• 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 5,705 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,705 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,083
  • Out-state tuition: $7,171
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 561 teachers has grown by 177% over five years.
Harford Community College
(MD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
561 staff
378 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Harford Community College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Harford Community College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,705 students
3,876 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,932 students
1,089 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,773 students
2,787 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
438 students
305 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,932 students
1,061 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,773 students
3,330 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
232 students
% Asian
3%
6%
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% Hispanic
6%
12%
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% Black
16%
30%
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% White
69%
41%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.49
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.74%
3.35%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,700
$36,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,083 is less than the state average of $7,307. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,171 is less than the state average of $9,316. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,083
$7,307
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,171
$9,316
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
57%
73%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$10,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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How much does Harford Community College cost?

Harford Community College's tuition is approximately $5,083 for In-State students and $7,171 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,705 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,083
  • Out-state tuition: $7,171
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Maryland public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,307 per year for in-state students and $9,316 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Maryland community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Montgomery College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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