Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our main campus is located in downtown Scranton, and our footprint includes satellite centers in Covington Twp., Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda.
Our curriculum provides students with a direct path to a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or one of many different professional certifications. Additionally, our Continuing Education department helps put the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania back to work with modern career skills.
Lackawanna is also one of the most cost-efficient regional higher education institutions.
From our roots as the Scranton Business College in 1894 to our online degree options, Lackawanna College has always responded to our students’ needs as they work towards a life-changing degree.
Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Office of Education.
Facts and Figures
Unless otherwise indicated, all information provided below is reflective of the most recent U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reporting.
Type: Private, four-year
Motto: Spes Sibi Quisque (“Let each be a hope unto himself”)
Main campus location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Satellite locations: Covington Twp., Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda
Lackawanna Enrollment Fall 2019
Total Enrollment: 1,991
First-time Freshmen: 466
Average GPA & Honors 2015-16
Average GPA: 2.92
President’s List: 168
Dean’s List: 377
2016 Graduates (with Honors): 376 (76)
Academics Fall 2019
Average Class Size: 13
Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Full-time Faculty Members: 32
30+ Academic Majors and Programs
Financial Aid Fall 2017
Average grant aid (first-time, full-time): $7,978
Average loans (first-time, full-time): $6,637
Percent of first-time, full-time Students receiving aid: 93%
Division: NJCAA Region XIX
Football Conference: Northeast Football Conference
Men’s sports: Baseball, esports, Basketball, Cross Country, esports, Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Wrestling
Women’s sports: Basketball, esports, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Cheerleading