Lehigh Valley College

2809 East Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley
PA, 18034
Tel: (610)791-5100 x 5286
207 students
Private, for-profit

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Lehigh Valley College has been providing students with personalized career training for over 135 years. Formerly Allentown Business School, Lehigh Valley College has continually evolved our approach in order to offer each of our students the chance to make a difference in today’s job market. While our programs have changed to reflect society’s needs, we’ve remained committed to offering industry-current training designed to deliver excellent employment opportunities.
School Highlights:
Lehigh Valley College serves 207 students
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Lehigh Valley College is one of 5 community colleges within Lehigh County, PA.
The nearest community college is Pennsylvania School of Business (4.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lehigh Valley College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associates--Private For-profit Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 years but < 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 207 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
207 students
1,275 students
% American Indian/Alaskan - 1%
% Asian 4% 2%
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 11% 7%
% Black 22% 12%
% White 63% 66%
% Two or more races - 2%
Lehigh Valley College sch ethnicity Lehigh Valley 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. 0.54 0.45
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Lehigh Valley College is located just outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania, on a beautiful 30-acre campus. Within an hour's drive of Bethlehem, Easton, and Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley College is also less than two hours from Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and New York City. The college offers degrees, diploma and certificates in Accounting, Information Technologies, Criminal Justice, Digital Photography, Internet Technologies, Early Childhood Education, Fashion Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Management/Marketing, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Paralegal Studies, Network Support and Visual Communications. The college provides hands-on industry training. Students learn by doing, using the same techniques and tools utilized by professionals in their desired fields. Day, evening, and Saturday classes are available, allowing students to work full-time while taking classes.

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