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Harcum College Overview

Harcum College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The suburban atmosphere of Bryn Mawr makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Harcum College Known For?

365 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at Harcum College may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 8 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Harcum College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 27% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Harcum College with a bachelor's degree make about $45,100 a year. That's 11% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Harcum College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Harcum College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#229 Best Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Harcum College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Child Development & Family Studies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Human Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Public & Social Service Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Dental Support Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Dental Support Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Allied Health Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#124 Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Harcum College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Dental Assisting/Assistant Schools College Factual
#12 Best Physical Therapy Assistant Schools College Factual
#30 Best Dental Support Services Schools College Factual
#32 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual
#52 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools College Factual
#63 Best Healthcare Associate Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Harcum College?


Contact details for Harcum College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3476
Phone: 610-525-4100

How Do I Get Into Harcum College?

You can apply to Harcum College online at:

Since Harcum College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Harcum College?

77% Take Out Loans
19.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Harcum College, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $7,891 a year. That adds up to $31,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Harcum College is 19.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Harcum College Undergraduate Student Diversity

719 Full-Time Undergraduates
83% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,150 undergraduate students at Harcum College, with 719 being full-time and 431 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 719 full-time undergraduates at Harcum College, 17% are male and 83% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Harcum College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 333
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 208
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Over 22 countries are represented at Harcum College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Serbia, and Canada.

Online Learning at Harcum College

581 Took All Classes Online
995 Took At Least One Class Online
661.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 995 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Harcum College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 99th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Harcum College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Harcum College was 661.8%. This is the #142 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Harcum College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Harcum College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Harcum College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Harcum College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #1
Health Professions #40

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Harcum College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Human Services 70 0 70
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 60 0 60
Dental Support Services 39 12 51
Human Development & Family Studies 45 0 45
Business Administration & Management 24 0 24
Liberal Arts General Studies 24 0 24
Animal Science 22 0 22
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 14 0 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 13 0 13
Nursing 12 0 12
Design & Applied Arts 9 0 9
Allied Health Professions 5 0 5
Health Sciences & Services 5 0 5
General Sales & Marketing 4 0 4
Health & Physical Education 4 0 4
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 2 0 2
Accounting 1 0 1
Marketing 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 353 12 365


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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