• 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 1,363 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,363 students
  • Private-state tuition: $21,160
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 70%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Harcum College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 275 teachers has grown by 243% over five years.
Harcum College
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
275 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Harcum College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Harcum College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,363 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
958 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
405 students
146 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
132 students
351 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
958 students
339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
405 students
186 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
330 students
330 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
12%
11%
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% Black
44%
15%
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% White
30%
56%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
11%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.70
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.46%
0.91%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,700
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $21,160 is more than the state average of $17,150. The private state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$21,160
$17,150
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Tuition Notes
per year
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$18,500
$13,620
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$6,234
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Acceptance Rate
94%
86%
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SAT Reading (Year 2007)
425
465
SAT Math (Year 2007)
395
460
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Harcum College cost?

Harcum College's private state tuition is approximately $21,160.

What is the acceptance rate of Harcum College?

The acceptance rate of Harcum College is 94%, which is higher than the state average of 86%.

What sports does Harcum College offer?

Harcum College offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Harcum College's ranking?

Harcum College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Diversity in US community colleges and Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,363 students
  • Private-state tuition: $21,160
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 70%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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