- 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.
- The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Keystone College||(PA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||126 staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,484 students||618 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||12:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,238 students||372 students|
|# Part-Time Students||246 students||246 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||1,230 students||372 students|
|# Graduate Students||8 students||8 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||300|
|% Two or more races||-|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,700||$34,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 455 students | 9.50 Mi3427 N Main Ave
Scranton,  PA  18508
- 385 students | 11.00 Mi517 Ash Street
Scranton,  PA  18509
- 1,490 students | 11.20 Mi501 Vine St
Scranton,  PA  18509
- 186 students | 20.10 Mi166 Slocum Street
Kingston,  PA  18704
- 6,049 students | 28.10 Mi1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke,  PA  18634
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