Keystone College

One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440
Tel: (570)945-8000
1,595 students
Private not-for-profit

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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 1,595 students (83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 25%.
Keystone College is the only community colleges within Wyoming County, PA.
The nearest community college is Johnson College (9.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 121 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Keystone College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 121 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,595 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,595 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
# Full-Time Students
1,317 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 278 students
1,017 students
Keystone College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Undergraduate Students 1,304 students 784 students
# Graduate Students 13 students 23 students
Keystone College sch graduate
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
Keystone College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Keystone College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.15 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $21,300 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $21,300 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $21,300 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $21,300 $10,294
Total Dormitory Capacity 546 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
Percent Admitted 72%
SAT Total Avg. 1,330
Keystone College sat total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 450
Keystone College sat reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 450
SAT Writing 430
ACT Composite Avg. 20
ACT English 17
ACT Math 19
Source: 2013 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,138 per year for in-state students and $13,089 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,282 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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Commonwealth Medical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.