Harcum College

  • 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 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Harcum College is one of 5 community colleges within Delaware County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Harcum College is Valley Forge Military College (4.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Harcum College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 59% over five years.
Harcum College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty52 staff25 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Harcum College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The Harcum College diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,588 students618 students
Student:Teacher Ratio31:125:1
# Full-Time Students1,045 students372 students
# Part-Time Students543 students246 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
300300
% Asian
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Harcum College and the percentage of Asian community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
6%
7%
% Black
35%
14%
% White
49%
63%
% Unknown races
7%
10%
Diversity Score0.630.57
This chart display the diversity score of Harcum College and the community college average diversity score of PA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
18%
55%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Harcum College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of PA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$34,800

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $21,160 is more than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,160$16,683
Tuition Notesper year
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%94%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$18,925$12,223
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$9,500$5,500
Acceptance Rate94%84%
SAT Reading425465
SAT Math (Year 2007)395460

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, 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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