Harford Community College

Tel: (443)412-2000
6,993 students
Public institution

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Harford Community College (HCC) provides high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services -- including university transfer, career, developmental and continuing education programs -- that promote professional competence, economic development, and improve the quality of the life in a multicultural community. The College supports the Maryland State Plan for Higher Education and is committed to expanding undergraduate degree opportunities to fulfill state workforce shortages in areas of teacher preparation, health care, and technology, and to advance degree attainment for minorities particularly in relation to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act [of 1964]. The College expects to increase educational attainment for individuals as well as to prepare and to sustain an educated workforce for area residents, develop technology for program and service delivery, be accountable for the efficient and effective use of resources, be the primary resource for and coordinator of higher education in the community, and serve as the center for recreation, wellness and the cultural arts.
School Highlights:
Harford Community College serves 6,993 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Harford Community College is the only community colleges within Harford County, MD.
The nearest community college is The Community College of Baltimore County (17.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 193 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Harford Community 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 Public institution Public
Total Faculty 193 staff
59 staff
Harford Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,993 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,993 students
1,282 students
Harford Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
22:1
Harford Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,602 students
810 students
Harford Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,391 students
1,017 students
Harford Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Harford Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Harford Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Harford Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
14%
12%
Harford Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
74%
57%
Harford Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Harford Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Harford Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Harford Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Harford Community 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. 0.39 0.53
Harford Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,681 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,769 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,681 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,769 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 53%
89%
Harford Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Harford Community College was founded in 1957. The campus occupies 332 acres near Bel Air, Maryland, and has 21 buildings totaling over 273,000 assignable square feet. Harford Community College (HCC) provides high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services -- including university transfer, career, developmental and continuing education programs -- that promote professional competence, economic development, and improve the quality of the life in a multicultural community. HCC will be recognized as an exemplary learning and teaching community that fosters service and promotes success for students in undergraduate, lower-division education. The College will be a valued resource and leader in academic quality, cultural enrichment, and economic development characterized by continuous improvement, innovation, and community development. To fulfill the mission and vision, HCC is strongly committed to diversity, integrity, academic excellence, and achievement of individual and institutional goals. The College administration, faculty and staff are dedicated to building trust, respect and confidence among our colleagues, students and community members. Harford Community College is engaged in international and globalization initiatives designed to appreciate the world economic and social order and address attitudes and beliefs through contact with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds. International relationships foster cultural sensitivity, appreciation of different values and systems, attitudes and behavior, and provide insight into global interconnectedness that are essential to life and work success. Harford Community College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Histotechnology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association.

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For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,632 per year for in-state students and $7,656 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,111 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Maryland 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.