Harcum College

750 Montgomery Ave
Haverford, PA 19010-3470
Tel: 6105266050
  • Founded in Bryn Mawr, PA in 1915 by Edith and Octavius Harcum, Harcum College has for over a century educated students in the arts and occupational skills, respecting each student as an individual with personal needs, interests, aptitudes, and aspirations. 
School Highlights
  • Harcum College serves 1,588 students (66% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher 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 52 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Harcum College (PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 52 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 31:1 has increased 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 31:1 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
Harcum College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Harcum College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Harcum College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Harcum College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Harcum College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
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
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 $21,160 is more than the state average of $16,759. The private state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $21,160 $16,759
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


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Soccer,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Harcum has more than 20 majors in the liberal arts and professional studies, including dental hygiene, early childhood education, physical therapy, law & justice, and nursing, among others. The College offers Continuing Education and Professional Development courses, and degree programs at various partnership sites across the Delaware Valley. For admissions information call 610-526-6050 or email 
  • enroll@harcum.edu
  • About 1,600 students from a variety of racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds attend Harcum. Roughly 5% of students live on campus.There are dozens of student clubs and organizations in academic fields, sports, the arts, international and multicultural activities, community service, student government, publications and media, and other areas. Student life is lively off campus as well, as students take advantage of sports, cultural, and recreational opportunities on the suburban Main Line and in nearby Philadelphia.
  • Harcum College has a respected and strong reputation in NJCAA Division I Athletics. Women`s basketball, men`s basketball, and women`s volleyball have all made it to their respective national championships.
  • Here are some quick facts about Harcum Athletics:
  • Men's Teams: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Women's Teams: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor), Volleyball
  • Conference: NJCAA Region 19
  • Nickname: Bears
  • Colors: Purple and White
  • Athletic Director: Drew Kelly
  • Athletic Dept. Phone: 610-526-6669
  • Athletic Dept. Fax: 610-526-6176
  • Athletic Director Email: dkelly@harcum.edu

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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.