Residents of Luzerne County and all of Northeastern Pennsylvania are fortunate that outstanding higher education options are readily available within the County. This exceptional collection of colleges attracts post-secondary students to Luzerne County from around the country and the globe. Athletic fields, gyms, dorms and lecture halls area available for specific events.
King's College is an independent four-year liberal arts college founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1946. Located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, King's is an active and positive influence in the life of the city and the region.
Luzerne County Community College
Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) is a public, two-year comprehensive community college for residents of Luzerne County and surrounding areas throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Its 167-acre main campus is located in Nanticoke in the center of Luzerne County. Students are sponsored by Luzerne County. 13 satellite campuses are located throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Misericordia University is a liberal arts based co-educational Catholic University. It was founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1924. Misericordia University is located in Dallas, Pennsylvania, west of Wilkes-Barre on Route 309. Total enrollment is currently more than 2,100 students, including full and part-time undergraduates, and graduate students.
Penn State Hazleton (PSU) is a very special "small campus" started in 1934 in a number of office buildings scattered around Hazleton. it became apparent that a new home for Pennsylvania State Hazleton was a necessity. "Highacres," the manor house of coal baron Eckley B. Markle, became its permanent home in 1948.
As with many of Penn State's branch campuses, Penn State Hazleton's students can complete the first two years of most of the 160 majors offered by Pennsylvania State University, and then transfer to the main campus to complete their bachelor's degrees.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre is located in Lehman and offers its students many diverse educational opportunities. Students can begin any one of over 160 Penn State majors at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and then complete a degree at another Penn State campus, including the main campus at University Park. Students can also earn one of eight Bachelor's degrees or seven Associate's degrees on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus.