Lackawanna College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,300
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,151
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
16.7%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,043
67.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31.5%
118 Graduates

About

Lackawanna College is a higher education institution located in Lackawanna County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lackawanna College were Criminal Justice - Police Science (21 degrees awarded), Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (16 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees).

In 2020, 468 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lackawanna College. 51.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (307 degrees), 4.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lackawanna College is $15,300, which is $7,320 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lackawanna College is $15,300, which is $7,320 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,151.

In 2020, 70% of undergraduate students attending Lackawanna College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,300
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lackawanna College was $15,300. The cost of tuition at Lackawanna College is $7,320 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$19,151
2020 Value
9.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lackawanna College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,151. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lackawanna College grew by 9.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,565
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lackawanna College was of $8,565 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.78% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Lackawanna College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
16.7%
2018 Default Rate
139
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lackawanna College was 16.7%, which represents 139 out of the 832 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Lackawanna College has a total enrollment of 2,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Lackawanna College is 1,377 students and the part-time enrollment is 666. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at Lackawanna College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lackawanna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.7% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.81% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.392% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.245% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lackawanna College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Male (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lackawanna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,043 students. The full-time enrollment at Lackawanna College is 1,377 and the part-time enrollment is 666. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at Lackawanna College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Lackawanna College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Lackawanna College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,159
  2. Black or African American
    263
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    242

The enrolled student population at Lackawanna College is 56.7% White, 12.9% Black or African American, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.81% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.392% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.245% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 300 students (14.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 14 more women than men received degrees from Lackawanna College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lackawanna College is white (307 degrees awarded). There were 4.95 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (62 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lackawanna College is Criminal Justice - Police Science (21 degrees awarded), followed by Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (16 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lackawanna College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (106 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), and Human Sciences (14 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Police officers (126,653 people), Other managers (95,618 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (70,598 people), Software developers (35,010 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (33,938 people).

The most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Protective Services (106 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Human Sciences (14 degrees), Engineering Technologies (20 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (18 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Chief executives & legislators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Economists

The most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Protective Services (106 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Human Sciences (14 degrees), Engineering Technologies (20 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (18 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (302,007 people), Elementary & secondary schools (147,607 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (67,080 people), Computer Systems Design (64,917 people), and Construction (62,351 people).

The most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Protective Services (106 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 degrees), Human Sciences (14 degrees), Engineering Technologies (20 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (18 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lackawanna College.

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lackawanna College was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 21 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

227
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
241
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 227 degrees were awarded to men at Lackawanna College, which is 0.942 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (241).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Lackawanna College in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 1.81 times more than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 49 degrees were awarded to women at Lackawanna College in Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions , which is 4.08 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lackawanna College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.69% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    307 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lackawanna College is white (307 degrees awarded). There were 4.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (62 degrees).

6.84% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    170 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    137 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lackawanna College is white female (170 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (137 degrees).

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Operations

Lackawanna College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.59M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $477k (6.29%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Lackawanna College had a total salary expenditure of $29.5M. Lackawanna College employs 17 Instructors, 8 Assistant professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at Lackawanna College are Female Instructors (11), Male Instructors(6), and Female Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lackawanna College are: Management, with 57 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.59M
2020 Endowment
10.3%
growth from 2019

Lackawanna College has an endowment valued at about $7.59M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lackawanna College grew 10.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.16M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.75M - Federal
  2. $993k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lackawanna College received $1.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $993k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.2M
2020 Salaries
1.52%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Lackawanna College paid a median of $11.2M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($29.5M) and a 1.52% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 18.3% growth from 2018 and a 2.39% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.35M
Instructional Salaries
31
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lackawanna College paid a total of $1.35M to 31 employees working as instructors, which represents 12% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lackawanna College were Instructor with 17 employees; Assistant professor with 8 employees; and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lackawanna College were Management with 57 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lackawanna College was Female Instructor with 11 employees, Male Instructor with 6 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Lackawanna College.

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