Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg

731 Old Harrisburg Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325-3403
Tel: (717)337-3855
  • 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 37%.
  • 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 ClassificationAssociates--Public Urban-serving MulticaBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelAt least 2 years but < 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
    Institution ControlPublicPrivate, 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 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
    Total Enrollment1,699 students571 students
    Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg Total Enrollment (2014-2016)
    % Unknown races
    100%
    10%
    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.0.000.57
    Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg Diversity Score (2014-2016)

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%94%
      Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2014-2016)
      Median Debt for Graduates-$13,000
      Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,246
      Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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