Education resources are rich and abundant in the Lebanon Valley. Traditional students and adult learners alike can find a school and program to more than meet their needs.
Founded in 1866, Lebanon Valley College (LVC) is situated on 340 acres in Annville and boasts a tight-knit, family-like atmosphere with approximately 1,600 full-time undergraduate students, 160 part-time undergraduate students, 120 graduate students and 99 full-time faculty members. LVC has been academically ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue as number one in the north in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category among “Best Baccalaureate Colleges.” Even better, 68 percent of LVC students graduate in four years, which far surpasses the average Pennsylvania four-year graduation rate of 49 percent.
Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)’s Lebanon campus is located in downtown Lebanon and offers affordable and high-quality learning experiences. A variety of certificate and degree programs are available, and HACC also has partnerships with a number of four-year schools, making it an attractive choice for traditional students looking to transfer to a four-year university, and working adults and students seeking certifications.
Evangelical Seminary originally founded in the 1920's in Myerstown offers several Masters Degrees in Divinity and Graduate Certificates in various areas ministry.
Numerous other prestigious colleges and universities are within an easy drive of the Lebanon Valley. These include Franklin and Marshall College, Elizabethtown College, York College of Pennsylvania, Dickinson College and Millersville University.
The Lebanon Valley’s younger students are also in capable hands attending the six public and numerous private K–12 districts in the Lebanon Valley. The county is also home to over 30 daycare centers and 16 group daycare facilities.
The Lebanon County Career and Technology Center has programs for both high school students and adults. A licensed practical nursing program is offered as well as “Tech Prep” and “School-to-Careers” programs, which are designed to give students a head start toward college and careers. Training in a wide range of skills is provided, and staff work with local employers to develop programs to fill specific employment needs.