About Keystone

In 1868 the first higher educational institution in Northeastern Pennsylvania was founded. Today, we're known as Keystone College - a private, co-ed, residential, and culturally diverse institution. And we're one of the most popular colleges in the region!HarrisHall

Voted as the region's "Most Beautiful Campus," Keystone has a diverse student body; approximately 1,400 students from 14 states and 12 countries studying one of the many academic programs available online, on campus, and on the weekend.

With a 11:1 Student/Faculty ratio, we have a reputation for creating a caring and supportive environment dedicated to our students' needs. Students can prepare for leadership and broaden their educational experiences through athletics, global learning opportunities, an extensive career development center, countless student activities and clubs and organizations

Our campus community enjoys a wide variety of educational resources, facilities, and opportunities that are also available to the public such as the Thomas G. Cupillari '60 Observatory and more.

Keystone Rankings and Accolades

Keystone College ranked as 'Best Bang for the Buck' by Washington Monthly magazine

March 17, 2016

Keystone named one of the best schools in the nation for military members and veterans

November 4, 2015

Keystone ranked in top tier of U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Rankings

September 9, 2015

Online accounting and business programs ranked 10th in state

September 8, 2015

Keystone receives another national recognition for online accounting program

August 28, 2015

Keystone again recognized as a College of Distinction

July 1, 2015

Keystone College and professor receive Best of Abingtons awards

April 22, 2015

Keystone College once again named to President's Community Service Honor Roll

December 11, 2014

Mission Statement


Keystone College will transform lives by inspiring and empowering a community where learning flourishes.


Keystone College educates students in a liberal arts tradition that values civility, integrity, and curiosity, fostering a global perspective on cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, and life-long learning.

Core Values

Keystone College embraces the values of integrity, curiosity, civility, and learning.

Adopted 9/2009