Lackawanna College

Tel: (570)961-7810
School Highlights
  • Lackawanna College serves 1,490 students (76% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Lackawanna College is one of 4 community colleges within Lackawanna County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Fortis Institute-Scranton (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Lackawanna College(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty68 staff25 staff
Lackawanna College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,490 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,490 students571 students
Lackawanna College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:126:1
Lackawanna College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,127 students354 students
Lackawanna College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students363 students217 students
Lackawanna College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lackawanna College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Lackawanna College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Lackawanna College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lackawanna College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lackawanna College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lackawanna College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Lackawanna College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Lackawanna College Non Resident (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
Lackawanna 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.0.430.57
Lackawanna College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Lackawanna College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$34,800
Lackawanna College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,690 is less than the state average of $16,591. The private state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,690$16,591
Lackawanna College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%94%
Lackawanna College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$13,000
Lackawanna College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,500$6,246
Lackawanna College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lackawanna College was founded in 1894 as the Scranton Business College. Through the years, the College has grown and expanded to meet the changing needs of the community and of individual students. Lackawanna College is chartered as a non-profit junior college with the right to grant associate degrees and is fully accredited by the prestigious Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges. Its credits are easily transferable to other colleges and universities. Lackawanna College grants associate in science, associate in applied science and associate in arts degrees in a variety of majors and offers certificate programs designed specifically to suit the needs of an individual. Most students are required to take core curriculum courses including English, math, humanities, social sciences and computer information. Students can expect to improve their ability to learn effectively, seek and gather information, communicate both orally and in writing, apply computer technology, work interdependently, gain practical work experience, think critically, make informed decisions, solve problems, become self-directed, understand the need for community service, and appreciate the historical, political, economic, scientific, social and culturally diverse contexts of the world in which they live. Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant associate degrees and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton
    Private, for profit
    385 students | 0.60 Mi517 Ash Street
    Scranton PA  18509
  • 455 students | 2.80 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton PA  18508
  • Keystone College
    Private, non-profit
    1,484 students | 11.20 MiOne College Green
    La Plume PA  18440
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Private, for profit
    186 students | 14.60 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Kingston PA  18704
  • 6,049 students | 23.10 Mi1333 South Prospect Street
    Nanticoke PA  18634
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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,656 per year for in-state students and $14,063 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,591 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.