American

    428

The enrolled student population at Bucks County Community College is 69% White, 7.31% Hispanic or Latino, 5.41% Black or African American, 4.18% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 843 students (10.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 132 more women than men received degrees from Bucks County Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Bucks County Community College are white (636 degrees awarded). There were 3.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (202 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bucks County Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bucks County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (30 degrees), and Legal (27 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bucks County Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (190,805 people), Social workers, all other (128,853 people), Police officers (127,697 people), Other managers (123,959 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (83,716 people).

The most specialized majors at Bucks County Community College are Science Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Legal (27 degrees), Psychology (65 degrees), and Protective Services (56 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bucks County Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Dentists, and Veterinarians

The most specialized majors at Bucks County Community College are Science Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Legal (27 degrees), Psychology (65 degrees), and Protective Services (56 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bucks County Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (440,184 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (343,638 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (209,892 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (187,188 people), and Individual & family services (147,417 people).

The most specialized majors at Bucks County Community College are Science Technologies (24 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (30 degrees), Legal (27 degrees), Psychology (65 degrees), and Protective Services (56 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bucks County Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bucks County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 415

  2. 547

In 2017, 415 degrees were awarded to men at Bucks County Community College, which is 0.759 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (547).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Bucks County Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.25 times more than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 87 degrees were awarded to women at Bucks County Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.798 times less than the 109 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 6% of students graduating from Bucks County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bucks County Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 19.5% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    636 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    202 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bucks County Community College is white (636 degrees awarded). There were 3.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (202 degrees).

21% of degree recipients (202 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    367 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    269 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bucks County Community College is white female (367 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (269 degrees).

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Operations

Bucks County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.11M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $62.4k (0.877%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Bucks County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $85.8M. Bucks County Community College employs 61 Associate professors, 59 Professors, and 16 Instructors. Most academics at Bucks County Community College are Female Associate professors (41), Male Professors(31), and Female Professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bucks County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 91 employees, Management, with 76 employees, and Service with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.11M

2017 Endowment

18.1%

growth from 2016

Bucks County Community College has an endowment valued at about $7.11M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bucks County Community College grew 18.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.45M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bucks County Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$37.8M

2017 Salaries

1.3%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Bucks County Community College paid a median of $37.8M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($85.8M) and a 1.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.51% decline from 2015 and a 2.01% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.39M

Instructional Salaries

143

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bucks County Community College paid a total of $9.39M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $7.66M (28%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

61 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

91 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bucks County Community College were Associate professor with 61 employees; Professor with 59 employees; and Professor with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bucks County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees; Management with 76 employees; and Service with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bucks County Community College was Female Associate professor with 41 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Female Professor with 28 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bucks County Community College.

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