Keystone College

One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440-0200
Tel: (570)945-8000
1,484 students
Private, non-profit
  • 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 1,484 students (83% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Keystone College is one of 5 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Johnson College (9.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 126 teachers has declined by 5% 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 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 126 staff 23 staff
Keystone College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,484 has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 62% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,484 students 371 students
Keystone College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,238 students 345 students
Keystone College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 246 students 155 students
Keystone College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Keystone College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 1,230 students 337 students
# Graduate Students 8 students 8 students
Keystone College Graduation BreakDown PA All Graduation Breakdown
% Asian
Keystone College Asian (2010-2015)
% Hispanic
Keystone College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Keystone College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Keystone College White (2007-2015)
% Non Resident races
Keystone College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
Keystone College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.39 0.55
Keystone College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $20,400 is more than the state average of $15,915. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $20,400 $15,915
Keystone College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Percent Admitted 92% 85%
Keystone College Percent Admitted (2007-2015)
SAT Total Avg. 1,330 1,360
SAT Reading 450 460
Keystone College SAT Reading (2007-2015)
SAT Math 450 465
Keystone College SAT Math (2007-2015)
SAT Writing 430 435
Keystone College SAT Writing (2008-2015)
ACT Total Avg. 56 57
ACT Composite 20 19
Keystone College ACT Composite (2007-2015)
ACT English 17 18
Keystone College ACT English (2007-2015)
ACT Math 19 20
Keystone College ACT Math (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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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Did You Know?
Lackawanna County, 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 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Lackawanna County, PA is Lackawanna College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.