Keystone College

  • 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).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Keystone College is one of 4 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Keystone College is Johnson College (9.5 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Keystone College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty126 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Keystone College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Keystone College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,484 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:125:1
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# Full-Time Students1,238 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students246 students246 students
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# Undergraduate Students1,230 students372 students
# Graduate Students8 students8 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-300
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
7%
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% Black
1%
14%
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% White
76%
63%
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% Two or more races
-
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
18%
10%
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Diversity Score0.390.57
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,700$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $21,900 is more than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,900$16,683
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%95%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,789$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate92%84%
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SAT Total Avg.1,3301,350
SAT Reading450450
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SAT Math450465
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SAT Writing430435
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ACT Total Avg.5658
ACT Composite2020
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ACT English1718
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ACT Math1920
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Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Keystone College is Johnson College (9.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 455 students | 9.50 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton PA  18508
    (570)342-6404
    9.50455
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton
    Private, for profit
    385 students | 11.00 Mi517 Ash Street
    Scranton PA  18509
    (570)558-1818
    11.00385
  • Lackawanna College
    Private, non-profit
    1,490 students | 11.20 Mi501 Vine St
    Scranton PA  18509
    (570)961-7810
    11.201,490
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Private, for profit
    186 students | 20.10 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Kingston PA  18704
    (570)288-8400
    20.10186
  • 6,049 students | 28.10 Mi1333 South Prospect Street
    Nanticoke PA  18634
    (570)740-0200
    28.106,049
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