Harcum College

750 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3470
Tel: (610)525-4100
1,572 students
Private not-for-profit

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Harcum College seeks to provide men and women with outstanding career preparation that will meet or exceed the standards of their chosen professions. At Harcum self-realization and preparation for participative citizenship are also of great importance. Intent upon remaining among the foremost independent two-year colleges in America, Harcum aims at providing every student with the opportunity not only for a rewarding career, but also for a fulfilling life.
School Highlights:
Harcum College serves 1,572 students (66% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Harcum College is one of 6 community colleges within Delaware County, PA.
The nearest community college is Prism Career Institute (4.5 miles away).

School Overview

Harcum College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,572 teachers has grown by 79% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,572 students
1,303 students
Harcum College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,041 students
836 students
Harcum College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 531 students
1,046 students
Harcum College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Harcum College sch enrollment Harcum College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Harcum College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
Harcum College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
35%
12%
Harcum College Black (2006-2012)
% White
53%
67%
Harcum College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
2% 2%
Harcum College sch ethnicity Harcum College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.59 0.45
Harcum College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $20,050 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $20,050 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $20,050 $5,940
Harcum College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $20,050 $10,072
Harcum College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 72%
78%
Harcum College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Harcum has a tradition of academic excellence and outstanding career preparation. That was the case in 1915, when Harcum comprised five students and three pianos, and still is today in our state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms. In its early years, Harcum was a preparatory school, giving students the skills needed for college study. It quickly grew, soon adding college-level courses. In 1956, Pennsylvania granted Harcum permission to be the first junior college in the Commonwealth's history to confer the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees. Tremendous building and expansion occurred in the 1960s. In 2003 Harcum became a co-educational college and men are a significant part of Harcum's rapid growth. Our degree programs are divided into three distinct areas-Allied Health, Business and Professional Studies and Human Services. The College also offers a wide range of credit and noncredit courses for nontraditional students through its Continuing and Professional Studies division. The Business programs provide excellence in business education by offering an appropriate blend of the fundamental principles and practices of business. The program emphasizes contemporary business theory and practices set in a diverse and ethical context. The College offers a unique set of special academic programs, including the PACT Program, TRIO Programs, Medley Music Programs, and International Initiatives. All programs at Harcum College share the same characteristics of excellence like instruction by hands-on professionals in their field, all students are given the opportunity to complete a career-related work experience either through required internships, clinical or practicum experiences, or service learning activities, all programs integrate liberal learning throughout their curriculum and all students graduate with both career-specific and life-enriching skills.

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    Upper Darby, PA 19082
    (610)789-6700
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    Wayne, PA 19087
    (610)989-1450
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    1991 Sproul Road Suite 42
    Broomall, PA 19008
    (610)353-7630
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  • Media Delaware County Community College
    Public
    901 S Media Line Rd
    Media, PA 19063
    (610)359-5000
    5.7  Mi  |  13051  students
  • Erdenheim Antonelli Institute
    Private for-profit
    300 Montgomery Ave
    Erdenheim, PA 19038
    (215)836-2222
    7.2  Mi  |  176  students
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Did You Know?
Delaware, PA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Delaware, PA is Harcum College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.