Established on February 14, 1964 as Harrisburg Area Community College, HACC is devoted to the community and the individual. HACC's devotion to the community stems directly from our mission, which is to foster educational, cultural, work force development, and economic growth of the college service areas. The vehicle by which we do this is to give each of our students (the individuals) the tools and environment to develop his or her own unique potential. As careers depend more and more upon the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, adults seek courses and programs to better prepare themselves, obtaining the skills and knowledge that will lead them to lucrative careers and high-demand employment opportunities.
Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg serves 1,699 students
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg is the only community colleges within Adams County