Hagerstown Community College

  • HCC offers a diverse array of courses and programs designed to address the curricular functions of university transfer, career entry or advancement, adult basic skills enhancement, general and continuing education, as well as student and community service.
School Highlights
  • Hagerstown Community College serves 4,256 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Hagerstown Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Washington County, MD.
  • The nearest community college to Hagerstown Community College is Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus (4.2 miles away).

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Hagerstown Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 152 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Hagerstown Community College(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty152 staff164 staff
Hagerstown Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Hagerstown Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
  • The Hagerstown Community College diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,256 students4,515 students
Hagerstown Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:125:1
Hagerstown Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,372 students1,174 students
Hagerstown Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,884 students3,341 students
Hagerstown Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Hagerstown Community College Enrollment Breakdown MD All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Hagerstown Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Hagerstown Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Hagerstown Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Hagerstown Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Hagerstown Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Hagerstown Community College Non Resident (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
Hagerstown Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.65
Hagerstown Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Hagerstown Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$37,700
Hagerstown Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $7,453. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,560 is less than the state average of $9,350. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,200$7,453
Hagerstown Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,560$9,350
Hagerstown Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesTuition is based on in-county tuition and out-of-state tuition for HCC's neighbor tuition rate
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%75%
Hagerstown Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$9,600
Hagerstown Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Hagerstown Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Golf,
Soccer, Softball,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Established in 1946, HCC was the first community college to open its doors in the state of Maryland. The College has grown to a current credit enrollment of more than 4,000 students and a non-credit enrollment of more than 9,000.HCC offers more than 100 programs of study for transfer to a four-year institution or for immediate career preparation. Degrees awarded are Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science. One-year certificates are also awarded. The College has an extensive non-credit program providing lifelong learning opportunities and professional training. With an 18 to 1 student-faculty ratio, HCC is small enough for professors to get to know students and work with them to provide the extra attention that is all too often missing in larger institutions. Many of the professors have worked outside the classroom in their fields of expertise and bring valuable life experiences to the learning environment.The College is located at 11400 Robinwood Drive, just southeast of Hagerstown on a 319-acre campus. The College has 10 buildings including the Administration and Student Affairs Building which offers students a central location to register for classes, apply for financial aid, pay their tuition, meet with academic advisors and request transcripts. The Learning Resource Center houses more than 350 computers, smart classrooms, distance learning facilities, television and radio production studios, and the William M. Brish Library. The Advanced Technology Center and Technical Innovation Center provide sophisticated assistance and teaching in emerging technologies. The Athletic Recreation and Community Center (ARCC) has a wellness center, indoor track, and several basketball courts. The Kepler Theater and Alumni Association Amphitheater allow for a variety of arts performances year round. The Student Center houses the student bookstore, career center, student activities office, Student Government Association office, and The Hilltop Grill. The Science Building and Classroom Building are home to classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices. The Career Programs Building houses classrooms for career programs, including nursing, paramedic services, practical nursing, radiography, and industrial technology labs. It is also home to The Valley Eatery. The College also operates a full-service business training center at the Hagerstown Valley Mall.We have over 60 years of experience in educating learners like you in such diverse fields as arts and sciences, computer studies, business, technology, and health occupations. We also have a well earned reputation in providing courses for those seeking the best career enhancement training and other forms of enrichment through continuing education. In addition, we welcome those who visit our campus for community, athletic, and performing arts events.The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

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For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,453 per year for in-state students and $9,350 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.