Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
Tel: 6107992121
School Highlights
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College serves 6,735 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College is one of 3 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 111% 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 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty452 staff25 staff
Lehigh Carbon Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,735 has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 71% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,735 students571 students
Lehigh Carbon Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:126:1
Lehigh Carbon Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,494 students354 students
Lehigh Carbon Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,241 students217 students
Lehigh Carbon Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Lehigh Carbon Community College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Lehigh Carbon Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Lehigh Carbon Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Lehigh Carbon Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Lehigh Carbon Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Lehigh Carbon Community College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Lehigh Carbon Community College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.590.57
Lehigh Carbon Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
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 $3,900 is less than the state average of $10,656. The in-state tuition has declined by 33% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,440 is less than the state average of $14,063. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,900$10,656
Lehigh Carbon Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,440$14,063
Lehigh Carbon Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%94%
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)


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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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 score 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.