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 4,920 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 407 teachers has grown by 85% over five years.
Luzerne County Community College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty407 staff56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Luzerne County Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Luzerne County Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,920 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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# Full-Time Students1,955 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students2,965 students146 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
16%
11%
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% Black
6%
15%
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% White
65%
56%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
10%
11%
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Diversity Score0.540.64
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College Completion Rate
18%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$34,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,460 is less than the state average of $10,168. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,330 is less than the state average of $14,356. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,460$10,168
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,330$14,356
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,663$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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

The nearest community college to Luzerne County Community College is Fortis Institute-Forty Fort (8.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
    Private for-profit
    168 students | 8.50 Mi166 Slocum Street
    Forty Fort, PA 18704
    (570) 288-8400
    8.50168
  • Lackawanna College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,991 students | 23.10 Mi501 Vine St
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570) 961-7810
    23.101,991
  • 564 students | 23.40 Mi525 Pine St
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570) 504-7000
    23.40564
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton
    Private for-profit
    281 students | 23.70 Mi517 Ash Street
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570) 558-1818
    23.70281
  • Johnson College
    Private not-for-profit
    480 students | 25.60 Mi3427 N Main Ave
    Scranton, PA 18508
    (570) 342-6404
    25.60480
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For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,168 per year for in-state students and $14,356 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,415 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Workforce Institute's City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.