Luzerne County Community College

1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899
Tel: (570)740-0200
6,049 students
Public institution
Luzerne County Community College is a public learning institution primarily serving the residents of Luzerne and surrounding counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to provide excellence in education, guiding the learner in pursuit of educational and employment goals. The College offers educational programs that are accessible, affordable, and flexible in delivery, while maintaining an open door policy supported by comprehensive services. The learning environment fosters value for lifelong learning, respect to diversity, and development of students as contributing members of society. Partnerships with businesses, organizations, and other educational institutions are established in order to upgrade workforce development and to contribute to the economic and technological advancement of the communities served.
School Highlights
Luzerne County Community College serves 6,049 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Luzerne County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Luzerne County, PA.
The nearest community college is Fortis Institute-Forty Fort (8.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 235 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
College Luzerne County Community 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 Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 235 staff
24 staff

Student Body

The student population of 6,049 has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 68% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,049 students 371 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
# Full-Time Students 2,793 students
345 students
# Part-Time Students 3,256 students
155 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
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. 0.32 0.55

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $6,810 is less than the state average of $9,120. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,020 is less than the state average of $11,370. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,810 $9,120
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,020 $11,370
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The permanent campus of Luzeme County Community College is situated at 1333 South Prospect Street in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. Of the fourteen buildings which make up the College's permanent facilities, the General Academic Buildings and the two Technical Arts Buildings contain classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices. The Medical Arts Complex consists of a dental arts facility, a nursing arts facility and the Career Services Office. Luzerne County Community College is the largest college in northeastern Pennsylvania. LCCC's 167-acre main campus is located in the center of Luzerne County Pennsylvania with 13 satellite campuses located throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. At Luzerne County Community College, we offer a multitude of quality and unique liberal arts and technology programs. Today, the college boasts more than 22,000 degree-bearing alumni. LCCC currently offers 16 degree programs in the Liberal Arts & Sciences; 47 Technical-Career Programs; 33 certificate programs; and 14 diploma programs. The College's top programs in terms of enrollment are General Studies, Education, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Business Management Technology, Business Administration, and Computer Information Systems. Plus, LCCC offers hundreds of credit-free programs, making it the largest supplier of credit-free education in the area. Luzerne County Community College is a public, two-year comprehensive community college. The College is accredited by Commission on Higher Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Private for-profit
    186 students | 8.50 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Forty Fort PA 18704
  • Lackawanna College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,490 students | 23.10 Mi501 Vine St
    Scranton PA 18509
  • The Commonwealth Medical College
    Private not-for-profit
    409 students | 23.10 Mi525 Pine St
    Scranton PA 18510
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton
    Private for-profit
    385 students | 23.70 Mi517 Ash Street
    Scranton PA 18509
  • 171 students | 25.00 Mi1000 Meade St.- Suite 210
    Dunmore PA 18512
Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,120 per year for in-state students and $11,370 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,960 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78%. 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.