Keystone College

One College Green, La Plume
PA, 18440-0200
Tel: (570)945-8000
1,683 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 1,683 students (83% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Keystone College is one of 6 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
The nearest community college is Johnson College (9.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
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

Student Body

The student population of 1,683 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,683 students
1,287 students
Keystone College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,397 students
832 students
Keystone College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 286 students
1,021 students
Keystone College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Keystone College sch enrollment Keystone College sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 1,673 students 1,269 students
# Graduate Students 10 students 42 students
Keystone College sch graduate Keystone College sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Keystone College Asian (2010-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Keystone College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Keystone College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Keystone College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Keystone College More (2009-2011)
Keystone College sch ethnicity Keystone College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Keystone College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $20,400 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $20,400 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $20,400 $5,940
Keystone College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $20,400 $10,072
Keystone College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 91%
Keystone College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 1,330
Keystone College sat total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 450
Keystone College sat reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 450
Keystone College sat math (2006-2012)
SAT Writing 430
Keystone College sat writing (2007-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 20
ACT English 17
ACT Math 19
Source: 2012 (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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