Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598

School Details

Lehigh Carbon Community College is a two-year public school located in Shnecksville, Pennsylvania. LCCC was founded as Lehigh County Community College in 1966 and constructed new facilities to hold classes in 1972. The college changed to its current name in 1994 to increase enrollment form the nearby Carbon County. LCCC has learning centers in several off-campus locations, including: Donley Center (Allentown), Carbon Center (Nesquehoning, Carbon County), and the John Morgan Center (Tamaqua, Schuylkill County).

Shnecksville, Pennsylvania is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania with a population of almost 3,000 people. Top attractions include: Crystal Spring dairy farm, which has been in operation for over 100 years, Schnecksville Community Fair, the Lehigh Valley Zoo, the Trexler Nature Preserve, and the Trexler Environmental Center. Pennsylvania Route 309 runs in the middle of the city.

LCCC offers two-year associate degrees, certificates and specialized diploma programs, and workforce training for students studying either full-time, part-time or online. Programs of study include: healthcare, information technology, criminal justice, education and business administration. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend.

Studying abroad is available and previous study abroad students have visited Italy, Ireland, and Mexico. Study abroad experiences can range from a one-week experience up to a full semester or more.

Lehigh Carbon Community College has 7,710 students (all undergraduates) and 531 faculty members, giving the university an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 106 teach full-time and 425 teach part-time. About 35% of undergraduate students study full-time and 65% study part-time. 


The student body contains 61% female students and 39% male students. About 68% of all students are white with the remaining students being Hispanic (15%), race/ethnicity unknown (6%), black (5%), two or more races (3%), and Asian (2%).  About 67% of students are ages 24 and under with 33% of students being ages 25 and above. All students are from Pennsylvania. 

The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 54% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 41%. The overall graduation rate is 14% and the overall transfer-out rate is 24%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 11% for males and 16% for females.

Campus life includes student clubs and organizations, athletics, music, student government, and cultural events. The newly expanded Student Union is the “hub of energy” for student life. Over 20 student clubs are available, ranging from The Political Society to Chess Club. Seven sports teams compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Students have access to services such as: ROTC (Army), remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus daycare. 

Tuition costs $3,390 per year for in-district students, $6,540 per year for in-state students, and $9,690 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $2,000 per year. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $4,000 per year with $3,200 in additional living expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered. 

Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form (use school code 006810) and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 66% of those attending Lehigh Carbon Community College receive financial aid. LCCC hosts free FAFSA completion nights to help students fill out their FAFSA form.

Lehigh Carbon Community College has an open admissions policy.  To register for classes, students need to request official copies of high school transcript(s) or equivalent, schedule a placement test unless the student is exempt,  submit a FAFSA form, schedule an orientation date, pay for classes, and buy books.

Lehigh Carbon Community College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
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