Name: Northampton Community College
President: Mark Erickson
Campus Setting: Suburban: Main Campus, Rural: Monroe Campus, Urban: Fowler Family Southside Center
Year Established: 1967
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2013 IPEDS data
2013 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 56.0%
Full Time: 44.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Black/African American: 10.8%
Hispanic/Latino (of any race): 18.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
Two or more races: 2.0%
Nonresident alien: 1.0%
Quote from President
“People describe us as a college of the community. I love that phrase. We play a major role in training the workforce, but we also provide leadership on boards, in community problem-solving, and in preparing students to become engaged citizens. With the establishment of a new Center for Civic Engagement this fall, our role in this area will only expand in the years to come.”
- This fall, Northampton opened a brand new campus built to LEED-gold standards. Solar panels will provide about 40% of the campus's annual electrical needs, and a geothermal system will provide 10% of the cooling and heating requirements.
- Northampton has had only four presidents in its 47-year history.
- Faculty and staff speak with pride of "The Northampton Way" to describe a student-centered culture where innovation, BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) and collaborative effort are prized.
- The college's 40,000+ alumni include a four-time Pulitzer Prize-recipient, an Academy Award-winning documentary director, CEOs, numerous health care professionals, educators, engineers, architects, artists, chefs, and individuals with expertise in a wide variety of technical fields.