Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
Tel: (610)799-2121
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School Highlights
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College serves 6,320 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Lehigh County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown (5.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 452 teachers has grown by 113% over five years.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 452 staff 23 staff
Lehigh Carbon Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,320 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,320 students 500 students
Lehigh Carbon Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 24:1
Lehigh Carbon Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,525 students 345 students
Lehigh Carbon Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 4,254 students 155 students
Lehigh Carbon Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lehigh Carbon Community College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Lehigh Carbon Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
17%
6%
Lehigh Carbon Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
6%
14%
Lehigh Carbon Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
65%
64%
Lehigh Carbon Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
1%
Lehigh Carbon Community College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
7%
11%
Lehigh Carbon Community 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. 0.54 0.55
Lehigh Carbon Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
18%
54%
Lehigh Carbon Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $34,900 $34,800
Lehigh Carbon Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,800 is less than the state average of $10,785. The in-state tuition has declined by 35% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,340 is less than the state average of $14,187. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,800 $10,785
Lehigh Carbon Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,340 $14,187
Lehigh Carbon Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70% 95%
Lehigh Carbon Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,500 $13,000
Lehigh Carbon Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 $6,246
Lehigh Carbon Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1966, Lehigh Carbon Community College serves nearly 7,000 students from Lehigh, Carbon, Schuylkill and surrounding counties offering more than 90 programs of study including healthcare, information technology, criminal justice, education and business administration. From the main campus in Schnecksville and modern sites in Allentown, Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe and Lehigh Valley International Airport, Lehigh Carbon offers two-year associate degrees, certificate and specialized diploma programs, and workforce training for students studying either full-time, part-time or online.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,785 per year for in-state students and $14,187 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,014 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78%. 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.