Lackawanna College

Lackawanna College is a private college in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It also has satellite centers in Hazleton, Hawley, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda.

Lackawanna College
Lackawanna College seal.png
Former names
Lackawanna Junior College, Scranton Business College
MottoSpes Sibis Quisque
Motto in English
"Let each be a hope unto himself"
PresidentCol. Mark Volk
Location, ,
United States
ColorsNavy, Gray, and White
AffiliationsNational Junior College Athletic Association


Main Lackawanna College Building in Scranton (2019)

The private four-year college has evolved with an open admissions policy and enrolls approximately 1,770 students.

While the college offers a variety of traditional academic programs, many of its popular majors are centered on vocations, such as law enforcement, early childhood education, culinary arts, and accounting. Lackawanna has invested in several Allied Health programs including Cardiac Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Surgical Technology.

Industry-specific degrees were created at the School of Petroleum & Natural Gas to fill the demand of the Marcellus Shale career opportunities in the work force.

Lackawanna College also operates Police Academies at its Scranton campus and Hazleton Center. The Academy was originally certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission in Harrisburg, Pa., on April 21, 1977. Lackawanna is the first and continues to be the only private college in northeastern Pennsylvania authorized to provide ACT 120 training.

Lackawanna's president is Colonel Mark Volk. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Coordinates: 41°24′41″N 75°39′32″W / 41.41133°N 75.65887°W / 41.41133; -75.65887