Harcum College

750 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3470
Tel: (610)525-4100
  • 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 1,588 students (66% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Harcum College is one of 8 community colleges within Montgomery County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Valley Forge Military College (4.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 127 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
Harcum College (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 127 staff 23 staff
Harcum College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,588 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,588 students 500 students
Harcum College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 24:1
Harcum College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,045 students 345 students
Harcum College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 543 students 155 students
Harcum College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Harcum College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
300 300
Harcum College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
3%
2%
Harcum College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
6%
Harcum College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
35%
14%
Harcum College Black (2007-2016)
% White
49%
64%
Harcum College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
2%
Harcum College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
7%
11%
Harcum College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.63 0.55
Harcum College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
18%
54%
Harcum College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $36,700 $34,800
Harcum College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $20,050 is more than the state average of $15,011. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $20,050 $15,011
Harcum College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98% 95%
Harcum College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $18,925 $13,000
Harcum College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $9,500 $6,246
Harcum College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 94% 85%
Harcum College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg. 820 925
SAT Reading 425 460
SAT Math 395 465
Source: 2016 (or 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?
Montgomery County, 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 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Montgomery County, PA is DeVry University-Pennsylvania. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.