Lackawanna College

School Highlights

Lackawanna College serves 1,991 students (67% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

Lackawanna College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 278 teachers has grown by 334% over five years.
Lackawanna College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty278 staff56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Lackawanna College has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Lackawanna College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,991 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:112:1
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# Full-Time Students1,335 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students656 students146 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
314 students314 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
12%
11%
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% Black
12%
15%
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% White
61%
56%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
11%
11%
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Diversity Score0.590.64
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College Completion Rate
27%
59%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,800$34,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $13,690 is less than the state average of $17,415. The private state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,690$17,415
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,429$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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

The nearest community college to Lackawanna College is Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (0.2 miles away).
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  • 564 students | 0.20 Mi525 Pine St
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570) 504-7000
    0.20564
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton
    Private for-profit
    281 students | 0.50 Mi517 Ash Street
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570) 558-1818
    0.50281
  • Johnson College
    Private not-for-profit
    480 students | 2.80 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton, PA 18508
    (570) 342-6404
    2.80480
  • Keystone College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,364 students | 11.20 MiOne College Green
    La Plume, PA 18440
    (570) 945-8000
    11.201,364
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Private for-profit
    168 students | 14.70 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Forty Fort, PA 18704
    (570) 288-8400
    14.70168
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Did You Know?
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.