Luzerne County Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,020
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,009
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.5%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
4,454
35.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
19.7%
168 Graduates

About

Luzerne County Community College is a higher education institution located in Luzerne County, PA. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Luzerne County Community College were N/A.

In 2020, 638 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Luzerne County Community College. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (469 degrees), 6.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Luzerne County Community College is $4,020, which is $−3,960 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Luzerne County Community College is $4,020, which is $−3,960 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,009.

In 2020, 57% of undergraduate students attending Luzerne County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,020
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Luzerne County Community College was $4,020. The cost of tuition at Luzerne County Community College is $−3,960 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,009
2020 Value
11.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Luzerne County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,009. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Luzerne County Community College grew by 11.9%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,400
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Luzerne County Community College was of $5,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 8% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Luzerne County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 16.3% with respect to 2019, when 49% 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.
11.5%
2018 Default Rate
153
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Luzerne County Community College was 11.5%, which represents 153 out of the 1325 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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Luzerne County Community College has a total enrollment of 4,454 students. The full-time enrollment at Luzerne County Community College is 1,579 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,875. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at Luzerne County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Luzerne County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.1% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Black or African American, 1.77% Asian, 0.921% Two or More Races, 0.471% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Luzerne County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.4%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.5%). 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

35.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Luzerne County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,454 students. The full-time enrollment at Luzerne County Community College is 1,579 and the part-time enrollment is 2,875. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at Luzerne County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
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 Luzerne County Community College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Luzerne County Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,855
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    666
  3. Black or African American
    228

The enrolled student population at Luzerne County Community College is 64.1% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Black or African American, 1.77% Asian, 0.921% Two or More Races, 0.471% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% 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.

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In 2020, 100 more women than men received degrees from Luzerne County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Luzerne County Community College is white (469 degrees awarded). There were 6.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (73 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Luzerne County Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Luzerne County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (27 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), and Construction (15 degrees).

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 Luzerne County Community College are Other managers (48,596 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (42,214 people), Construction managers (39,013 people), Software developers (30,405 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (16,753 people).

The most specialized majors at Luzerne County Community College are Human Sciences (27 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Construction (15 degrees), Engineering Technologies (26 degrees), and Precision Production (15 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 Luzerne County Community College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Economists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Luzerne County Community College are Human Sciences (27 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Construction (15 degrees), Engineering Technologies (26 degrees), and Precision Production (15 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 Luzerne County Community College are Construction (92,448 people), Elementary & secondary schools (83,058 people), Computer Systems Design (47,531 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (29,639 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (26,725 people).

The most specialized majors at Luzerne County Community College are Human Sciences (27 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Construction (15 degrees), Engineering Technologies (26 degrees), and Precision Production (15 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Luzerne County Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Luzerne County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

269
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
369
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 269 degrees were awarded to men at Luzerne County Community College, which is 0.729 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Luzerne County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.39 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 82 degrees were awarded to women at Luzerne County Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 4.56 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 8% of students graduating from Luzerne County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (26.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Luzerne County Community College is Male and White (26.7% 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, 15.5% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    469 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Luzerne County Community College is white (469 degrees awarded). There were 6.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (73 degrees).

11.4% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    278 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    191 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Luzerne County Community College is white female (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (191 degrees).

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Luzerne County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $835k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $656k (78.5%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Luzerne County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $69.4M. Luzerne County Community College employs 29 Professors, 29 Assistant professors, and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at Luzerne County Community College are Female Assistant professors (16), Female Professors(15), and Male Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Luzerne County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 54 employees, Service, with 39 employees, and Management with 27 employees.

Endowment

$835k
2020 Endowment
Infinityk%
growth from 2019

Luzerne County Community College has an endowment valued at about $835k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Luzerne County Community College grew Infinityk% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.59M lower 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2020, Luzerne County Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.3M
2020 Salaries
6.2%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Luzerne County Community College paid a median of $18.3M in salaries, which represents 26.4% of their overall expenditure ($69.4M) and a 6.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.794% decline from 2018 and a 0.796% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.5M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2020, Luzerne County Community College paid a total of $6.5M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
54 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Luzerne County Community College were Professor with 29 employees; Assistant professor with 29 employees; and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Luzerne County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees; Service with 39 employees; and Management with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Luzerne County Community College was Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, Female Professor with 15 employees, and Male Professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Luzerne County Community College.

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