Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

Tel: (717)780-2300
21,945 students
Public institution
Harrisburg Area Community College is an accessible, affordable, high quality, comprehensive community college. The multi-campus college serves as a premier educational and workforce development institution. The presence of quality instruction and cutting edge technology, business and industry collaboration, and a learning-centered environment provides students the necessary knowledge, skills and values to compete and excel in a global community.
School Highlights:
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg serves 21,945 students (31% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg is one of 4 community colleges within Dauphin County, PA.
The nearest community college is Central Penn College (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 21,945 teachers has grown by 128% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
21,945 students
1,287 students
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
6,882 students
832 students
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 15,063 students
1,021 students
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
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% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Black (2006-2012)
% White
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg More (2008-2012)
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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. 0.33 0.45
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,870 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,945 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,870 $5,940
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,945 $10,072
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Established February 14, 1964, as the first community college in Pennsylvania, HACC welcomed its first class of 426 students on September 21 of the same year. HACC has become one of the largest undergraduate colleges in Pennsylvania, with nearly 11,000 students enrolling in credit programs and courses each semester. A multi-campus college, Harrisburg Area Community College offers programs and courses at four campuses and one Center: the $64 million, 215-acre Harrisburg Campus in Harrisburg, the Lancaster Campus, the Lebanon Campus , Gettysburg Campus, and the York Center. Courses are also offered at additional locations throughout southcentral Pennsylvania includeing online. The Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York locations are linked through compressed video classrooms which allow students on all four campuses to participate in the same class. The college offers Career programs, Certificate programs, Diploma programs and Transfer Programs. The College awards Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, Certificates of Proficiency, and Diplomas. Most programs are offered at the Harrisburg Campus, and many are available at the campuses in Lancaster, Lebanon and Gettysburg. The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized the College to award the Associate's degree, with specific programs receiving national accreditation.

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