Facts & Figures

Luzerne County Community College
1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899


  • Public two-year college offering associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs.
  • Founded in 1966 under the sponsorship of the Luzerne County Board of Commissioners and guided by a fifteen member Board of Trustees.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (215)-662-5606.


  • Credit enrollment (Fall 2013): 6,049
    • 46% attend full-time / 54% attend part-time
    • 60% are females / 40% are males
    • 73% live in Luzerne County
    • 58% are enrolled in transfer programs / 42% are enrolled in occupational programs
    • 1,386 individuals enrolled in distance learning/hybrid courses
  • Noncredit enrollment (2013-2014): 5,147
    • Includes Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute.


  • 938 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 922 individuals in 2013-2014
  • 29,391 individuals have received associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas since 1967

Employees (2014-2015)

  • 152 full-time faculty
    • 9 month – 106
    • 12 month – 46
  • 2 part-time faculty members (paid hourly; 19 hours or less)
  • 66 administrative staff FT & PT
  • 148 support staff FT & PT
  • 10 security FT & PT

Finances (2014-2015)

  • Operating budget of $41,950,120
  • Income is derived from federal, state, and local governments, student tuition, vending services, and bookstore
  • Student tuition is $118 per semester hour for part-time in-county residents; full-time in-county students pay flat rate of $1,770 per semester

Main Campus

  • The permanent campus of Luzerne County Community College is situated on a 167-acre site in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. Fifteen buildings make up the College’s permanent facilities. These include eight classroom and instructional facilities, a library, an administration building, a conference center, a campus center, security and printing services, and physical plant services. The value of campus buildings and equipment as of July 1, 2014 exceeds $148,645,093.
  • Upcoming projects through 2015 include building renovations and capital improvement/deferred maintenance projects.
Additional College Centers
  • Berwick
  • Wilkes-Barre Center
  • Hazleton
  • Kulpmont
  • Northumberland

Learning Resources

  • The College has over 1,600 personal computers, 1300 of which are located in 55 academic labs. More than 95% of the College’s classrooms are “smart classrooms” which consist of an instructor PC, overhead projector, and network access. All students have access to College e-mail and network accounts.
  • Library collections include more than 62,855 books, 102 current journal subscriptions, over 2,674 audiovisual items, and over 11,995 items on microform. The Library has 44 online database subscriptions with 15 internet workstations for patrons to search Web-based databases.

Programs of Study

  • 84 occupational programs (includes degree, certificate, and diploma programs)
  • 25 liberal arts/transfer programs
  • 10 credit-free career training programs as well as hundreds of conferences, seminars, workshops, and business/industry customized training either on-campus or throughout the community

Special Programs

  • Weekender degree program (LPN-RN Evening-Weekend Program)
  • Credit for life experience
  • Advanced placement
  • Cooperative education
  • 2+2+2 Program
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • Early College enrollment with 17 school districts
  • Articulation agreements with 41 colleges and universities
  • Custom-designed training programs for regional business and industry
  • Plus50 Initiative
  • Dual Admissions Program (King's College, Misericordia University, Wilkes University and Temple University)
  • 10 Program-to-Program Agreements with 14 State Universities

Student Support Services

  • Act 101 Program
  • KEYS Program
  • Perkins Program
  • Career services
  • Counseling and advising services
  • Services for students with disabilities
  • Learning support services, including tutoring and skills seminars

Student Activities

  • 41 student clubs and organizations
  • Student Government Association and student leadership opportunities
  • Radio station and TV station
  • 8 intercollegiate athletics teams and intramurals and extramurals

Funding Operating costs are shared among the students, county and the state. This translates roughly into each group being responsible for one-third the total cost.

President Thomas Leary, President