Take some time to review the educational opportunities available in our area and we are sure you will agree that they more than meet your requirements.
Penn State Hazleton offers a first of its kind Alternative Energy and Power Generation track within the General Engineering degree program that is preparing graduates to enter the job market in the evolving alternative and renewable energy sector, as well as the power generation industry.
Additionally, two community colleges - Luzerne County Community College and Lackawanna College are located in Greater Hazleton. McCann School of Business, located in Humboldt Industrial Park, offers various associate degrees in specialized business or technology.
The 15 colleges and universities surrounding Greater Hazleton, offer nearly 100 degree programs and enroll nearly 50,000 students. In 2014-2015, more than 11,200 students graduated from these area institutions, earning an array of degrees, from Associate and Bachelor’s to Master’s and Doctor’s, in a variety of majors in the areas of computers, science, business, engineering, manufacturing, distribution & logistics, and much more; 9,700 of these students graduated with a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
Area Colleges and Universities:
|Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton||0||831||-||831|
|Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill||25||783||-||783|
|Luzerne County Community College *||30||5,788||-||5,788|
|Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes-Barre||30||493||8||501|
|Lackawanna College *||45||1,629||-||1,629|
|Pennsylvania State University - Scranton||45||1,034||-||1,034|
|University of Scranton||45||3,910||1,512||5,422|
|East Stroudsburg University||54||6,167||661||6,828|
*off-site campus in downtown Hazleton
The Hazleton Area School District provides quality education to more than 11,700 students in 12 public elementary, elementary / middle and high schools. The mission of the Hazleton Area School District is to educate all students to become self-directed, lifelong learners and responsible, contributing members of society. The vision of the Hazleton Area School District is one of providing students with skills and knowledge they need to meet the challenges of life in a new century, a century which promises to bring change in all aspects of their lives.
MMI Preparatory Schoolhas a tradition of educational excellence that dates back to 1879. Students from sixth through 12th grades utilize the latest scientific and computer equipment to enhance their education. In recent years, nearly 100 percent of MMI's graduates have gone on to college, yet more than half of its students receive financial aid while they're at MMI. While MMI is best known for its college-preparatory curriculum, the school has also expanded its arts and humanities program to ensure a student's well-rounded education.
All of these schools provide a wide range of extracurricular activities. From athletics to the arts, our children have the opportunity to broaden their experiences outside the classroom. Our schools remain alive with activity long after the final bell as students conduct their Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science experiments, prepare legal briefs for a mock trial competition, lift weights before an athletic competition or practice for a holiday concert.