Lackawanna College

Tel: (570)961-7810
1,490 students
Private, non-profit
School Highlights
Lackawanna College serves 1,490 students (76% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Lackawanna College is one of 5 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
The nearest community college is Fortis Institute-Scranton (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
College Lackawanna College (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 68 staff 23 staff
Lackawanna College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,490 has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,490 students 371 students
Lackawanna College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 24:1
Lackawanna College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,127 students 345 students
Lackawanna College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 363 students 155 students
Lackawanna College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Lackawanna College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 335 300
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
2%
Lackawanna College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
5%
6%
Lackawanna College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
12%
14%
Lackawanna College Black (2006-2014)
% White
74%
64%
Lackawanna College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Lackawanna College More (2011-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Lackawanna College Non Resident (2013-2014)
% Unknown races
4%
11%
Lackawanna College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.43 0.55
Lackawanna College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $12,280 is less than the state average of $15,915. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $12,280 $15,915
Lackawanna College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 95%
Lackawanna College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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
    Pivate, for profit
    385 students | 0.60 Mi517 Ash Street
    Scranton PA  18509
    (570)558-1818
    0.60385
  • 171 students | 2.30 Mi1000 Meade St.- Suite 210
    Dunmore PA  18512
    (570)330-0600
    2.30171
  • 455 students | 2.80 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton PA  18508
    (570)342-6404
    2.80455
  • Keystone College
    Private, non-profit
    1,484 students | 11.20 MiOne College Green
    La Plume PA  18440
    (570)945-8000
    11.201,484
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Pivate, for profit
    186 students | 14.60 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Forty Fort PA  18704
    (570)288-8400
    14.60186
Did You Know?
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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Lackawanna County, PA is Lackawanna College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.