Facts & Figures

Luzerne County Community College
521 Trailblazer Drive, 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, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, 267-284-5011.


  • Credit enrollment (Fall 2023): 4,138
    • 32% attend full-time / 68% attend part-time
    • 66% are females / 34% are males
    • 69% live in Luzerne County
    • 59% are enrolled in transfer programs (including Early College) / 41% are enrolled in applied/occupational programs
    • 1,780 individuals enrolled in distance learning/hybrid courses
  • Noncredit enrollment (2022-2023): 3,506
    • Includes Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute.


  • 549 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 537 individuals in 2022-2023
  • 36,832 individuals have received associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas since 1967 (as of August, 2023)

Employees (2022-2023)

  • Full-time faculty - 121
    • 9 month – 83
    • 12 month – 38
  • 1 part-time faculty member (paid hourly; 19 hours or less)
  • 53 administrative staff FT & PT
  • 115 support staff FT & PT
  • 6 security FT & PT

Finances (2023-2024)

  • Operating budget of $42,999,255
  • Student tuition is $145 per semester hour for part-time in-county residents; full-time in-county students pay flat rate of $2,175 per semester

Main Campus

  • 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 19 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, 2022 exceeds $154,461,820.
  • Upcoming projects through 2024 include building renovations and capital improvement/deferred maintenance projects.

Additional College Centers
  • Berwick Center
  • Greater Susquehanna Center (Watsontown)
  • Hazleton Center
  • M & T Educational Center (Pittston)
  • Northumberland Center
  • Scranton Center
  • Wilkes-Barre Center

Library Resources
The Library is committed to supporting student success, with two Librarians available in-person and via chat. The Library provides space for collaborative and quiet study, with seating for over 100, 2 group study rooms, 25 computers and a classroom for information literacy instruction. The physical collection includes approximately 57,000 print materials. Beyond the primary academic collection, the Library holds additional collections of periodicals, best sellers, children’s and young adult literature, graphic novels and games. The Library’s digital collections include approximately 450,000 eBooks and subscriptions for 88 research databases providing access to thousands of full-text scholarly journals, primary source documents, and streaming media. The mix of print and digital resources, in-person services, including an “Ask a Librarian” chat service, ensures access to quality resources and services for students on main campus and those studying at dedicated centers or from home.

Academic Programs

  • 74 occupational programs (includes degree, certificate, and diploma programs)
  • 26 liberal arts/transfer programs

Workforce and Continuing Education

  • 10 credit-free career training programs as well as numerous Community education programs, workshops, and customized business and industry training offered on-campus and in the community.
  • Custom-designed training programs for regional business and industry
  • Work-based learning and apprenticeship partnerships – over 700 opportunities
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • LPN-RN Program


  • Dual Admissions Agreements with King's College, Misericordia University, Wilkes University, Temple University, Marywood University, University of Scranton, East Stroudsburg University, Bloomsburg University, Kutztown University, Keystone College, Susquehanna University, and Alvernia University
  • Early College enrollment with 38 school districts
  • Program transfer agreements with colleges and universities

Student Support Services

  • Academic Advising and Registration
  • Accessibility Services
  • Act 101 Program
  • All One Recovery Institute (AREI)
  • Career Services
  • Early Registration for Veterans
  • KEYS Program
  • Mental Health Support
  • New Student Orientation
  • Peer Mentoring Program
  • Perkins Program
  • Placement testing
  • Project Rise
  • Transfer counseling
  • Tutoring

Student Activities

  • 30+ student clubs and organizations
  • 6 intercollegiate athletics teams
  • Opportunities for intramurals
  • Radio station and TV station
  • Student Government Association and student leadership opportunities

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