Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg

731 Old Harrisburg Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325-3403
Tel: (717)337-3855
1,699 students
Public institution
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.
School Highlights:
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Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg serves 1,699 students
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Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 41%.
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Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg is the only community colleges within Adams County, PA.
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The nearest community college is Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto (16.87 miles away).

School Overview

Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associates--Public Urban-serving Multica Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 years but < 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,699 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,699 students 1,288 students
% Asian
1% 2%
% Hispanic
2% 7%
% Black
1% 12%
% White
52% 57%
% Two or more races
1% 2%
% Unknown races
42% 3%
% Non Resident races
2% 2%
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. 0.15 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of - is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71% 89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,520 per year for in-state students and $13,155 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,322 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Commonwealth Medical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.