Keystone College

Keystone College

Keystone College is located in La Plume, Pennsylvania. It is a private, coeducational four-year college. The institute was founded by Dr. John Harris in the year 1868. In the same year it was chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The campus is spread across an area of 270 acres. Keystone College offers bachelor's degrees with majors in a variety of subjects such as accounting, information technology, visual arts, and environmental resource management. Apart from this, the college also offers certificates and associate's degree programs.

The athletics teams of Keystone College are called the Giants. Both the men's and women's teams participate in sports including basketball, soccer, cross country, and tennis. The college is a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference and is also a Division III school under NCAA. In addition, the students participate in various clubs and organizations such as the Phi Theta Kappa and Commuter Council.

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Contacting Keystone

Keystone College
One College Green
La Plume , PA 18440-0200
General Phone: (570) 945-8000

Keystone Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management92business, accounting, accounting and related services, human resources, human resources management
Education and Teaching60elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, teacher education, art education, math teaching, social science teaching
Security and Law Enforcement50criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Art Studies30art studies
Media27communication studies, communication and journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25sports and fitness management, recreation and leisure studies, occupational therapy
Computer Science and Engineering20information technology, computer programming, computer services management, computer support
Science18biological and biomedical sciences, natural sciences
Family and Social Work9child care provider, human services
Medical Support and Technology8health diagnostic professions
Cooking and Culinary Arts8chef training, restaurant and catering management, culinary arts services
Liberal Arts7liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Hospitality4hospitality administration
Medicine2medical preparatory
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental studies, forestry courses, wildlife management
Architecture and Planning1landscape architecture
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1pre-nursing, various nursing
Fine Arts0fine arts studies
Law0legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling0physical therapy

Number of programs and degrees for Keystone in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26122
Associate's degree8527
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18
Postbaccalaureate certificate144
Award of less than 1 academic year31

Keystone Student Body

In 2007-2008, Keystone had a total enrollment of 1,796 students (2,170 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 37%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 59%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 30%
20-21 28%
22-24 13%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey8%
New York5%
(International Students)1%

Keystone Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 44 %

Keystone Room and Board (2007)

Keystone offers campus housing for 410 of its 2,170 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of La Plume, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Keystone Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400490
SAT Math390500
ACT Composite1520

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT6%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Keystone Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,975
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,975
Room and board $ 8,580
Room charge $ 4,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,180
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Keystone participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 328000)

Keystone Faculty

Keystone has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$73,7208$68,891
Associate professoracademic year5$57,07614$57,633
Assistant professoracademic year8$47,9317$48,033
Instructoracademic year5$42,11411$42,293
All faculty totalacademic year25$55,81840$53,986

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Keystone Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Northeast Conference
Baseball Northeast Conference
Track Northeast Conference

Keystone Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Forestry, Other
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Natural Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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