Harford Community College

401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015-1698
Tel: (443)412-2000
  • Harford Community College (HCC) provides high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services -- including university transfer, career, developmental and continuing education programs -- that promote professional competence, economic development, and improve the quality of the life in a multicultural community. The College supports the Maryland State Plan for Higher Education and is committed to expanding undergraduate degree opportunities to fulfill state workforce shortages in areas of teacher preparation, health care, and technology, and to advance degree attainment for minorities particularly in relation to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act [of 1964]. The College expects to increase educational attainment for individuals as well as to prepare and to sustain an educated workforce for area residents, develop technology for program and service delivery, be accountable for the efficient and effective use of resources, be the primary resource for and coordinator of higher education in the community, and serve as the center for recreation, wellness and the cultural arts.
School Highlights
  • Harford Community College serves 6,714 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Harford Community College is the only community colleges within Harford County, MD.
  • The nearest community college is The Community College of Baltimore County (17.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 238 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Harford Community College(MD) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty238 staff164 staff
Harford Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,714 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,714 students4,693 students
Harford Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
Harford Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,524 students1,352 students
Harford Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,190 students3,341 students
Harford Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Harford Community College Enrollment Breakdown MD All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
6%
Harford Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Harford Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
8%
27%
Harford Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
81%
52%
Harford Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Harford Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
4%
Harford Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Harford Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MD 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.0.330.65
Harford Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
22%
21%
Harford Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,700$37,700
Harford Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,083 is less than the state average of $6,280. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,171 is less than the state average of $8,289. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,083$6,280
Harford Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,171$8,289
Harford Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid50%71%
Harford Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,800$9,600
Harford Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,750$5,500
Harford Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Harford Community College was founded in 1957. The campus occupies 332 acres near Bel Air, Maryland, and has 21 buildings totaling over 273,000 assignable square feet. Harford Community College (HCC) provides high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services -- including university transfer, career, developmental and continuing education programs -- that promote professional competence, economic development, and improve the quality of the life in a multicultural community. HCC will be recognized as an exemplary learning and teaching community that fosters service and promotes success for students in undergraduate, lower-division education. The College will be a valued resource and leader in academic quality, cultural enrichment, and economic development characterized by continuous improvement, innovation, and community development. To fulfill the mission and vision, HCC is strongly committed to diversity, integrity, academic excellence, and achievement of individual and institutional goals. The College administration, faculty and staff are dedicated to building trust, respect and confidence among our colleagues, students and community members. Harford Community College is engaged in international and globalization initiatives designed to appreciate the world economic and social order and address attitudes and beliefs through contact with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds. International relationships foster cultural sensitivity, appreciation of different values and systems, attitudes and behavior, and provide insight into global interconnectedness that are essential to life and work success. Harford Community College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Histotechnology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association.

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Did You Know?
For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,280 per year for in-state students and $8,289 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland 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 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.