Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg

  • Established on February 14, 1964 as Harrisburg Area Community College, HACC is devoted to the community and the individual. HACC's devotion to the community stems directly from our mission, which is to foster educational, cultural, work force development, and economic growth of the college service areas. The vehicle by which we do this is to give each of our students (the individuals) the tools and environment to develop his or her own unique potential. As careers depend more and more upon the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, adults seek courses and programs to better prepare themselves, obtaining the skills and knowledge that will lead them to lucrative careers and high-demand employment opportunities.

School Highlights

Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg serves 1,699 students
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Placements

Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates--Public Urban-serving MulticaBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 years but < 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit

Student Body

The student population of Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,699 students618 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg and community college average number of enrollment of PA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
100%
10%
Diversity Score0.000.57
This chart display the diversity score of Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg and the community college average diversity score of PA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg is Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto (17.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.