Statement of Accreditation Status

Luzerne County Community College

  • CEO: Mr. Thomas Leary, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Graceann Platukus
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, medium
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1975
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2021
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2028-2029

Contact Information

521 Trailblazer Drive
Nanticoke, PA 18634

(570) 740-0200

www.luzerne.edu

  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2028-2029.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at the Kulpmont Nursing Center, 1100 Spruce Street, Kulpmont, PA 17834. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the Wayne Memorial Hospital additional location at 600 Maple Avenue, Honesdale, PA 18431-1436 to an other instructional site within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at M & T Education Center, 3 S. Main Street, Pittston, PA 18640 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and reaffirm accreditation. To recognize the institution for progress to date and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at The Mall at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18501 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the Periodic Review Report has been received and will be acted upon by the Commission at the November meeting.
  • March 6, 2014
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report and note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the probation because the institution is now in compliance with Standards 5, 7, 12, and 14, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due December 1, 2013, documenting evidence of (1) further development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness (Standard 7) and (2) further development and implementation of an organized and sustained process to evaluate and improve student learning (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that it has been placed on probation because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 5 (Administration), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), Standard 12 (General Education), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report due March 1, 2012 documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards 5, 7, 12, and 14, including but not limited to documented evidence of: (1) a chief executive and administrative leadership with appropriate skills, degrees, training and assignment of responsibilities and functions to ensure that the institution is led toward the achievement of its goals; (2) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of administrative structures and services (Standard 5); (3) the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness, including student learning assessment, that is linked to the institution's mission and goals; (4) the use of assessment information in budgeting, planning, and resource allocation (Standard 7); (5) steps taken to strengthen the rigor and coherence of general education related to the college's mission; (6) implementation of a documented assessment process for general education (Standard 12); (7) the establishment and attainment of measurable learning goals at the institutional, program and course levels; (8) the development and implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning; and (9) the use of student learning assessment information to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A small team visit will follow the submission of the report. The date of the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • June 23, 2011
    To place the institution on probation because of insufficient evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 5 (Administration), Standard 7 (Institutional Assessment), Standard 12 (General Education), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on probation. To request a monitoring report due March 1, 2012 documenting that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standards 5, 7, 12, and 14, including but not limited to documented evidence of: (1) a chief executive and administrative leadership with appropriate skills, degrees, training and assignment of responsibilities and functions to ensure that the institution is led toward the achievement of its goals; (2) periodic assessment of the effectiveness of administrative structures and services (Standard 5); (3) the development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness, including student learning assessment, that is linked to the institution's mission and goals; (4) the use of assessment information in budgeting, planning, and resource allocation (Standard 7); (5) steps taken to strengthen the rigor and coherence of general education related to the college's mission; (6) implementation of a documented assessment process for general education (Standard 12); (7) the establishment and attainment of measurable learning goals at the institutional, program and course levels; (8) the development and implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning; and (9) the use of student learning assessment information to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. A small team visit will follow the submission of the report. The date of the Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Berwick Center
    Eagles Building 107 South Market Street
    Berwick, PA 18603
  • Additional Location
    Hazleton Center
    Broad Street Exchange Building 100 West Broad Street Suite 108
    Hazleton, PA 18201
  • Additional Location
    M & T Education Center
    3 S. Main Street
    Pittston, PA 18640
    Opened: 08/09/2021
  • Additional Location
    Northumberland Center
    Northumberland Regional Higher Education Center 2 East Arch Street
    Shamokin, PA 17872
  • Additional Location
    Scranton Center
    300 Lackawanna Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18501
  • Additional Location
    Wilkes-Barre Center
    2 Public Square
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bloomsburg Area High School
    1200 Railroad Street
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
  • Other Instructional Site
    Delaware Valley High School
    256 US-6
    Milford, PA 18337
  • Other Instructional Site
    Elmer L. Meyers High School
    341 Carey Avenue
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
  • Other Instructional Site
    GAR Memorial High School
    250 South Grant Street
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
  • Other Instructional Site
    Greater Susquehanna Center
    1100 Main Street
    Watsontown, PA 17777
  • Other Instructional Site
    Hanover Area Junior Senior High School
    1600 Sans Souci Parkway
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706
  • Other Instructional Site
    Henry Hood Geisinger
    100 North Academy Avenue
    Danville, PA 17822
  • Other Instructional Site
    Honesdale High School
    459 Terrace Street
    Honesdale, PA 18431
  • Other Instructional Site
    James M Coughlin High School
    80 North Washington Street
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
  • Other Instructional Site
    Luzerne County Head Start
    23 Beekman Street
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mid-Atlantic Youth Services
    701 Sathers Drive
    Pittston, PA 18640
  • Other Instructional Site
    Mount Carmel Area High School
    600 W. 5th Street
    Mount Carmel, PA 17851
  • Other Instructional Site
    North Schuylkill High School
    15 Academy Lane
    Ashland, PA 17921
  • Other Instructional Site
    Northwest Area High School
    243 Thorne Hill Rd
    Shickshinny, PA 18655
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pittston Area High School
    5 Stout St
    Pittston, PA 18640
  • Other Instructional Site
    Scranton High School
    63 Mike Munchak Way
    Scranton, PA 18508
  • Other Instructional Site
    Southern Columbia Area High School
    812 Southern Drive
    Catawissa, PA 17820
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tobyhanna Army Depot
    11 Hap Arnold Boulevard
    Coolbaugh Township, PA 18466
  • Other Instructional Site
    Warrior Run High School
    4800 Susquehanna Trail
    Turbotville, PA 17772
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Scranton High School
    1201 Luzerne Street
    Scranton, PA 18504
  • Other Instructional Site
    West Side Career and Technology Center
    75 Evans Street
    Kingston, PA 18704
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wilkes University
    84 West South Street
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center
    350 Jumper Road
    Plains Township, PA 18705
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wyoming Area Secondary Center
    20 Memorial St.
    Exeter, PA 18643
  • Other Instructional Site
    Wyoming Valley West High School
    150 Wadham St
    Plymouth, PA 18651

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