Name: Bucks County Community College
President: Stephanie Shanblatt
Campus Settings: Suburban, Large City
Year Established: 1965
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 61.8%
Full Time: 38.2%
African American: 4.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2.0%
Native American: 0.6%
Quote from the President
"Bucks County Community College (BCCC) is a vibrant center for learning and community engagement, providing innovative options that foster educational, career, and personal fulfillment. Our commitment to teaching and learning, and the student experience, provides Bucks students with a first-rate education. We are looking forward to celebrating our golden anniversary, marking 50 years of service to Bucks County residents. From its beginning on the former Tyler estate, Bucks has grown to three campuses and an online virtual campus, including continuing education, and Public Safety Training Centers that prepare first responders around the globe."
- Tyler Hall, the 60-room French-Norman mansion built in 1930 that is the cornerstone of the 200-acre Newtown campus, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Bucks is one of the few community colleges in the country that is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Art and the National Association of Schools of Music.
- The college administers the annual Bucks County Poet Laureate contest, the longest-running poet laureate program in the state of Pennsylvania.
- Bucks was among the first community colleges in the nation to offer a certificate program in historic preservation, and among the first community colleges in the nation to offer a neuroscience associate degree.