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IPEDS ID: 213525
OPE ID: 00681000
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Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598
General information:  (610) 799-2121
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  6,779 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
  Lehigh Carbon Community College serves the community by providing high quality education that is affordable and accessible.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty87409
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$4,000$4,000$4,000$4,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Off Campus$10,440$10,590$10,710$12,71018.7%
Off Campus with Family$8,240$8,390$8,710$8,7100.0%
Off Campus$13,440$13,740$13,980$15,98014.3%
Off Campus with Family$11,240$11,540$11,980$11,9800.0%
Off Campus$16,440$16,890$17,250$19,25011.6%
Off Campus with Family$14,240$14,690$15,250$15,2500.0%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid171375%————
Grant or scholarship aid52956%$2,314,600$4,375
Federal grants48451%$2,005,899$4,144
Pell grants48151%$1,963,483$4,082
Other federal grants9110%$42,416$466
State/local government grant or scholarships25727%$268,927$1,046
Institutional grants or scholarships172%$39,774$2,340
Student loan aid40042%$1,944,098$4,860
Federal student loans39842%$1,799,238$4,521
Other student loans91%$144,860$16,096
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,93241%$10,428,544$3,557
Pell grants2,38533%$7,922,319$3,322
Federal student loans2,03929%$9,385,240$4,603
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$4,608$4,605$4,711
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$3,557$3,881$4,336
$30,001 – $48,000$4,357$4,697$4,932
$48,001 – $75,000$7,252$7,165$7,593
$75,001 – $110,000$8,492$8,529$8,842
$110,001 and more$8,610$8,729$9,011
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)6,779
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment590
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 37%
Part-time: 63%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 68%
25 and over: 32%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 93%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 7%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 72%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 55%
Part-time students: 45%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 37 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 18%
Transfer-out rate: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 19%
Female: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
White: 22%
Two or more races: 12%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 14%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 18%
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 8%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 18%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--8
Category total--12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-2d14d
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-3d-
Business Administration and Management, General--41
Business/Commerce, General-8d22d
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-1d-
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-4d14d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-00
Operations Management and Supervision--0
Resort Management--7
Category total-18d98d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects--6
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician--6
Recording Arts Technology/Technician--11
Category total--23
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--16
Category total--16
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General--6
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--1
Computer Programming, Specific Applications--0
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--6
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-00
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--14
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--1
Category total-028
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager--3
Construction Trades, General-00
Category total-03
Early Childhood Education and Teaching8d-14
Education, General--27
Special Education and Teaching, General--7d
Teacher Assistant/Aide007d
Category total8d055d
Engineering, General--7
Category total--7
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician--0
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General--3
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician--12
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-11
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician--13
Category total-130
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--23
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-34-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder6--
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller3--
Medical/Clinical Assistant--11
Occupational Therapist Assistant--28
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--31
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--56
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant--15
Category total934164
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--32
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-621
Category total-953
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary--0
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-817
Category total-817
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--102d
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--6d
Category total--109d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--0
Category total--0
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician--0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician-27
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician-02
Category total-29
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--1
Category total--1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--4
Category total--4
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--1
Physical Sciences--2
Category total--3
Precision Production
Tool and Die Technology/Technician-0-
Category total-0-
Psychology, General--25
Category total--25
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-114
Category total-114
Science Technologies/Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician--6
Category total--6
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-01
Social Sciences, General--2
Category total-03
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General--2
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew--4
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations--0
Category total--6
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--6
Fashion/Apparel Design--2
Game and Interactive Media Design--1
Graphic Design--7
Interior Design--4
Category total--20
Grand total1773706
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 123
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $4,685
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division III MenWomen
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1972 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs6/1/1992 -  Accredited
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs5/1/1994 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree1/1/1972 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant6/1/1971 -  Accredited
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions11/9/2004 - 5/1/2008Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate13.6%15.9%15.4%
Number in default198213168
Number in repayment1,4491,3321,087
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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