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One S. Church Street, Suite 200, Hazleton, PA 18201      
570.455.1508   570.454.7787    

Due to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts, office hours may vary.
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Greater Hazleton

home to one of the largest industrial parks in Pennsylvania!

Since 1956, CAN DO, Inc. has been a leading economic developer in Northeastern Pennsylvania, building three industrial parks and a corporate center all within a few miles from the Crossroads of the East, Interstates 80 and 81. Our parks are within two hours of New York City and Philadelphia and within a 300-mile radius of 25% of the population and total production of the entire nation. Our largest development, Humboldt Industrial Park, is home to nearly 60 industries and 10,000 jobs.

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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.

Higher Education

psuThe Hazleton area is home to one of the largest branch campuses of the Pennsylvania State University, where students can earn a two, three, four or six-year degree in an array of majors.

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 offering various 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 2015-2016, nearly 11,000 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; 9,300 of these students graduated with a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Area Colleges and Universities:

Institution
    Miles from   
Hazleton
   Undergraduate  
    Graduate     
Fall 2016
   Total Students   
Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton 0 863 - 863
Bloomsburg University 20 8,974 663 9,673
Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill 25 759 - 759
King's College 30 2,082 340 2,422
Luzerne County Community College * 30 5,669 - 5,669
Misericordia University 30 2,195 613 2,808
Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes-Barre 30 477 10 487
Wilkes University 30 2,421 2,632 5,053
Johnson College 45 456 - 456
Keystone College 45 1,410 51 1,461
Lackawanna College * 45 1,489 - 1,489
Marywood University 45 1,931 1,077 3,008
Pennsylvania State University - Scranton 45 1,019 - 1,019
University of Scranton 45 3,867 1,513 5,380
East Stroudsburg University 54 6,151 671 6,822

*off-site campus in downtown Hazleton

Elementary & High School

hahsThe Hazleton Area School District provides quality education to more than 11,800 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.

Holy Family Academy and Immanuel Christian School are private schools that each provide an opportunity to combine religious education with rigorous class work.

MMIPreparatoryMMI Preparatory School has 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.

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