Luzerne County Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,810

1.6% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,502

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,360

43.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

17.7%

176 Graduates

About

Luzerne County Community College is a higher education institution located in Luzerne County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Luzerne County Community College were .

In 2017, 851 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Luzerne County Community College. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (669 degrees), 9.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (68 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Luzerne County Community College is $3,810, which is $-3,604 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Luzerne County Community College is $3,810, which is $-3,604 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,502.

In 2017, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,810

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Luzerne County Community College was $3,810. The cost of tuition at Luzerne County Community College is $-3,604 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$6,502

2017 Value

7.76%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Luzerne County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,502. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Luzerne County Community College grew by 7.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,500

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Luzerne County Community College was of $4,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 9.76% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

32%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Luzerne County Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2016, when 46% 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.

14.5%

2016 Default Rate

191

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Luzerne County Community College was 14.5%, which represents 191 out of the 1319 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

Luzerne County Community College has a total enrollment of 5,360 students. The full-time enrollment at Luzerne County Community College is 2,333 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,027. This means that 43.5% 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 67% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.32% Black or African American, 1.75% Two or More Races, 1.36% Asian, 0.373% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0373% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Luzerne County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.8%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Luzerne County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,360 students. The full-time enrollment at Luzerne County Community College is 2,333 and the part-time enrollment is 3,027. This means that 43.5% of students enrolled at Luzerne County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%

2017 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 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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

    3,593

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    755

  3. Black or African American

    285

The enrolled student population at Luzerne County Community College is 67% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.32% Black or African American, 1.75% Two or More Races, 1.36% Asian, 0.373% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0373% 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 137 more women than men received degrees from Luzerne County Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Luzerne County Community College are white (669 degrees awarded). There were 9.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (68 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 Communication Technologies (18 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (49 degrees), and Precision Production (32 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Luzerne County Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (54,161 people), Other managers (50,432 people), Construction managers (38,250 people), Software developers (23,526 people), and Project management specialists (16,327 people).

The most specialized majors at Luzerne County Community College are Communication Technologies (18 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (49 degrees), Precision Production (32 degrees), Construction (15 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (45 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 Luzerne County Community College are Physicians, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, Information security analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Luzerne County Community College are Communication Technologies (18 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (49 degrees), Precision Production (32 degrees), Construction (15 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (45 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 (93,913 people), Elementary & secondary schools (93,351 people), Computer Systems Design (50,483 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (30,294 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (28,285 people).

The most specialized majors at Luzerne County Community College are Communication Technologies (18 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (49 degrees), Precision Production (32 degrees), Construction (15 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (45 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 Luzerne County Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 357

  2. 494

In 2017, 357 degrees were awarded to men at Luzerne County Community College, which is 0.723 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (494).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Luzerne County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.444 times less than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 119 degrees were awarded to women at Luzerne County Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 5.67 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Luzerne County Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 14.2% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    669 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    68 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Luzerne County Community College is white (669 degrees awarded). There were 9.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (68 degrees).

7.99% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    396 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    273 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Luzerne County Community College is white female (396 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (273 degrees).

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Operations

Luzerne County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $192k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Luzerne County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $73M. Luzerne County Community College employs 31 Associate professors, 30 Professors, and 30 Assistant professors. Most academics at Luzerne County Community College are Female Professors (17), Male Associate professors(17), and Male Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Luzerne County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 63 employees, Service, with 41 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Luzerne County Community College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Luzerne County Community College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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 2017, 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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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.8M

2017 Salaries

1.56%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Luzerne County Community College paid a median of $19.8M in salaries, which represents 27.2% of their overall expenditure ($73M) and a 1.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.77% decline from 2015 and a 3.74% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.51M

Instructional Salaries

105

Number of Employees

In 2017, Luzerne County Community College paid a total of $6.51M to 105 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

31 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

63 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Luzerne County Community College were Associate professor with 31 employees; Professor with 30 employees; and Professor with 30 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Luzerne County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees; Service with 41 employees; and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Luzerne County Community College was Female Professor with 17 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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