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IPEDS ID: 212878
OPE ID: 00327300
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Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 17110
General information:  (717) 780-2300
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  20,780 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Related Institutions:This is the parent institution of:
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2911,889
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,742$1,820$1,728$1,7280.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,000$8,091$8,184$7,884-3.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$17,127$18,450$18,731$18,710-0.1%
Off Campus with Family$9,127$10,359$10,547$10,8262.6%
Off Campus$19,622$20,175$20,546$20,6150.3%
Off Campus with Family$11,622$12,084$12,362$12,7313.0%
Off Campus$22,517$23,160$23,621$23,7800.7%
Off Campus with Family$14,517$15,069$15,437$15,8963.0%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid181981%————
Grant or scholarship aid64764%$2,693,873$4,164
Federal grants55955%$2,196,102$3,929
Pell grants55955%$2,169,242$3,881
Other federal grants9910%$26,860$271
State/local government grant or scholarships29829%$435,423$1,461
Institutional grants or scholarships889%$62,348$709
Student loan aid63362%$3,492,367$5,517
Federal student loans63062%$3,454,168$5,483
Other student loans91%$38,199$4,244
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid110,59948%$35,997,439$3,396
Pell grants9,33343%$28,932,869$3,100
Federal student loans11,46052%$75,260,547$6,567
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$8,435$10,202$10,211
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$7,358$8,927$9,212
$30,001 – $48,000$8,773$10,320$9,817
$48,001 – $75,000$11,391$12,697$12,059
$75,001 – $110,000$12,457$13,896$13,834
$110,001 and more$12,629$13,981$14,014
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)20,780
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment455
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 31%
Part-time: 69%Student Gender:
Male: 37%
Female: 63%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 57%
25 and over: 43%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 58%
Part-time students: 47%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 17 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 11%
Transfer-out rate: 18%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 13%
Female: 10%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 22%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 33%
White: 12%
Two or more races: 17%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
[Students who began in Fall 2009]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 3%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 10%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 15%
[Students who began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 4%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 11%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations-01
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-17
Viticulture and Enology-11
Category total-29
Architecture and Related Services
Category total--5
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--16
Category total--16
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management--8
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping4627
Actuarial Science--0
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-212
Banking and Financial Support Services-02
Business Administration and Management, General-0206d
Business/Commerce, General-0120d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--4
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management--2
Management Information Systems and Services, Other--9
Real Estate2-0
Restaurant/Food Services Management--0
Retailing and Retail Operations--1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General0-11d
Selling Skills and Sales Operations0--
Small Business Administration/Management013
Tourism and Travel Services Management-09
Category total169414d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician3--
Category total3--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other--0d
Mass Communication/Media Studies--2
Category total--2d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-041
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--0
Computer Science--8
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-022
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General1--
Information Technology-00
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-226
Category total1297
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other--0
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager0--
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector011
Construction Trades, General107
Plumbing Technology/Plumber-0-
Category total51919
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-374
Elementary Education and Teaching--13
Secondary Education and Teaching--9
Category total-396
Engineering, General--6
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering109
Structural Engineering-00
Category total1015
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician-07
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician009
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician012
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-010
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician--1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other01d7d
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-023
Solar Energy Technology/Technician-0-
Category total02d59d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging31-
Child Care Provider/Assistant1d0-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management-01
Category total4d11
Health Professions and Related Programs
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist--12
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-313
Dental Assisting/Assistant-17-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--17
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-011
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other--0
Dietitian Assistant0--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-110
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--0
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--0
Health Services Administration--16
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--26
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-101-
Medical/Clinical Assistant-411
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist--1
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist64--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--22
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--327
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--5
Surgical Technology/Technologist-09
Category total64136472
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--113
Criminal Justice/Police Science-120
Criminalistics and Criminal Science-00
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-06
Securities Services Administration/Management-0-
Category total-2139
Legal Professions and Studies
Court Reporting/Court Reporter-03
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-1656
Category total-1659
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--238d
Category total--238d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--1
Category total--1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-015
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician-02
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician141314
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology003
Category total141334
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--1
Environmental Studies--2
Category total--3
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef-11-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training-212
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager2--
Category total21312
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total--1d
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--6
Physical Sciences--2
Category total--8
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork000
Precision Metal Working, Other-0-
Welding Technology/Welder29-
Category total290
Psychology, General--23
Category total--23
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-246
Social Work--8
Category total-254
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography010
International Relations and Affairs--7
Social Sciences, General--74d
Category total0181d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--4
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry--2
Design and Visual Communications, General--12
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--3
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other0--
Graphic Design-113
Music Management0-12
Visual and Performing Arts, General--38
Category total0297
Grand total1122321,955
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division III MenWomen
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1967 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs(!)1/1/1987 -  Accredited
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs(!)5/1/1991 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)5/2/1985 -  Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/2/1991 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations202
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible002
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft010
  • For 2011, Line e. was changed from 1 to 0 as it was learned that statistics for the Harrisburg Campus (001) and the Midtown Center (006) had been incorrectly combined as both are considered separate campuses by ED definitions. The incident removed occurred as disclosed by the Harrisburg Police Department in the MIDTOWN ON CAMPUS jurisdiction and will be reflected for 2011 on that survey.
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate19.4%16.1%12.6%
Number in default1,162790556
Number in repayment5,9764,9014,379
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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