• 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 1,364 students (80% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,364 students
  • Private-state tuition: $21,900
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 215 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
Keystone College
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
215 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Keystone College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Keystone College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,364 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,091 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
273 students
146 students
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# Undergraduate Students
1,067 students
339 students
# Graduate Students
24 students
1 students
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PA All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
510 students
314 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
11%
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% Black
12%
15%
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% White
64%
56%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
12%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.55
0.64
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,700
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $21,900 is more than the state average of $17,415. The private state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$21,900
$17,415
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$26,000
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,750
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
79%
86%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,330
1,350
SAT Reading
450
450
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SAT Math
450
465
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SAT Writing
430
435
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ACT Total Avg.
56
58
ACT Composite
20
20
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ACT English
17
18
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ACT Math
19
20
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ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,364 students
  • Private-state tuition: $21,900
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Lackawanna County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Lackawanna County, PA is Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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