Lackawanna College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,350
3.46% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$15,942
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
19.6%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
1,604
72.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
26.9%
107 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 .

In 2017, 414 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lackawanna College. 47.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (306 degrees), 8.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lackawanna College is $14,350, which is $6,936 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lackawanna College is $14,350, which is $6,936 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,942.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,350
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lackawanna College was $14,350. The cost of tuition at Lackawanna College is $6,936 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$15,942
2017 Value
1.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lackawanna College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,942. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lackawanna College grew by 1.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,665
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lackawanna College was of $7,665 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.37% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 7.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Lackawanna College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.97% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.
19.6%
2016 Default Rate
167
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lackawanna College was 19.6%, which represents 167 out of the 852 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 1,604 students. The full-time enrollment at Lackawanna College is 1,169 students and the part-time enrollment is 435. This means that 72.9% of students enrolled at Lackawanna College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lackawanna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.7% White, 16% Black or African American, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.374% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lackawanna College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Black or African American Male (15.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lackawanna College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,604 students. The full-time enrollment at Lackawanna College is 1,169 and the part-time enrollment is 435. This means that 72.9% of students enrolled at Lackawanna College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Lackawanna College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    974
  2. Black or African American
    256
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    180

The enrolled student population at Lackawanna College is 60.7% White, 16% Black or African American, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.374% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 132 students (8.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 18 fewer women than men received degrees from Lackawanna College. The majority of degree recipients at Lackawanna College are white (306 degrees awarded). There were 8.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

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

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 (109 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), and Human Sciences (10 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 (1,092,231 people), Other managers (657,854 people), Financial managers (421,409 people), Chief executives & legislators (313,672 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (281,981 people).

The most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Protective Services (109 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), Business (103 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (3 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Protective Services (109 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), Business (103 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (3 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 (571,763 people), Banking & related activities (493,208 people), Computer Systems Design (448,813 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (445,599 people), and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services (390,605 people).

The most specialized majors at Lackawanna College are Protective Services (109 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (42 degrees), Human Sciences (10 degrees), Business (103 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (3 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.
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 Lackawanna College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 216
  2. 198

In 2017, 216 degrees were awarded to men at Lackawanna College, which is 1.09 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (198).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Lackawanna College in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 3.75 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 27 degrees were awarded to women at Lackawanna College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.08 times more than the 25 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lackawanna College is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.87% 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
    306 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lackawanna College is white (306 degrees awarded). There were 8.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (35 degrees).

5.8% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    170 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    136 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lackawanna College is white female (170 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (136 degrees).

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Operations

Lackawanna College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.82M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $29.3k (0.429%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Lackawanna College had a total salary expenditure of $26.3M. Lackawanna College employs 18 Instructors, 6 Assistant professors, and 3 Professors. Most academics at Lackawanna College are Female Instructors (12), Male Instructors(6), and Male Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lackawanna College are: Management, with 61 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, and Service with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.82M
2017 Endowment
12.9%
growth from 2016

Lackawanna College has an endowment valued at about $6.82M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lackawanna College grew 12.9% 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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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. $704k - Federal
  2. $382k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lackawanna College received $704k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $382k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.88M
2017 Salaries
1.31%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Lackawanna College paid a median of $9.88M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($26.3M) and a 1.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.27% growth from 2015 and a 10.4% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.17M
Instructional Salaries
29
Number of Employees

In 2017, Lackawanna College paid a total of $1.17M to 29 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lackawanna College were Instructor with 18 employees; Assistant professor with 6 employees; and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lackawanna College were Management with 61 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; and Service with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lackawanna College was Female Instructor with 12 employees, Male Instructor with 6 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 3 employees.

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

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