Lackawanna College

Lackawanna College

Lackawanna College traces its roots to the Scranton Business College which was established in 1894. It was merged with the Lackawanna Business College in 1912 to form the Scranton Lackawanna Business College. In 1957, it came to be known as the Lackawanna Junior College, and is situated in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In addition to the main campus, classes are also offered in satellite centers located in Honesdale, Hazleton, New Milford, and Towanda.

Lackawanna College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The academic divisions of the college include:

  • Business Division
  • Developmental Education Division
  • Humanities Division
  • Mathematics/ Science Division

The sports teams of Lackawanna College participate in a wide variety of sports including baseball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, golf, and cross country. The teams are known as the Falcons.

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Lackawanna College
501 Vine St
Scranton , PA 18509-3206
General Phone: (570) 961-7810

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Lackawanna College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement117criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Business and Management65business, business management, business administration, accounting, banking, MIS
Medical Support and Technology22sonography and ultrasound tech
Therapy and Counseling22mental and social health services
Family and Social Work21child care provider
Education and Teaching18education
Liberal Arts12liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Media12media studies, audiovisual tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine7EMT paramedic
Law3legal assistant
Office and Administration2administrative assistant
Drama and Performing Arts1stagecraft
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and media applications
Engineering Technician0industrial tech
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Medical Administration0medical secretary
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech

Number of programs and degrees for Lackawanna College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree22224
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years02
Award of less than 1 academic year832

Lackawanna College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lackawanna College had a total enrollment of 1,502 students (1,364 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 10%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 34%
20-21 23%
22-24 12%
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 Jersey5%
New York2%
(International Students)1%

Lackawanna College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 57 %

Lackawanna College Room and Board (2007)

Lackawanna College offers campus housing for 335 of its 1,364 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lackawanna College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,560
Room and board $ 6,800
Room charge $ 4,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,200
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,230

Financial Aid:
Lackawanna College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 328300)

Lackawanna College Faculty

Lackawanna College 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
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$36,1973$35,573

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$43,7064$41,693
Associate professoracademic year2*0*
Assistant professoracademic year4$34,8894$36,664
Instructoracademic year4$31,5992*
All faculty totalacademic year16$38,17010$37,620

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

Lackawanna College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports85563

Lackawanna College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other
Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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