Lehigh Carbon Community College

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College prepares students with career-focused programs and transfer degrees for those interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree. At LCCC, students who start here can truly go anywhere!
School Highlights
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College serves 7,114 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Lehigh County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Lehigh Carbon Community College is Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown (5.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Lehigh Carbon Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 452 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lehigh Carbon Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty452 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lehigh Carbon Community College has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
  • The Lehigh Carbon Community College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,114 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:125:1
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# Full-Time Students2,464 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students4,650 students246 students
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
25%
7%
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% Black
6%
14%
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% White
55%
63%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
10%
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Diversity Score0.590.57
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College Completion Rate
18%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,260 is less than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has declined by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,160 is less than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,260$10,533
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,160$14,058
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%84%

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, 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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