Institutional Effectiveness - Assessment

LCCC's Mission & Goals are centered in three key areas that drive the efforts of the College community. Assessment occurs at various levels within each area College-wide. The links below are a sampling of metrics used within College plans to describe our success.

Excellence in Education
Assessment of student learning is a continual effort of LCCC's faculty and staff. 100% of programs and courses have specific measurable learning outcomes, and faculty utilize assessment results to improve teaching and learning. In addition to review of student work, surveys are regularly conducted to identify student perceptions regarding their education. Students report higher levels of satisfaction and educational competencies than averages for other community colleges nationwide in many key areas.

Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

Usefulness of LCCC Education in Performing Current Job Usefulness of LCCC Education in Performing Current Job

Student Success & Goal Achievement
LCCC uses many measures to track success of our students. Retention of students each semester, as well as graduation rates are items in which our students consistently perform above the median for community colleges in Pennsylvania.

Retention Rate Retention Rate

Graduation Rate Graduation Rate

Student's achievement of personal goals is also a demonstration of success in achieving our mission. Nearly 99% of 2018 graduates reported that they accomplished their objectives at LCCC.

Transfer Preparation Transfer Preparation

Positive Impact on Communities Served
LCCC graduates report the College helped them develop into contributing members of society.

Overall Development Personal Development

LCCC helps build the workforce in our local community. More than 64% of employed 2019 graduates work in Luzerne County and 98% work in the state of Pennsylvania.

Location of Employment Location of Employment

LCCC plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives. Students benefit from improved lifestyles and increased earnings. Taxpayers benefit from a larger economy and lower social costs. Finally, the community as a whole benefits from increased job and investment opportunities, higher business revenues, greater availability of public funds, and an eased tax burden.