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Study at Keystone College

Keystone College is located in La Plume, Pennsylvania. It is a private, coeducational four-year college. The institute was founded by Dr. John Harris in the year 1868. In the same year it was chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The campus is spread across an area of 270 acres. Keystone College offers bachelor's degrees with majors in a variety of subjects such as accounting, information technology, visual arts, and environmental resource management. Apart from this, the college also offers certificates and associate's degree programs.

The athletics teams of Keystone College are called the Giants. Both the men's and women's teams participate in sports including basketball, soccer, cross country, and tennis. The college is a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference and is also a Division III school under NCAA. In addition, the students participate in various clubs and organizations such as the Phi Theta Kappa and Commuter Council.

Profile of Keystone College

Students attend Keystone in La Plume, PA, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Keystone degrees go up to the Post-Baccalaureate certificate.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Keystone is known for its programs in media, art studies, education and teaching, and security and law enforcement.

Keystone Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 380. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 390 and 490.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 1, 796 students at Keystone .

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Keystone values student athletics, and belongs to the Northeast Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Keystone College educates women and men in the liberal arts tradition, while also emphasizing career training, which combines technology and applied skills with broad humanitarian concerns. Keystone is committed to the development of well-educated, self-directed persons who can communicate effectively, make informed decisions, and think critically and creatively. "

Keystone Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Business and Management77business, accounting, human resources, accounting and related services, human resources management
Education and Teaching76elementary school teaching, teacher education, art education, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Security and Law Enforcement32criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering21information technology, computer support, computer programming, computer services management
Media21communication studies, communication and journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19sports and fitness management, occupational therapy, recreation and leisure studies
Art Studies18art studies
Science17natural sciences, biological and biomedical sciences
Liberal Arts13liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Cooking and Culinary Arts11chef training, culinary arts services, restaurant and catering management
Hospitality8hospitality administration
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies, forestry courses, wildlife management
Medical Support and Technology4health diagnostic professions
Family and Social Work4child care provider, human services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine2various nursing
Architecture and Planning1landscape architecture
Medicine1medical preparatory
Therapy and Counselling0physical therapy
Law0legal assistant
Fine Arts0fine arts studies

Contact: Keystone

Keystone College

One College Green

La Plume, PA 18440-0200

General Phone: (570) 945-8000


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