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Harrisburg Area Community College Overview

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

What Is Harrisburg Area Community College Known For?

5,516 Full-Time Undergraduates
$12,147 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The associate's degree is the highest degree offered at HACC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 17% of the faculty were full-time.

Harrisburg Area Community College Rankings

HACC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that HACC has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for HACC

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,015
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,363
Best Colleges for Diversity 2,416

Where Is Harrisburg Area Community College?

Location of 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
Website: www.hacc.edu

How Do I Get Into HACC?

You can apply to HACC online at: https://start.hacc.edu/RecruitNewWFE/

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?

57% Take Out Loans
16.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of HACC is $12,147. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for HACC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,179 $11,237 $13,483 $15,335 $15,571

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 HACC, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $4,938 a year. That adds up to $19,752 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at HACC is 16.9%. 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.

Harrisburg Area Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,516 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 18,681 undergraduate students at HACC, with 5,516 being full-time and 13,165 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  HACC

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,516 full-time undergraduates at HACC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  HACC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HACC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 219
Black or African American 474
Hispanic or Latino 629
White 3,685
International Students 198
Other Races/Ethnicities 311

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

3,040 Took All Classes Online
6,835 Took At Least One Class Online
9.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,835 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.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of HACC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Harrisburg Area Community College was 9.3%. This is the #1,385 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at HACC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 3%
Architectural Engineering Technology 25%
Business Administration & Management 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Communication & Journalism 26%
Communication & Journalism (Other) 26%
Computer Information Systems 67%
Computer Software & Applications 18%
Engineering Technology (Other) 25%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 38%
General Business/Commerce 9%
General Social Sciences 4%
Geography & Cartography 50%
Human Development & Family Studies 38%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 16%
Liberal Arts General Studies 16%
Philosophy 50%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 50%
Social Sciences 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at HACC 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 HACC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Architectural Engineering Technology #4
Construction Engineering Technology #5
Engineering Technology (Other) #5
General Visual & Performing Arts #7
Communication & Journalism (Other) #7
Philosophy #10
General Sales & Marketing #14
Geography & Cartography #23
General Social Sciences #26
Computer Software & Applications #30
Philosophy & Religious Studies #44
Public Health #53
Visual & Performing Arts #56
Human Development & Family Studies #64
Engineering Technologies #79
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #80
Communication & Journalism #86
Computer Information Systems #94
General Business/Commerce #97
Social Sciences #109
Accounting #141
Health & Medical Administrative Services #180
Computer & Information Sciences #212
Liberal Arts General Studies #260
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #260
Business Administration & Management #466
Health Professions #492

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%.

Harrisburg Area Community College Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 19 0 0 0
Agricultural Production 2 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 2 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 62 0 0 0
Architectural Engineering Technology 3 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 8 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 207 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 8 0 0 0
Chemistry 7 0 0 0
Civil Engineering 5 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 2 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 16 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 35 0 0 0
Computer Science 4 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 24 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 22 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 1 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 95 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 6 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 21 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 18 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 1 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 11 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 23 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 6 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 1 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 16 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 10 0 0 0
Fire Protection 7 0 0 0
General Architecture 3 0 0 0
General Biology 9 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 126 0 0 0
General Engineering 25 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 1 0 0 0
General Psychology 30 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 17 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 73 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 20 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 3 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 40 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 2 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 20 0 0 0
Horticulture 1 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 15 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 11 0 0 0
Human Services 35 0 0 0
Information Technology 40 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 4 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 27 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 285 0 0 0
Mathematics 6 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 9 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 8 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 3 0 0 0
Nursing 423 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 7 0 0 0
Philosophy 4 0 0 0
Public Health 19 0 0 0
Robotics Engineering 16 0 0 0
Social Work 3 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 73 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 19 0 0 0
Total 4,040 0 0 0

References

*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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