Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Lackawanna College is a private non-profit institution of higher learning, formerly known as Lackawanna Junior College and Scranton Business College. It was founded in 1894, and currently has satellite centers all across Northeast Pennsylvania (Hazleton, Hawley, Towanda, New Milford). Lackawanna College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Currently, Lackawanna College currently has about 1,500 in students in total enrollment. The student to faculty ratio is 16:1, and the college has full-time faculty members. The college has six academic divisions, and thirty academic majors in various areas of study. Courses of study include Business Administration, Cardiac Sonography, Communication Arts, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Services, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, Human Services, Liberal Studies, Petroleum and Natural Gas Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Sports Management, Surgical Technology, and many more.
In addition to campus offerings, online courses and programs are also offered by Lackawanna College. Numerous online courses with full accreditation are offered, and the virtual campus is designed to cater to different learning styles, schedules, and educational needs. The online programs combine Web discussions, presentations, virtual lectures and library resources, as well as professors with availability and quick response times, to create a learning environment that is just as challenging and engaging as the traditional classroom.
The Seeley Memorial Library is located at the Scranton campus of Lackawanna College. Various academic services and information resources are offered at Seeley Memorial Library, including reference materials, circulating materials, print and electronic collections and archives, a quiet study area, computer laboratory, and other amenities. Books, DVDs, and audiovisual equipment are available for student use. Online databases that can be accessed at the Library include ebrary, Literature Online, ProQuest, Today's Science, World Book Encyclopedia, and others.
Dormitory housing is offered to students of Lackawanna College (Scranton campus). There are three student residence halls, and all dorm rooms are furnished with desks, chairs, and beds, clothing storage, centralized air conditioning systems, cable television, and wireless Internet access, as well as parking and laundry facilities.
Student health needs are taken care of at the Wright Center for Primary Care Student Health Services. Services are accessible, cost-efficient, and culturally-sensitive, and delivery by professional primary care providers. Also, for students' fitness needs, the Falcon Fitness Center is available free of charge to all enrolled students of Lackawanna College. The facility is equipped with cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, and special fitness classes are also offered.
In addition to the academic instruction at Lackawanna College, the Career Services office exists to provide additional training and skills enhancement to assist students in preparing for their chosen careers. Career Services offers different online tools and personalized meetings with students to assist in developing their resume, prepping for job interviews, networking with business contacts, and planning the right educational path for their career. Career Services office also maintains partnerships and online tools to connect employers in the local area with job seekers, making it easier for students and employers to connect and set up appointments.