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Luzerne County Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

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About Luzerne County Community College

Opened in 1967, Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) is a public, 2-year college located in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. LCCC is the largest community college in northeast Pennsylvania and has 11 satellite campuses located throughout that region. This school is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


LCCC offers academic and career-focused associate's degree, certificate and diploma programs. Students can choose from programs in subjects such as motorsports technology, nursing, music recording technology, integrated entertainment technology, pastry arts management and the liberal arts. Work-training programs for high-demand careers in the energy, manufacturing and health information management fields are also available. In 2011, a little more than half of LCCC's students were enrolled in programs designed to transfer to 4-year colleges; LCCC has articulation agreements with 36 colleges and universities.

LCCC also offers online courses in many subjects as well as online associate's degree programs in accounting, business management, general studies and criminal justice. Online classes are only open to Pennsylvania residents.


LCCC has an open admissions policy. An application for admission and high school transcripts are required for recent high school graduates. Students must also submit proof of residency, and placement testing may be required. Programs in the health sciences have separate admission procedures.

This school enrolled more than 1,800 new students in 2011. About half of LCCC's students attend full time, and most live in Luzerne County. The average age of a student attending LCCC is 27.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for in-county students attending LCCC full-time (12-18 credits) was $1,440 a semester, as of July 2012. Pennsylvania residents attending classes full-time at LCCC's sites outside of Luzerne County also paid $1,440 a semester. Out-of-county students paid $2,880 a semester and out-of-state students paid $4,320 a semester to attend LCCC full time. All full-time students pay a technology fee of $150 and a general service fee of $210 per semester. Monthly payment plans are available.

The LCCC Foundation offers scholarships based on academic achievement. Some scholarships are for students enrolled in specific programs, such as automotive technology, culinary arts and health sciences. Requirements vary for specific program scholarships.

School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Associate's degrees, certificates*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Large suburb*
Student Body 6,779 enrolled in credit programs, 8,770 enrolled in non-credit programs in 2011**
Student Housing None*
Programs 17 transfer programs, 98 occupational programs and 11 career-training programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 19 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Associate's: Registered Nursing (158)
Certificates: Dental Assisting (16)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 10% in normal time
20% in 150% of normal time
25% in 200% of normal time*
Admission Rate Open admission*
Entering Class Size 1,830 in 2011*
First Year Retention Rate 54% for full-time and 28% for part-time students*
Application Due Date Rolling admissions for most programs; health science programs have a March 1 deadline, except the RN and dental assisting programs, which have Dec. 15 deadlines annually**
Tuition (2011-2012) Full-time estimated tuition costs were $3,150 per year for in-district students, $6,000 for in-state students and $8,820 for out-of-state students*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010: Grant or scholarship aid (60%), state/local grant or scholarships (28%), student loans (26%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 73% in 2010*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Luzerne County Community College.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634
  • Phone: (570) 740-0200
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