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Lackawanna College Ranked Among the Fastest Growing Colleges


Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA – Lackawanna College is ranked as the fastest-growing private, nonprofit college in the nation by the Chronicle of Higher Education on their Fastest-Growing Colleges, 2009-2019 list. The publication displays a Fall 2019 enrollment growth of 33% with students enrolled at a bachelor’s or an associate degree institution compared to 2009.



The Chronicle states that the data is based on a fall headcount of full and part-time students of degree-granting institutions with at least 500 students.


“This amazing growth validates that we are meeting the needs of our students, parents, and our communities,” said Dr. Jill Murray, Lackawanna College President. “Lackawanna College continues to set a standard for providing a high-quality education that’s accessible and meets the growing need for innovative programs that fill in-demand occupations.”


From 2009 to 2019, the College added noteworthy programs including the School of Petroleum and Natural Gas; the Sunbury CenterHealth Sciences programs like Surgical Technology and Occupational Therapy Assistant; its first bachelor’s degrees in programs including BusinessCriminal Justice, and Human Services; and the award-winning Level Up program



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