Lackawanna College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,300
3.03% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,496
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
22%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,991
67.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31.3%
105 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 General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Police Science (14 degrees), and Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (13 degrees).

In 2019, 435 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lackawanna College. 48.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (266 degrees), 4.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lackawanna College is $15,300, which is $7,476 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lackawanna College is $15,300, which is $7,476 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,496.

In 2019, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,300
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lackawanna College was $15,300. The cost of tuition at Lackawanna College is $7,476 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$17,496
2019 Value
0.667%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lackawanna College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,496. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lackawanna College grew by 0.667%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,415
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lackawanna College was of $8,415 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.99% between 2018 and 2019. 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%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Lackawanna College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.67% with respect to 2018, when 75% 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.
22%
2017 Default Rate
173
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Lackawanna College was 22%, which represents 173 out of the 785 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 1,991 students. The full-time enrollment at Lackawanna College is 1,335 students and the part-time enrollment is 656. This means that 67.1% of students enrolled at Lackawanna College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lackawanna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.2% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.36% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.402% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.201% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lackawanna College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.1%), followed by White Male (26.3%) 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

67.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lackawanna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,991 students. The full-time enrollment at Lackawanna College is 1,335 and the part-time enrollment is 656. This means that 67.1% of students enrolled at Lackawanna College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2019 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 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Lackawanna College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,198
  2. Black or African American
    235
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    234

The enrolled student population at Lackawanna College is 60.2% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.36% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.402% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.201% 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% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 219 students (11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 15 fewer women than men received degrees from Lackawanna College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lackawanna College is white (266 degrees awarded). There were 4.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lackawanna College is General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Police Science (14 degrees) and Other Mental, Social Health Services, & Allied Professions (13 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 (108 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 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 Accountants & auditors (987,608 people), Other managers (737,074 people), Financial managers (487,950 people), Chief executives & legislators (374,604 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (266,845 people).

The most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Protective Services (108 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Engineering Technologies (14 degrees), and Business (116 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Protective Services (108 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Engineering Technologies (14 degrees), and Business (116 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Elementary & secondary schools (578,201 people), Computer Systems Design (500,625 people), Banking & related activities (485,711 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (476,179 people), and Construction (412,690 people).

The most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Protective Services (108 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (13 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Engineering Technologies (14 degrees), and Business (116 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 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lackawanna College was General Business Administration & Management with 21 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

225
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
210
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 225 degrees were awarded to men at Lackawanna College, which is 1.07 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (210).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Lackawanna College in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 2.24 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Lackawanna College in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 0.446 times less than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lackawanna College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.9% 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
    266 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    55 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lackawanna College is white (266 degrees awarded). There were 4.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (55 degrees).

11.3% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    143 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    123 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lackawanna College is white female (143 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (123 degrees).

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Operations

Lackawanna College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.87M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $983k (14.3%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Lackawanna College had a total salary expenditure of $28.7M. Lackawanna College employs 17 Instructors, 11 Assistant professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at Lackawanna College are Female Instructors (10), Female Assistant professors(8), and Male Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lackawanna College are: Management, with 61 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 32 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.87M
2019 Endowment
11.6%
growth from 2018

Lackawanna College has an endowment valued at about $6.87M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lackawanna College grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.57M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.12M - Federal
  2. $1.04M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Lackawanna College received $1.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.04M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.4M
2019 Salaries
18.3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Lackawanna College paid a median of $11.4M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($28.7M) and a 18.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.39% decline from 2017 and a 1.31% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.33M
Instructional Salaries
32
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lackawanna College paid a total of $1.33M to 32 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) 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
61 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lackawanna College were Instructor with 17 employees; Assistant professor with 11 employees; and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lackawanna College were Management with 61 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lackawanna College was Female Instructor with 10 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Instructor with 7 employees.

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

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