Keystone College

One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440-0200
Tel: (570)945-8000
1,484 students
Private not-for-profit
Keystone College is a fully accredited, independent, private college committed to helping all students attain their full potential. To achieve this goal, Keystone provides excellent instruction, close student-faculty relationships, personal attention, and individualized support services.
School Highlights
Keystone College serves 1,484 students (83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Keystone College is one of 6 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
The nearest community college is Johnson College (9.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Keystone College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 126 staff
62 staff
Keystone College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,484 has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,484 students 1,371 students
Keystone College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
Keystone College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,238 students
779 students
Keystone College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 246 students
1,083 students
Keystone College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Keystone College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 1,230 students 764 students
# Graduate Students 8 students 36 students
Keystone College Graduation BreakDown  Community College Average Graduation BreakDown
% Asian
Keystone College Asian (2009-2014)
% Hispanic
Keystone College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Keystone College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Keystone College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Keystone College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Keystone College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Keystone College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.42 0.70
Keystone College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $21,900 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $21,900 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $21,900 $5,664
Keystone College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $21,900 $10,360
Keystone College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 495 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Keystone College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 92%
Keystone College Percent Admitted (2006-2014)
SAT Total Avg. 1,330
Keystone College SAT Total (2006-2014)
SAT Reading 450
Keystone College SAT Reading (2006-2014)
SAT Math 450
Keystone College SAT Math (2006-2014)
SAT Writing 430
Keystone College SAT Writing (2007-2014)
ACT Total Avg. 56
Keystone College ACT Total (2006-2014)
ACT Composite 20
Keystone College ACT Composite (2006-2014)
ACT English 17
Keystone College ACT English (2006-2014)
ACT Math 19
Keystone College ACT Math (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Keystone Academy was originally chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1868, with instruction beginning the following year in the local Baptist church in Factoryville. In 1870, ground was broken on the current site for the Academy\'s first building, Harris Hall, named after John Howard Harris, first president of Keystone. Harris Hall continues to serve Keystone College today. For over 65 years, the Academy served the secondary educational needs of the region admirably. Keystone Academy was rechartered as Scranton-Keystone Junior College in 1934. Ten years later, the name of the College was shortened to Keystone Junior College, and in 1995 to its present form, Keystone College. Today, with its career-oriented liberal arts in place, Keystone College is a leader in education. In 2000, the College awarded its first baccalaureate degree and announced the receipt of its first million dollar gift. January 2001 marked the opening of the College\'s newest residence hall, Keystone Commons, the first new residence hall built on campus since Moffat Hall in 1970. Currently, the College offers 13 bachelor\'s degrees, 20 associate degrees and enrolls a diverse student body from throughout the U.S. and more than 14 countries. The College also participates in Division III athletics, fielding 14 men\'s and women\'s teams. Keystone offers bachelor of science degrees in accounting, biological science, business, criminal justice administration, early childhood education, elementary education, environmental resource management, forensic biology, human resource management, information technology, sport and recreation management, and teaching, and bachelor of arts degrees in communication arts and humanities, and visual art. The college is accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Johnson College
    Private not-for-profit
    455 students | 9.50 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton PA 18508
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton
    Private for-profit
    385 students | 11.00 Mi517 Ash Street
    Scranton PA 18509
  • Lackawanna College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,490 students | 11.20 Mi501 Vine St
    Scranton PA 18509
  • The Commonwealth Medical College
    Private not-for-profit
    409 students | 11.40 Mi525 Pine St
    Scranton PA 18510
  • 171 students | 12.10 Mi1000 Meade St.- Suite 210
    Dunmore PA 18512
Did You Know?
For Lackawanna County, PA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,359 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Lackawanna County, PA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Lackawanna County, PA is The Commonwealth Medical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.