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Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) was founded in 1966 in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. The school seeks to educate all types of students, whether they are studying for an associate’s degree, preparing to transfer to a four-year university, training for after-college employment, or taking classes for personal enjoyment. Students can choose from over 100 degrees and programs in a variety of professional fields and academic studies. LCCC also offers full-time and part-time academic schedules to meet the lifestyles of every member of the community.


LCCC began as a small practical nursing program in 1958. It slowly began to grow into a number of technical programs and gain a larger student population. In 1966, the school became a community college, due in large part to the petitions and proposals of community members who wanted an accredited institution of higher education. LCCC moved to its new campus in 1969 and built a Science Technology building in 1971. More academic halls and resource centers were added throughout the next few decades as the academic offerings expanded and the college attracted a greater number of students. The college acquired its current name in 1994.

Today, LCCC serves 13 school districts and operates four campuses in addition to its main location. It continues to expand and grow, recently adding a new Technology Center with classrooms and laboratories for the Computer Information Systems, Indusctrial Technology, and Digital Media and the Arts programs. Students can also take classes online through LCCC’s distance learning program, making the College’s offerings even more flexible.


LCCC is a comprehensive two-year college that offers over 60 associate degrees, 19 certificate programs, and hundreds of non-credit course offerings, workforce training programs, and dual enrollment courses for high school students. It serves more than 8,000 students with nearly half of its student body enrolled as full-time.

Most students at LCCC study applied science and arts, with applied science enrolling more than 40% of the graduating class. Classes are small, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 21:1. Courses are offered in a number of different schools:

  • School of Business
  • School of computer Sciene and the Arts
  • School of Education
  • School of Healthcare Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Mathematics and Science
  • School of Technology

There is a wide variety of courses and topics for students to study. Depending on their chosen field, students may have the opportunity to work in a high-tech lab or do field work in surrounding locales. There is a detailed description of each possible associate degree on the Academics page of the LCCC website.

Honors Program

Exceptional students may be eligible for one of the LCCC Honors Programs. There are four opportunities to participate in Honors on campus. The Honors Scholars program is very competitive and open only to students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution. To be eligible, students must graduate in the top 10% of their high school class and earn a minimum SAT score of 1200. Students who become Honors Scholars receive a full tuition scholarship. The College Honors program is open to all students with at least a 3.0 GPA who want a complete honors experience, which means completing five Honors courses throughout their time at LCCC. The College Honors Projects and Courses program is for students with a 3.0 GPA who want to take one or two courses at the Honors level. The Study Abroad program is also offered to students with a 3.0 GPA or better and is an excellent opportunity to expand intellectual horizons and learn about the world. Study Abroad trips can last anywhere between a week and a semester.

Most Popular Fields of Study


LCCC is an open admissions college, which means that any student who meets the minimum requirements and submits all of the proper application materials on time will be offered a spot in a program of study. Students should begin their journey by applying online at the LCCC Admissions web page. They must also submit an official high school transcript or GED scores along with their nonrefundable application fee. Certain programs require supplementary materials that students will need to complete and submit before being allowed to take that particular major.

Financial Aid

Students seeking financial aid should begin by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at fafsa.gov. This form determines eligibility for need-based federal aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study programs. It may also be required as a supplementary material for many third-party loan and scholarship applications.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5574th for the average student loan amount.
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LCCC is home to dozens of student associations, activities, and athletic teams. Students can compete in one of seven sports through the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference. There are also more than 20 student organizations for students interested in everything from horticulture to global unity. Many are professional organizations like the Occupational Therapy Assistant Club, which aims to help students prepare for their chosen careers in a supportive environment.

Other campus attractions include its art gallery, which is open for student use, and the Student Union, which is a great place to meet up with friends or grab a bite to eat. There is a main dining hall and a corner cafe so students can have lunch or a snack without leaving campus. The CougarCade, located in the lowest level of one of the halls, offers recreational foosball, pool tables, Wii, XBox, and arcade games. There are also a number of lounges throughout the campus where students can work, talk, or just relax.

There are also a number of student services on campus. Since many LCCC students are non-traditional college students or working parents, the college offers an on-site daycare for preschool-aged children which is open early in the morning until early evening. It is professionally staffed by certified professionals.

Student Enrollment Demographics


LCCC offers a strong Distance Education program that lets students earn a degree or certificate online and from the comfort of their own home. Online students have the increased convenience and flexibility of specially designed curriculum with deadlines throughout the semester for various pieces of coursework. Students won’t miss out on the full classroom experience, either, because they have the opportunity to interact with faculty and even other classmates online through the digital system. Professors are always available through email or even a face-to-face chat to answer any questions or give guidance on an assignment.


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  • Lehigh Carbon Community College Home. Web. 29 Sept. 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 222nd in Pennsylvania and 3607th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population6,326 (5,336 urban / 990 rural)
Households2,356 (2.67 people per house)
Median Household Income$63,053
Families1,835 (3.05 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4215

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3467th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,940 $5,880 $8,820
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $510 $780 $1,050
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $115 $222 $329
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,450 $8,660 $11,870
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,650 $15,860 $19,070
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,650 $11,860 $15,070

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,240 $3,390 $6,240 $6,540 $9,240 $9,690
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,200(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,000(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2331st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $59,600 ($56,025 male / $54,522 female)
Number of FT Faculty 83 (35 male / 48 female)
Number of PT Faculty 594
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $2,752,349

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