Lackawanna College

Undergraduates: 1452
Setting: Small two-year
In-state Tuition: $12,480.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $12,480.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:01
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 48:52
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 64%

Lackawanna College (formerly Lackawanna Junior College, originally Scranton Business College) is a college in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with satellite centers in the towns of Hazleton, Hawley, Towanda, and New Milford. The college began as a proprietary institution with a full academic program under the direction of H.D. Buck and A.R. Whitmore. John H. Seeley, a noted regional educator, purchased it in 1912. Seeley, who also owned the Lackawanna Business College, merged his two institutions into the Scranton Lackawanna Business College and built a new campus in the city's downtown

Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs. Committed to an open admissions policy, Lackawanna College distinguishes itself by offering higher education opportunities to all persons who seek to improve their lives regardless of their socio-economic status, past achievements, gender, national origin, age, race, color or creed. In doing so, the College recognizes its responsibility to maintain a comprehensive program of services to support students aspiring to transfer to four-year institutions, seek employment, upgrade their job skills or develop professionally. With an emphasis on academic excellence, Lackawanna College introduces its students to bodies of knowledge and career/life skills that will help them to live, learn, and work in an informed society. Students can expect to improve their ability to learn effectively, seek and gather information, communicate both orally and in writing, apply computer technology, work interdependently, gain practical work experience, think critically, make informed decisions, solve problems, become self-directed, understand the need for community service, and appreciate the historical, political, economic, scientific, social and culturally diverse contexts of the world in which they live.

The word "business" was eventually dropped from the school's name because it was judged to be too restrictive and civil service courses were added to prepare students for governmental positions. The college met with continued success because of its ability to change with the times. With the coming of World War II, the school made a concerted effort to train women for positions in business and industry. After the war, the college adapted its programs once more to meet the needs of returning veterans. In 1957, the college was incorporated as a non-profit institution under a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Chartered as Lackawanna Junior College, course offerings were expanded to include the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences. The Pennsylvania Department of Education granted Lackawanna the right to award associate degrees. The college officially changed its name to Lackawanna College in 2001. The college was donated to The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the Seeley Family, effective 1974 upon the retirement of Hoyle G. Seeley (John H. Seeley's Son, President and Chairman of the board until his Death in 1976). In 1982, it acquired the former Bishop Klonowski High School as a campus The College purchased the former Scranton Central High School located at 501 Vine Street and refurbished the vacant building. It was named Angeli Hall in 2012, after former College president Raymond Angeli. The campus now includes six other buildings: McKinnie Hall (Named for former Lackawanna College and current NFL football player Bryant McKinnie), Seeley Hall, Healey Academic Center, Student Union, Tobin Hall and the Alumni Fitness Center. The private two-year college has evolved with an open admissions policy and enrolls approximately 1,500 students. Most academic programs are centered on vocations, such as law enforcement, early childhood education, computer information systems, and accounting. However, the College also now offers some unique programs including Vascular Technology, Cardiac Sonography and Natural Gas Technology, which was created to fill the demand of the Marcellus Shale career opportunities in the work force. Physical Therapist Assistant, Hospitality, Culinary and Ecological Sustainability are new programs that were added recently at the Lake Region Center. Lackawanna's president is Mark Volk. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools


Chief_administrator: Mark Volk (President)
Fax: 5705047925
Phone: 5709617810
Geographic region: Mid East DE DC MD NJ NY PA
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Undergraduate application fee: $35.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): No
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): No
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): No
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No