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Luzerne County Community College Overview

Luzerne County Community College is a public institution located in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. Luzerne County Community College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Luzerne County Community College Known For?

706 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Luzerne County Community College is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 31% of the faculty were full-time.

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Luzerne County Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Luzerne County Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#86 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#97 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Luzerne County Community College?

Location of Luzerne County Community College

Contact details for Luzerne County Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899
Phone: 570-740-0200
Website: www.luzerne.edu

How Do I Get Into Luzerne County Community College?

You can apply to Luzerne County Community College online at: https://www.luzerne.edu/admissionsapp/

Luzerne County Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Luzerne County Community College?

38% Take Out Loans
14.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Luzerne County Community College, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $3,832 a year. That adds up to $15,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Luzerne County Community College is 14.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Luzerne County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,064 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,984 undergraduate students at Luzerne County Community College, with 2,064 being full-time and 2,920 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Luzerne County Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,064 full-time undergraduates at Luzerne County Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Luzerne County Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Luzerne County Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Luzerne County Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 109
Hispanic or Latino 349
White 1,270
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 306

Over 6 countries are represented at Luzerne County Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and China.

Online Learning at Luzerne County Community College

535 Took All Classes Online
1,346 Took At Least One Class Online
0.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,346 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Luzerne County Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 70th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Luzerne County Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Luzerne County Community College was 0.9%. This is the #1,972 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Luzerne County Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Luzerne County Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Human Services 56%
Public Administration & Social Service 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Luzerne County Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Luzerne County Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Programming #69
General Business/Commerce #168
Accounting #263
Computer & Information Sciences #379

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Luzerne County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing 0 92 0 92
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 92 0 92
General Business/Commerce 0 43 2 45
Allied Health Professions 0 34 11 45
Human Development & Family Studies 10 23 0 33
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 30 0 30
Design & Applied Arts 0 29 1 30
Business Administration & Management 0 20 0 20
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 14 5 19
Dental Support Services 0 18 0 18
Accounting 0 16 0 16
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 1 11 4 16
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 1 8 7 16
Human Services 6 10 0 16
General Psychology 0 15 0 15
Computer Software & Applications 0 13 1 14
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 13 0 13
Audiovisual Communications 2 10 0 12
Management Information Systems 0 10 0 10
Computer Information Systems 0 10 0 10
Health & Physical Education 0 10 0 10
Culinary Arts 0 8 2 10
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 9 0 9
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 9 0 9
Information Technology 0 8 0 8
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
General Social Sciences 0 8 0 8
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 7 0 7
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 7 0 7
Precision Metal Working 2 0 5 7
General Biology 0 6 0 6
Legal Support Services 0 6 0 6
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 5 0 5
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 5 0 5
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 4 4
Computer Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Journalism 0 3 0 3
Computer Programming 0 0 3 3
Building Management & Inspection 0 2 1 3
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 3 3
General Education 0 2 0 2
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 2 2
Mathematics 0 2 0 2
Chemistry 0 2 0 2
Social Work 0 2 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 2 0 2
Teaching Assistants 0 1 0 1
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
General Engineering 0 1 0 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 1 0 1
History 0 1 0 1
Sociology 0 1 0 1
Air Transportation 0 1 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Nuclear Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 22 633 51 706

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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