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 2016): 5,669
- 44% attend full-time / 56% attend part-time
- 61% are females / 39% are males
- 70% live in Luzerne County
- 59% are enrolled in transfer programs / 41% are enrolled in occupational programs
- 1,373 individuals enrolled in distance learning/hybrid courses
- Noncredit enrollment (2015-2016): 4,281
- Includes Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute.
- 839 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 811 individuals in 2015-2016
- 30,851 individuals have received associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas since 1967
- 150 full-time faculty
- 9 month – 106
- 12 month – 44
- 2 part-time faculty members (paid hourly; 19 hours or less)
- 64 administrative staff FT & PT
- 141 support staff FT & PT
- 7 security FT & PT
- Operating budget of $43,862,033
- Income is derived from federal, state, and local governments, student tuition, vending services, and bookstore
- Student tuition is $125 per semester hour for part-time in-county residents; full-time in-county students pay flat rate of $1,875 per semester
Additional College Centers
- 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, 2016 exceeds $149,358,911.
- Upcoming projects through 2016 include capital improvement/deferred maintenance projects.
- Wilkes-Barre Center
- The College has over 1,650 personal computers, 1,350 of which are located in 55 academic labs. More than 98% 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 62,813 books, 143,000 ebooks; 97 current journal subscriptions, over 3,049 audiovisual items, and over 12,057 items on microform. The Library has 42 online database subscriptions and 2 streaming academic videos with 24,276 titles. The Library also has 17 internet workstations for patrons to search Web-based databases.
Programs of Study
- 82 occupational programs (includes degree, certificate, and diploma programs)
- 24 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
- 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 from 36 surrounding school
- Articulation agreements with 41 colleges and universities
- Custom-designed training programs for regional business and industry
- Plus50 Initiative
- Dual Admissions Program (Bloomsburg University, East Stroudsburg University, King's College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Temple University and Wilkes University)
- 10 Program-to-Program Agreements with all Pennsylvania 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
- 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
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.
Thomas Leary, President