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Hartnell College Overview

Hartnell College is a public institution situated in Salinas, California. The location of Hartnell College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Hartnell College Known For?

2,519 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Hartnell College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.

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Hartnell 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#63 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#165 Most Popular 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 Hartnell College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Astronomy & Astrophysics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Graphic Communications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Health & Physical Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Hartnell College?

Location of Hartnell College

Contact details for Hartnell College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-755-6700
Website: www.hartnell.edu

How Do I Get Into Hartnell College?

You can apply to Hartnell College online at: www.hartnell.edu/application-admission-0

Since Hartnell 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 Hartnell College?

18.8% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Hartnell College is 18.8%. 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.

Hartnell College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,628 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,024 undergraduate students at Hartnell College, with 3,628 being full-time and 9,396 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Hartnell College

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,628 full-time undergraduates at Hartnell College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Hartnell College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hartnell College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 139
Black or African American 53
Hispanic or Latino 3,076
White 206
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 153

Over 12 countries are represented at Hartnell College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, France, and Mexico.

Online Learning at Hartnell College

433 Took All Classes Online
1,879 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,879 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 95th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Hartnell College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Hartnell College was 6.9%. This is the #1,529 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Hartnell College regardless of major.

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Criminal Justice & Corrections #260
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #296

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%.

Hartnell 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 0 693 800 1,493
General Psychology 0 115 0 115
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 88 22 110
Business Administration & Management 0 83 0 83
Human Development & Family Studies 0 41 21 62
Sociology 0 51 0 51
Computer Programming 0 40 5 45
Agricultural Economics & Business 8 25 10 43
Food Science Technology 43 0 0 43
Nursing 0 43 0 43
Graphic Communications 0 18 18 36
Health & Physical Education 0 33 0 33
Mathematics 0 28 0 28
History 0 26 0 26
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 25 25
Romance Languages 0 22 0 22
Physics 0 21 0 21
Political Science & Government 0 21 0 21
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 6 12 18
General Biology 0 17 0 17
General Agriculture 0 16 0 16
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 12 4 16
Allied Health Professions 0 15 0 15
Chemistry 0 15 0 15
Communication & Media Studies 0 14 0 14
Fine & Studio Arts 0 13 0 13
General English Literature 0 11 0 11
Economics 0 11 0 11
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 6 4 10
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 8 8
General Engineering 0 8 0 8
Precision Metal Working 0 4 4 8
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 0 8
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 6 0 6
Accounting 0 0 5 5
Mental & Social Health Services 0 2 2 4
Building Management & Inspection 1 1 1 3
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 1 2 3
Information Technology 0 1 1 2
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 2 0 2
Music 0 2 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 0 1 0 1
Industrial Production Technology 0 1 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 1 0 1
Carpentry 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 52 1,523 944 2,519

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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