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 2015): 5,788
    • 45% attend full-time / 55% attend part-time
    • 60% are females / 40% are males
    • 71% live in Luzerne County
    • 58% are enrolled in transfer programs / 42% are enrolled in occupational programs
    • 1,371 individuals enrolled in distance learning/hybrid courses
  • Noncredit enrollment (2014-2015): 4,083
    • Includes Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute.


  • 853 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 922 individuals in 2013-2014
  • 30,089 individuals have received associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas since 1967

Employees (2015-2016)

  • 154 full-time faculty
    • 9 month – 107
    • 12 month – 47
  • 2 part-time faculty members (paid hourly; 19 hours or less)
  • 69 administrative staff FT & PT
  • 147 support staff FT & PT
  • 9 security FT & PT

Finances (2015-2016)

  • Operating budget of $42,329,160
  • Income is derived from federal, state, and local governments, student tuition, vending services, and bookstore
  • Student tuition is $120 per semester hour for part-time in-county residents; full-time in-county students pay flat rate of $1,800 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, 2015 exceeds $148,645,093.
  • Upcoming projects through 2016 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 1,650 personal computers, 1,350 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 62,450 books, 143,000 ebooks; 103 current journal subscriptions, over 1,999 audiovisual items, and over 12,039 items on microform. The Library has 43 online database subscriptions with 17 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