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 1,343 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Harcum College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty52 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Harcum College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The Harcum College diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,343 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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# Full-Time Students942 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students401 students210 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
330330
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
12%
9%
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% Black
49%
16%
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% White
30%
56%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
11%
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Diversity Score0.650.64
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College Completion Rate
31%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,700$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $21,160 is more than the state average of $17,025. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,160$17,025
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Tuition Notesper year
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$12,495
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,250$5,500
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Acceptance Rate94%85%
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SAT Reading425465
SAT Math (Year 2007)395460

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Soccer,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Source: 2019 (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

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Harcum College is Valley Forge Military College (4.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Valley Forge Military College
    Private not-for-profit
    306 students | 4.30 Mi1001 Eagle Rd
    Wayne, PA 19087
    (610) 989-1450
    4.30306
  • Antonelli Institute
    Private, for profit
    188 students | 7.30 Mi300 Montgomery Ave
    Glenside, PA 19038
    (215) 836-2222
    7.30188
  • Walnut Hill College
    Walnut Hill College Photo - Main Campus-4207 WalnutSt
    Private, for profit
    396 students | 7.40 Mi4207 Walnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 222-4200
    7.40396
  • 533 students | 7.80 Mi3600 Market St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 382-1553
    7.80533
  • 16,672 students | 8.80 Mi1700 Spring Garden St
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    (215) 751-8000
    8.8016,672
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