Bucks County Community College Ranked in Top Five of Pennsylvania’s Best

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Tyler Estate in Newtown Township, now part of Bucks County Community College.

Bucks County Community College ranks among the top five community colleges in Pennsylvania, according to a staff report from MSN Money.

Stacker recently compiled a list of the best community colleges in the Keystone State, using rankings from Niche.

Bucks County Community College came fifth in Pennsylvania with a Niche grade B-.

The Newtown-based college has a net cost of $6,666, which makes it a very attractive option for students to earn an undergraduate degree.

From there, many alumni go onto launch successful careers or continue to advanced degrees.

Neighboring Montgomery County Community College also made the list, in second place.

BCCC was founded in 1964 in response to a need for a public two-year collegiate institution to serve graduates of the county’s high schools and its citizens who would benefit from an experience in higher education.

The college’s location was set when Bucks County acquired, from Temple University, 200 acres of the former Tyler Estate in Newtown Township. The estate had been bequeathed to the university two years earlier by Mrs. Stella Elkins Tyler, a sculptress and patron of the arts who was a trustee of Temple University for 20 years.

Read more about BCCC being named a Pennsylvania best-of at MSN Money.