Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg

731 Old Harrisburg Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325-3403
Tel: (717)337-3855
1,699 students
Public institution
  • 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 American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg is the only community colleges within Adams County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto (16.90 miles away).

School Overview

Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg (PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associates--Public Urban-serving Multica Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 years but < 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,699 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,699 students 371 students
Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg Total Enrollment (2014-2015)
% Unknown races
100%
11%
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. 0.00 0.55
Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg Diversity Score (2014-2015)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71% 95%
Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2014-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,120 per year for in-state students and $11,370 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,915 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.