Luzerne County Community College

  • Luzerne County Community College is a public learning institution primarily serving the residents of Luzerne and surrounding counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to provide excellence in education, guiding the learner in pursuit of educational and employment goals. The College offers educational programs that are accessible, affordable, and flexible in delivery, while maintaining an open door policy supported by comprehensive services. The learning environment fosters value for lifelong learning, respect to diversity, and development of students as contributing members of society. Partnerships with businesses, organizations, and other educational institutions are established in order to upgrade workforce development and to contribute to the economic and technological advancement of the communities served.
School Highlights
  • Luzerne County Community College serves 6,049 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Luzerne County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Luzerne County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Luzerne County Community College is Fortis Institute-Forty Fort (8.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Luzerne County Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 235 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Luzerne County Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty235 staff25 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Luzerne County Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Luzerne County Community College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,049 students618 students
Student:Teacher Ratio26:125:1
# Full-Time Students2,793 students372 students
# Part-Time Students3,256 students246 students
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
% Black
3%
14%
% White
82%
63%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
6%
10%
Diversity Score0.320.57
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
19%
55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$34,800

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,460 is less than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,330 is less than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,460$10,533
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,330$14,058
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%94%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$10,869$12,223
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$4,599$5,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The permanent campus of Luzeme County Community College is situated at 1333 South Prospect Street in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. Of the fourteen buildings which make up the College's permanent facilities, the General Academic Buildings and the two Technical Arts Buildings contain classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices. The Medical Arts Complex consists of a dental arts facility, a nursing arts facility and the Career Services Office. Luzerne County Community College is the largest college in northeastern Pennsylvania. LCCC's 167-acre main campus is located in the center of Luzerne County Pennsylvania with 13 satellite campuses located throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. At Luzerne County Community College, we offer a multitude of quality and unique liberal arts and technology programs. Today, the college boasts more than 22,000 degree-bearing alumni. LCCC currently offers 16 degree programs in the Liberal Arts & Sciences; 47 Technical-Career Programs; 33 certificate programs; and 14 diploma programs. The College's top programs in terms of enrollment are General Studies, Education, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Business Management Technology, Business Administration, and Computer Information Systems. Plus, LCCC offers hundreds of credit-free programs, making it the largest supplier of credit-free education in the area. Luzerne County Community College is a public, two-year comprehensive community college. The College is accredited by Commission on Higher Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Private, for profit
    186 students | 8.50 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Kingston PA  18704
    (570)288-8400
    8.50186
  • Lackawanna College
    Private, non-profit
    1,490 students | 23.10 Mi501 Vine St
    Scranton PA  18509
    (570)961-7810
    23.101,490
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton
    Private, for profit
    385 students | 23.70 Mi517 Ash Street
    Scranton PA  18509
    (570)558-1818
    23.70385
  • 455 students | 25.60 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton PA  18508
    (570)342-6404
    25.60455
  • 148 students | 27.40 Mi47 south main street
    Mahanoy City PA  17948
    (570)773-1820
    27.40148
Recent Articles
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Community college enrollment is in decline, but some schools are refusing to roll over. Read on to learn the factors impacting enrollment rates and what some schools are doing to stay afloat.
In a time of change, the LGBTQ community is receiving more support than ever and the world is changing with each passing year. As a young adult member of the LGBTQ community, you have unique opportunities to take advantage of when preparing to enter college if you choose to. Keep reading to learn what you can expect to see during your college search and how best to prepare for your freshman year.
Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. 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 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.