Lycoming College recruits, graduates, and launches students across a range of academic programs who become global citizens powering business and fueling democracy. Lycoming College's commitment to community has been part of its identity since the institution's inception in 1812 — just six years after the city of Williamsport was incorporated. As a not-for-profit organization, the College serves as an economic engine for the city of Williamsport, Lycoming County, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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The College contributes significantly to the local and state economy in a variety of ways. The following information provides a glimpse into Lycoming College's economic and community impact.

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Lycoming College
injects $86 million annually into the
More than 700 jobs are sustained throughout the state - with more than 400 of those on the Williamsport campus, making Lycoming College one of the largest employers in the county.
98% of Lycoming employees live in Williamsport or the greater Williamsport area, supporting the local economy and culture.
$3.1 million generated in annual state tax revenue.
More than 2,000 alumni have remained in the greater Williamsport area after graduating.
Lycoming hosts more than 8,000 alumni, prospective students and their families, parents and friends, prominent speakers, and businesspeople on its campus each year, helping local businesses, hotels, restaurants, and other attractions to thrive.
Lycoming students and families provide more than $3.125 million in economic impact.
Lycoming College invests $20 million in annual salaries, translating to more than $10 million in dollars spent in the local economy each year.
As a nonprofit institution, annual contributions in lieu of taxes of $125,000 in voluntary payments go toward police, fire, and the city of Williamsport.

Investing in Education

As a liberal arts and sciences institution that advocates for lifelong learning, Lycoming College is proud to help Williamsport close the gap on education with programs that benefit the community at every stage.

Lycoming College for Kids and Teens

This program, open to the public, helps kids tap into their arts and sciences interests with week-long summer workshops that are designed to enhance creativity and problem solving skills.

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW)

Every summer, Lycoming College hosts more than 2,000 high school students from across the state as they learn about the free enterprise system through business simulations and workshops, all while spending a week on a college campus.


Helping to enrich the lives of the members of the Williamsport community, this seminar program is offered several times every year on various topics of interest, such as art, history, psychology, and more.

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Lycoming College provides 100% of its students some form of financial aid or scholarship, awarding more than $32 million to students in 2019-20.

Intellectual Capital

The impact of a Lycoming education can be felt throughout the area when Lycoming College graduates decide to make Williamsport their home.

  • Lycoming College Alumni hold over 275 positions as teachers, professors, principals, and superintendents in the greater Williamsport area.
  • More than 125 lawyers, judges, police and correctional officers, social and case workers and government officials in the greater Williamsport area earned their undergraduate degrees at Lycoming College.
  • Nearly 200 alumni healthcare workers support the wellness of our community through their service as doctors, physician assistants, dentists, optometrists, nurses, psychologists, and other health and mental health professionals.
  • More than 100 alumni own and operate small and large businesses in the greater Williamsport area, employing an incredible number of local community members and supporting the local economy.
  • Each year more than 150 Lycoming students intern with Lycoming County employers, helping increase productivity, efficiency, and business success of the local government, while gaining transferable skills through their experiences.
Christian Frey

Christian Frey ’99

Magisterial District Judge,
Lycoming County

Sandra (Norton) Butters

Sandra (Norton) Butters ’88

Owner, City Hall Grand Hotel
Graphic Designer

Rob Burger

Rob Burger ’85

Lycoming Physical Therapy

Victoria Ricedorf

Victoria Ricedorf ’20

Business Administration and Managerial Economics major

For more information about how you or your organization can help impact the lives of students and the surrounding community, contact Lycoming College's Office of Advancement.


Office of College Advancement


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