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 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Lackawanna College is one of 5 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
The nearest community college is The Commonwealth Medical College (0.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 75 teachers has grown by 63% over five years.
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
59 staff
Lackawanna College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,452 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 300% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,452 students
1,282 students
Lackawanna College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
22:1
Lackawanna College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,044 students
810 students
Lackawanna College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 408 students
1,017 students
Lackawanna College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Lackawanna College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Lackawanna College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Lackawanna College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
18%
12%
Lackawanna College Black (2006-2013)
% White
67%
57%
Lackawanna College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Lackawanna College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
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. 1.00 0.53
Lackawanna College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $12,990 is more than the state average of $5,742. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $12,990 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,990 $10,294
Lackawanna College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 339 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 99%
89%
Lackawanna College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

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  • Scranton Johnson College
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    Scranton, PA 18508
    (570)342-6404
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  • La Plume Keystone College
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    One College Green
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    (570)945-8000
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Did You Know?
Lackawanna, 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 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Lackawanna, PA is Lackawanna College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.