Facts & Figures



Luzerne County Community College
1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899
1-800-377-5222

Overview

  • 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.

Enrollment

  • Credit enrollment (Fall 2019): 4,920
    • 40% attend full-time / 59% attend part-time
    • 61% are females / 39% are males
    • 70% live in Luzerne County
    • 62% are enrolled in transfer programs / 38% are enrolled in occupational programs
    • 1,333 individuals enrolled in distance learning/hybrid courses
  • Noncredit enrollment (2018-2019): 3,175
    • Includes Workforce and Community Development Division and Public Safety Training Institute.

Graduates

  • 705 degrees, certificates, and diplomas were awarded to 674 individuals in 2018-2019
  • 32,964 individuals have received associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas since 1967 (as of June, 2019)

Employees (2018-2019)

  • 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

Finances (2019-2020)

  • Operating budget of $42,814,124
  • Income is derived from federal, state, and local governments, student tuition, vending services, and bookstore
  • Student tuition is $134 per semester hour for part-time in-county residents; full-time in-county students pay flat rate of $2,010 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 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, 2019 exceeds $149,750,095.
  • Upcoming projects through 2020 include building renovations and capital improvement/deferred maintenance projects.
Additional College Centers
  • Berwick Center
  • Hazleton Center
  • Northumberland Center
  • M & T Educational Center (Pittston)
  • Scranton Center
  • Greater Susquehanna Center (Watsontown)
  • Wilkes-Barre Center

Learning Resources

The Library facility includes 20 computer workstations, individual study space, group study rooms, quiet study areas, and a computer lab for instruction. The Library’s physical holdings include 57,000 books, 103 print periodicals, and a small collection of audio books and DVDs. The digital collections include nearly 200,000 ebooks and subscriptions to 85 research databases, which provide access to thousands of full-text scholarly journals, primary source documents, and streaming digital media. The mix of print and digital materials ensures access to quality resources for both students on main campus and those studying at a dedicated center or from home.

Programs of Study

  • 71 occupational programs (includes degree, certificate, and diploma programs)
  • 25 liberal arts/transfer programs
  • 10 credit-free career training programs as well as numerous conferences, seminars, workshops, and business/industry customized training either on-campus or throughout the community

Special Programs

  • 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 38 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, Bloomsburg University and Kutztown University)
  • 12 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

Student Activities

  • 41 student clubs and organizations
  • Student Government Association and student leadership opportunities
  • Radio station and TV station
  • 6 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