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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, Sunbury,Towanda and Tunkhannock

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”)
Established: 1894
Main campus location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Satellite locations: Covington Twp., Hawley, Hazleton, Sunbury, Tunkhannock, 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

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%

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Nickname: Falcons
Division: NJCAA Region XIX
Football Conference: Northeast Football Conference
Student-athletes: 298
Men’s sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Esports, Football, Soccer, Wrestling
Women’s sports: Basketball, esports, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Cheerleading

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Student Services & Activities

Student Engagement

Student Learning Facilities

Educational Facility Overview (PDF)