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Top 5 Reasons to Choose BC3

5. You’ll find the perfect fit

Choose from:

Associate Degrees
Certificate Programs
Academic Divisions

With so many options, you’re bound to find the perfect one for you.

4. You’ll spend less — and earn more

BC3’s tuition is among the most affordable of 43 regional colleges and universities.

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Salary-to-Cost Ratio


One Year Cost Comparison.

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One Year Cost Comparison.

* University of Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania State University.
**Based on 2020-2021, the most-recent year for which information is available

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3. We’re conveniently close

BC3 has 6 locations and offers more than 100 courses online and through other distance learning formats that work around your schedule. BC3’s courses are delivered through face-to-face, remote, online or hybrid formats. View our current credit schedule.


About 60 percent of community college students attend school part time. … This makes community college a good option for nontraditional students like parents and older students who wish to balance school with family or career obligations

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2. You’ll be ready for what’s next

Earn your degree or certificate and start a career. Or you can transfer credits to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Open Admissions Policy
Statewide Transfer Agreements
On-site Bachelor’s Degree Completion

1. You deserve to be #1

At the #1 community college in Pennsylvania you’ll get:

Transferrable Credits
Affordable Options
Convenient Locations
Personalized Support

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The Best Part: You’re Already In!

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