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 Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (267)-284-5000.
- Credit enrollment (Fall 2018): 4,984
- 41% attend full-time / 59% attend part-time
- 61% are females / 39% are males
- 71% live in Luzerne County
- 62% are enrolled in transfer programs / 38% are enrolled in occupational programs
- 1,334 individuals enrolled in distance learning/hybrid courses
- Noncredit enrollment (2017-2018): 3,441
- Includes Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute.
- 782 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 754 individuals in 2017-2018
- 32,290 individuals have received associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas since 1967 (as of June, 2018)
- full-time faculty - 143
- 9 month – 99
- 12 month – 44
- 2 part-time faculty members (paid hourly; 19 hours or less)
- 51 administrative staff FT & PT
- 124 support staff FT & PT
- 7 security FT & PT
- Operating budget of $43,791,881
- Income is derived from federal, state, and local governments, student tuition, vending services, and bookstore
- Student tuition is $130 per semester hour for part-time in-county residents; full-time in-county students pay flat rate of $1,950 per semester
- The campus of Luzerne County Community College is situated on a 167-acre site in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania plus two downtown locations. The College consists of 18 buildings including twelve 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, 2018 exceeds $149,993,911.
- Upcoming projects through 2018 include building renovations and capital improvement/deferred maintenance projects.
- Wilkes-Barre Center
- The College has over 2,100 personal computers located within 80 computer labs. Almost every classroom is considered a smart classroom since they are equipped with an overhead projector and an instructor station with internet access. All students are provided email, network, office productivity, and wireless accounts. The College provides open-use student computer labs and access to a technology help desk that provides extended support hours.
- Library collections include more than 63,590 books, 143,000 ebooks; 97 current journal subscriptions, over 3,070 audiovisual items, and over 12,100 items on microform. The Library has 85 online database subscriptions with 17 internet workstations for patrons to search Web-based databases.
Programs of Study
- 73 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
- LPN-RN Program
- Prior Learning
- Work-based Learning and Apprenticeship Partnerships
- 2+2+2 Program
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
- Early College enrollment with over 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, Temple University, Marywood University, University of Scranton, East Stroudsburg, and Bloomsburg 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 supplemental instruction
- Placement testing
- Transfer counseling
- Veteran’s services
- 41 student clubs and organizations
- Student Government Association and student leadership opportunities
- Radio station and TV station
- 7 intercollegiate athletics teams
- Opportunities for 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