College Profile: Lackawanna College

 
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Lackawanna College (formerly Lackawanna Junior College, originally Scranton Business College) is a college in Scranton, Pennsylvania with satellite campuses in the towns of Hazleton, Honesdale, 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. 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 was donated to The State 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). The Once Private junior college evolved with an open admissions policy (en route to a fully accredited 4 Year college) and enrolls approximately 1,300 students. Most academic programs are centered on vocations, such as law enforcement, early childhood education, computer information systems, and accounting. Lackawanna's president is Raymond Angeli. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
 
501 Vine St
Scranton, PA
18509-3206
570-961-7810 (general)
570-961-7863 (financial aid)
570-961-7841 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 2-year
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Lackawanna College Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
1,915 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants339 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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