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Harrisburg Area Community College Overview

Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Area Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Harrisburg Area Community College Known For?

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  • Students at HACC have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at HACC.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 20% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Harrisburg Area Community College?


Contact details for HACC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Hacc Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999
Phone: 717-780-2300

How Do I Get Into HACC?

You can apply to HACC online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Harrisburg Area Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Harrisburg Area Community College?

45% Take Out Loans
3.6% 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 HACC, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $5,162 a year. That adds up to $20,648 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at HACC is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Harrisburg Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,683 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,023 undergraduate students at HACC, with 3,683 being full-time and 10,340 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 3,683 full-time undergraduates at HACC, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 200
Black or African American 317
Hispanic or Latino 499
White 2,286
International Students 110
Other Races/Ethnicities 271

Over 66 countries are represented at HACC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Harrisburg Area Community College

3,667 Took All Classes Online
7,305 Took At Least One Class Online
10.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 7,305 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 4th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of HACC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Harrisburg Area Community College was 10.1%. This is the #1,390 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at HACC regardless of major.

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%.


*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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