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Harford Community College Overview

Harford Community College is a public institution situated in Bel Air, Maryland. Harford Community College is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

What Is Harford Community College Known For?

979 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Harford Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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Harford Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#165 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Online Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Online General Business/Commerce Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Harford Community College?

Location of Harford Community College

Contact details for Harford Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015-1698
Phone: 443-412-2000

How Do I Get Into Harford Community College?

You can apply to Harford Community College online at:

Harford Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Harford Community College?

17% Take Out Loans
8.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Harford Community College, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $5,057 a year. That adds up to $20,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Harford Community College is 8.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Harford Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,993 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,865 undergraduate students at Harford Community College, with 1,993 being full-time and 3,872 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Harford Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,993 full-time undergraduates at Harford Community College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Harford Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Harford Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 64
Black or African American 297
Hispanic or Latino 117
White 1,393
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 87

Over 27 countries are represented at Harford Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Australia, and Spain.

Online Learning at Harford Community College

770 Took All Classes Online
2,292 Took At Least One Class Online
6.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,292 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 11th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Harford Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Harford Community College was 6.4%. This is the #1,567 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Harford Community College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 10%
Design & Applied Arts 27%
General Business/Commerce 9%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1%
Liberal Arts General Studies 1%
Visual & Performing Arts 17%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Management Information Systems #49
Information Technology #81
General Business/Commerce #122
Computer & Information Sciences #259
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #333
Liberal Arts General Studies #333

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%.

Harford Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 401 0 401
General Business/Commerce 0 129 0 129
Nursing 0 115 0 115
Information Technology 6 36 23 65
Design & Applied Arts 2 39 0 41
Management Information Systems 0 32 0 32
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 22 7 29
Business Administration & Management 0 20 0 20
General Engineering 0 17 0 17
Accounting 9 4 2 15
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 15 0 15
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 11 4 0 15
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 13 0 13
Other Communication Technology 0 12 0 12
Computer Information Systems 0 9 0 9
General Education 0 9 0 9
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 8 0 8
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 7 0 7
Computer Programming 0 0 4 4
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 4 0 4
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 4 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 3 0 0 3
Legal Support Services 0 0 3 3
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 0 0 2
Marketing 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 2
Allied Health Professions 0 1 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 35 905 39 979


*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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