Lackawanna College

Tel: (570)961-7810
1,452 students
Private not-for-profit
School Highlights:
Lackawanna College serves 1,452 students (72% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Lackawanna College is one of 4 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
The nearest community college is Fortis Institute-Scranton (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 75 teachers has grown by 63% over five years.
College Lackawanna College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 75 staff
61 staff
Lackawanna College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,452 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 45% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,452 students 1,296 students
Lackawanna College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
Lackawanna College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,044 students
814 students
Lackawanna College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 408 students
1,040 students
Lackawanna College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lackawanna College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lackawanna College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Lackawanna College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Lackawanna College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Lackawanna College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Lackawanna College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Lackawanna College Unknown (2006-2013)
Lackawanna 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. 0.51 0.68
Lackawanna College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $12,990 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,990 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $12,990 $5,660
Lackawanna College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,990 $10,250
Lackawanna College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 339 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99%
Lackawanna College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Lackawanna College was founded in 1894 as the Scranton Business College. Through the years, the College has grown and expanded to meet the changing needs of the community and of individual students. Lackawanna College is chartered as a non-profit junior college with the right to grant associate degrees and is fully accredited by the prestigious Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges. Its credits are easily transferable to other colleges and universities. Lackawanna College grants associate in science, associate in applied science and associate in arts degrees in a variety of majors and offers certificate programs designed specifically to suit the needs of an individual. Most students are required to take core curriculum courses including English, math, humanities, social sciences and computer information. Students can expect to improve their ability to learn effectively, seek and gather information, communicate both orally and in writing, apply computer technology, work interdependently, gain practical work experience, think critically, make informed decisions, solve problems, become self-directed, understand the need for community service, and appreciate the historical, political, economic, scientific, social and culturally diverse contexts of the world in which they live. Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant associate degrees and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton
    Private for-profit
    413 students | 0.60 Mi517 Ash Street
    Scranton, PA 18509
  • 204 students | 2.30 Mi1000 Meade St.- Suite 210
    Dunmore, PA 18512
  • Johnson College
    Private not-for-profit
    427 students | 2.80 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton, PA 18508
  • 1,595 students | 11.20 MiOne College Green
    La Plume, PA 18440
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Private for-profit
    228 students | 14.60 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Forty Fort, PA 18704
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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $11,793 per year for in-state students and $14,389 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,000 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.