Statement of Accreditation Status

Northampton Community College

  • CEO: Dr. David Ruth, Vice President / Chief of Staff
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Dorothy Schramm
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional » Two-year, large
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Northampton County Area Community College (6/4/2015)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1970
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020

(610) 861-5300

www.northampton.edu

  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Easton Educational Outreach Center, 25 South Third Street, Easton, PA 18042 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress report. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2018, further documenting steps taken to (1) review associate degree program requirements to ensure that they are of a length appropriate to the objectives of the degree or other credential and have an appropriate number of offerings at the 200-level (Standard III) and (2) ensure that institutional and unit level goals are clearly stated, assessed appropriately, linked to mission and goal achievement, and reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results (Standard VI). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at Monroe Career and Technical Institute, Laural Lake Drive, Bartonsville, PA 18321-0066. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting (1) fair and impartial processes, published and widely available, to address student grievances (Standard 6); (2) steps taken to review associate degree program requirements to ensure that they are of sufficient depth and rigor and have an appropriate number of offerings at the 200-level (Standard 11); and, (3) the implementation of an organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve overall institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2017, further documenting (1) fair and impartial processes, published and widely available, to address student grievances (Standard 6); (2) steps taken to review associate degree program requirements to ensure that they are of sufficient depth and rigor and have an appropriate number of offerings at the 200-level (Standard 11); and, (3) the implementation of an organized, and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve overall institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • January 5, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note that the institution has closed its additional location at NCC Pocono Corporate Center East, 1900 Corporate Center East Drive, Tobyhanna, PA 18466. To remove this additional location from the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request that the next self-study, in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2014-2015, further document strategic planning processes that incorporate the use of assessment results (Standard 2).
  • September 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Pike/Wayne Center, 54 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. To remind the institution of the request that the next self-study, in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2014-2015, further document strategic planning processes that incorporate the use of assessment results (Standard 2).
  • March 3, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to approve the relocation of the branch campus from 205 Old Mill Road, Tannersville, PA 18372 to 2411 Route 715, Tannersville, PA 18372. To include the new branch campus provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the request that the next self-study, in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2014-2015, further document strategic planning processes that incorporate the use of assessment results (Standard 2).
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the certificate program in Licensed Massage Therapy within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request that the next self-study, in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2014-15, further document strategic planning processes that incorporate the use of assessment results (Standard 2). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the progress report and to request that the next self-study, in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2014-15, further document strategic planning processes that incorporate the use of assessment results (Standard 2).
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional locations at Lehigh Valley Industrial Park IV, 3894 Courtney St., Suite 130, Bethlehem, PA 18017, and Shohola Center, 837 Route 6, Unit 6, Shohola, PA 18458 and to remove the locations from the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the request for a progress report, due April 1, 2012, documenting (1) linkages between strategic planning, institutional assessment, and budgeting (Standard 2), and (2) implementation of an assessment process for general education, including development of measurable student learning outcomes (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Pike/Wayne Center, 54 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To remind the institution of the progress report, due April 1, 2012, documenting (1) linkages between strategic planning, institutional assessment, and budgeting (Standard 2), and (2) implementation of an assessment process for general education, including development of measurable student learning outcomes (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2012, documenting (1) linkages between strategic planning, institutional assessment, and budgeting (Standard 2), and (2) implementation of an assessment process for general education, including development of measurable student learning outcomes (Standards 12 and 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Branch Campus
    Monroe County Branch Campus
    2411 Route 715
    Tannersville, PA 18372
    Opened: 07/07/2014
  • Additional Location
    Fowler Family Southside Center
    511 E. Third Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bangor High School
    187 Five Points Richmond Rd
    Bangor, PA 18013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School
    3300 Chester Ave
    Bethlehem, PA 18020
  • Other Instructional Site
    Blue Mountain Health System Bowmanstown
    512 Bank Street
    Bowmnstown, PA 18030
  • Other Instructional Site
    Blue Mountain Home Health Care - Lehighton
    Durigan Professional Building, 800 Mahoning St.
    Lehighton, PA 18235
  • Other Instructional Site
    Career Institute of Technology
    5335 Kesslersville Road
    Easton, PA 18040
  • Other Instructional Site
    Country Meadows Nursing Center Bethlehem
    4025 Green Pond Road
    Bethlehem, PA 18020
  • Other Instructional Site
    East Stroudsburg Senior High School North
    279 Timberwolf Dr
    Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
  • Other Instructional Site
    Easton Area High School
    1801 Bushkill Drive
    Easton, PA 18040
  • Other Instructional Site
    Easton Hospital
    250 S 21st St
    Easton, PA 18042
  • Other Instructional Site
    Easton Hospital Home Health Services - Easton
    3421 Nightingale Drive
    Easton, PA 18045
  • Other Instructional Site
    Freedom High School
    3149 Chester Ave
    Bethlehem, PA 18020
  • Other Instructional Site
    Grand View Hospital
    700 Lawn Ave
    Sellersville, PA 18960
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hunterdon Medical Center
    2100 Wescott Dr
    Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lehigh Carbon Community College
    4525 Education Park Dr
    Schnecksville, PA 18078
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lehigh Valley Health Network Hamilton Blvd, MFM
    3900 Hamilton Blvd Suite 201
    Allentown, PA 18103
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lehigh Valley Health Network Madison Farms, MFM
    4807 Freemansburg Ave Suite 250
    Easton, PA 18045
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lehigh Valley Hospital 1503 N. Cedar Crest
    1503 N. Cedar Crest Blvd
    Allentown, PA 18104
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lehigh Valley Hospital 17 & Chew
    1627 W Chew St
    Allentown, PA 18104
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest
    1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd
    Allentown, PA 18103
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg
    2545 Schoenersville Rd
    Bethlehem, PA 18017
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono
    206 E Brown St
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
  • Other Instructional Site
    Liberty High School
    1115 Linden Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Other Instructional Site
    Nazareth Area High School
    501 E Center Street
    Nazareth, PA 18064
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northampton Area High School
    1619 Laubach Ave
    Northampton, PA 18067
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northampton County Home - Gracedale
    Gracedale Ave
    Nazareth, PA 18064
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pleasant Valley High School
    1671 Route 209
    Brodheadsville, PA 18322
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pocono Medical Home Care, Inc. - Stroudsburg
    727 Ann Street
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
  • Other Instructional Site
    Promedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Bethlehem North)
    2029 Westgate Drive
    Bethlehem, PA 18017
  • Other Instructional Site
    Promedica Skilled Nursing And Rehabilitation (Easton)
    2600 Northampton Street
    Easton, PA 18045
  • Other Instructional Site
    Radiology and MRI of Bethlehem
    5325 Northgate Dr
    Bethlehem, PA 18017
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Allentown
    1736 Hamilton St
    Allentown, PA 18104
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Anderson
    1872 St. Luke's Boulevard
    Easton, PA 18045
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Bethlehem
    801 Ostrum St
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Easton
    250 S 21st St
    Easton, PA 18042
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Monroe
    100 St. Luke's Lane
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital North
    153 Brodhead Rd
    Bethlehem, PA 18017
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Quakertown
    1021 Park Ave
    Quakertown, PA 18951
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Sacred Heart
    421 Chew St
    Allentown, PA 18102
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Sacred Heart
    421 Chew St
    Allentown, PA 18102
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Upper Bucks
    3000 St. Luke’s Drive
    Quakertwon, PA 18951
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Warren
    185 Roseberry St
    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital West
    501 Cetronia Road
    Allentwon, PA 18104
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's Hospital Wind Gap
    487 E Moorestown Rd
    Wind gap, PA 18091
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke's University Hospital Network Orwigsburg
    100 Paramount Blvd
    Orwigsburg, PA 17961
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke’s Hospital Gnaden Huetten Campus
    211 N 12th St
    Lehighton, PA 18235
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Luke’s Hospital Carbon
    500 St. Luke's Drive
    Lehighton, PA 18235
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wilson Area High School
    424 Warrior Lane
    Easton, PA 18042

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