Harrisburg Area Community College-Lancaster
- HACC's Lancaster Campus offers a variety of concurrent enrollment programs for qualified high school students. Concurrent enrollment high school programs offer courses that award both college credit and high school credit, so taking a college course may count towards high school graduation. Students may choose to take courses on a HACC campus through the HACCVantage. Or they may take HACC courses at their high school, if available, through the College in the High School program.
|Harrisburg Area Community College-Lancaster||(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 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Enrollment||4,952 students||618 students|
|% Unknown races|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid||72%||94%|
|Median Debt for Graduates||-||-|
|Median Debt for Dropouts||-||-|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Harrisburg Area Community College-Lancaster is Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (1.1 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 913 students | 1.10 Mi750 E King St
Lancaster,  PA  17602
- 1,447 students | 1.90 Mi410 N Lime Street
Lancaster,  PA  17602
- 224 students | 2.20 Mi204 N Prince St
Lancaster,  PA  17608
- 1,677 students | 21.00 Mi1405 Williams Road
York,  PA  17402
- 1,269 students | 22.20 Mi735 Cumberland St
Lebanon,  PA  17042
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