Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, PA 18078

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. It has several off-campus learning centers for the convenience of the student body.LCCC was established in 1966 and it currently serves more than 7000 students. There are more than 90 different associate’s degree and certificate programs at this school. The affordable tuition of this school combined with the wide variety of different available courses makes it a popular transfer school. There are several transfer options that allow students to continue their education at four-year universities. LCCC has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The LCCC nursing program has become one of the most popular programs at the school over time. Students can take advantage of either the practical nursing program or the nursing associate’s degree program. Students will receive both classroom and clinical instruction during both nursing programs. Both the nursing associate’s degree program and the practical nursing program have been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 14 52
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 34
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.1%
  • NCLEX-PN: 93.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
06/25/2015 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1992 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
05/01/1994 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$143/credit
In State Students$252/credit
Out of State Students$361/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,435 $11,340 $16,245
ADN 70 $10,010 $17,640 $25,270
BSN 125 $17,875 $31,500 $45,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of Lehigh Carbon Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $4,114
Other Federal Grant 10% $274
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $969
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 5% $2,721
Federal Student Loans 37% $4,606
Private Loans 1% $4,929


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,733
$30,001 to $48,000$5,080
$48,001 to $75,000$7,270
$75,001 to $110,000$9,240
Over $110,000$9,640

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.

Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078

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