Harcum College

Tel: (610)525-4100
1,614 students
Private not-for-profit
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 1,614 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Harcum College is one of 8 community colleges within Montgomery County, PA.
The nearest community college is Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby (4.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 131 teachers has grown by 87% over five years.
Harcum College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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
Total Faculty 131 staff
59 staff
Harcum College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,614 teachers has grown by 84% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,614 students
1,282 students
Harcum College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
22:1
Harcum College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,034 students
810 students
Harcum College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 580 students
1,017 students
Harcum College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Harcum College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Harcum College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
11%
7%
Harcum College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
47%
12%
Harcum College Black (2006-2013)
% White
34%
57%
Harcum College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Harcum College More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Harcum College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Harcum College non_resident (2006-2013)
Harcum College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Harcum College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $20,660 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $20,660 is more than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $20,660 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $20,660 $10,260
Harcum College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 300 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
89%
Harcum College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 68%
78%
Harcum College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For Montgomery, PA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,229 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Montgomery, 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 0.43, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Montgomery, PA is DeVry University-Pennsylvania. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.