All of our locations are closed today, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.
  • About
  • Academics
  • Admissions
  • Student Life
  • Continuing Education
  • Alumni & Friends
  • Connect
  • Lackawanna College
    Lackawanna CollegeCurrent NewsCampus NewsLackawanna College projects record enrollment for 2017-18 academic year

    Lackawanna College projects record enrollment for 2017-18 academic year

    SCRANTON, Pa. – The opening of classes for the 2017-18 fall semester reflected Lackawanna College’s largest enrollment ever, well over 1,625 students, an approximate 11% increase over the 2016-17 academic year. Boasting a record-setting freshman class of more than 800 students, Lackawanna College is still accepting students for the fall semester through the end of this week. Prospective students may contact the Office of Admissions at (570) 961-7898 or visit

    This year, Lackawanna College began accepting its first bachelor’s degree students in the College’s 124-year history, has signed transfer agreements with several universities, opened a new center in Sunbury, and announced the expansion of its Hazleton Center.  The Hazleton expansion includes a dedicated classroom space for healthcare career training, a state-of-the-art Police Academy training facility, and several additional classrooms to accommodate its growing student population.

    “This is a historic chapter in Lackawanna College’s history. Faculty and staff have worked diligently to create programs that serve the overall needs of our local high schools and our communities,” said T.J. Eltringham, Lackawanna College Vice President for Enrollment Management.

    “We have seen a more educated consumer who is aware that a quality education doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  We look forward to educating and serving all the students who have entrusted us with their future,” Eltringham said.

    Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda. Learn more at