About LCCC

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 2017): 5,360
    • 43.5% attend full-time / 56.5% attend part-time
    • 61% are females / 39% are males
    • 69% live in Luzerne County
    • 60% are enrolled in transfer programs / 40% are enrolled in occupational programs
    • 1,434 individuals enrolled in distance learning/hybrid courses
  • Noncredit enrollment (2016-2017): 3,775
    • Includes Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute.


  • 848 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 819 individuals in 2016-2017
  • 31,670 individuals have received associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas since 1967 (as of October, 2017)

Employees (2016-2017)

  • 147 full-time faculty
    • 9 month – 102
    • 12 month – 45
  • 2 part-time faculty members (paid hourly; 19 hours or less)
  • 63 administrative staff FT & PT
  • 134 support staff FT & PT
  • 6 security FT & PT

Finances (2016-2017)

  • Operating budget of $42,862,033
  • 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

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, 2017 exceeds $148,645,093.
  • Upcoming projects through 2017 include capital improvement/deferred maintenance projects.
Additional College Centers
  • Berwick
  • Wilkes-Barre Center
  • Hazleton
  • Kulpmont
  • Northumberland
  • Scranton

Learning Resources

  • The College has over 1,850 personal computers, 1,430 of which are located in 77 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 63,250 books, 143,000 ebooks; 97 current journal subscriptions, over 3,000 audiovisual items, and over 12,090 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

Special Programs

  • Weekender degree program (LPN-RN Evening-Weekend Program)
  • Prior Learning
  • 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 (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 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 supplemental instruction
  • Placement testing
  • Transfer counseling
  • Veteran’s services

Student Activities

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