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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:  20,230 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty3031,622
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,820$1,728$1,728$1,7280.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,091$8,184$7,884$7,8840.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Off Campus$18,450$18,731$18,710$19,0511.8%
Off Campus with Family$10,359$10,547$10,826$11,1673.1%
Off Campus$20,175$20,546$20,615$20,8361.1%
Off Campus with Family$12,084$12,362$12,731$12,9521.7%
Off Campus$23,160$23,621$23,780$24,0911.3%
Off Campus with Family$15,069$15,437$15,896$16,2072.0%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid188686%————
Grant or scholarship aid69567%$3,063,698$4,408
Federal grants62461%$2,549,831$4,086
Pell grants62461%$2,524,231$4,045
Other federal grants777%$25,600$332
State/local government grant or scholarships32131%$473,867$1,476
Institutional grants or scholarships565%$40,000$714
Student loan aid65564%$3,497,467$5,340
Federal student loans65063%$3,464,827$5,331
Other student loans71%$32,640$4,663
  • 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 aid110,23349%$35,251,938$3,445
Pell grants9,08444%$28,261,130$3,111
Federal student loans10,91653%$66,382,722$6,081
  • 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$10,202$10,211$10,332
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$8,927$9,212$9,289
$30,001 – $48,000$10,320$9,817$9,798
$48,001 – $75,000$12,697$12,059$12,546
$75,001 – $110,000$13,896$13,834$13,997
$110,001 and more$13,981$14,014$14,305
  • 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.
  • Over half of HACC students qualify for grants from the federal and state government - and many receive enough funding to cover their entire tuition bill resulting in a decreased reliance on loans to finance their education. To be considered for the maximu
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)20,230
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment866
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 30%
Part-time: 70%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: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
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: 1%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 20%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 70%
  • 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: 52%
Part-time students: 43%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 33 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 10%
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: 12%
Female: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 12%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
[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: 16%
[Began in Fall 2011]
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: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
  • 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-03
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-13
Viticulture and Enology-12
Category total-28
Architecture and Related Services
Category total--1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--21
Category total--21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management--7
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping4223
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-56
Banking and Financial Support Services-01
Business Administration and Management, General-0200d
Business/Commerce, General-0118d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--8
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other-00
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management--8
Management Information Systems and Services, Other--10
Real Estate1-0
Restaurant/Food Services Management--0
Retailing and Retail Operations--0
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General0-13d
Selling Skills and Sales Operations0--
Small Business Administration/Management012
Tourism and Travel Services Management-04
Category total198400d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician6--
Category total6--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other--1d
Mass Communication/Media Studies--0
Category total--1d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-331
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--1
Computer Science--2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-218
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General1--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-120
Category total1672
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other--0
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager0--
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector011
Construction Trades, General203
Plumbing Technology/Plumber-0-
Category total62518
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-281
Elementary Education and Teaching--6
Secondary Education and Teaching--22
Category total-2109
Engineering, General--11
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering015
Structural Engineering-00
Category total0116
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician-010
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician009
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician412
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-09
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician--1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other01d6d
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-016
Solar Energy Technology/Technician-1-
Category total43d53d
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Adult Development and Aging21-
Child Care Provider/Assistant4d1-
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management-24
Category total6d44
Health Professions and Related Programs
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist--15
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-510
Dental Assisting/Assistant-15-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--24
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-08
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other--0
Dietitian Assistant0--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-51
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--0
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--2
Health Services Administration--22d
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--38
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-82-
Medical/Clinical Assistant-814
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist--1
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist50--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--24
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--389
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--9
Surgical Technology/Technologist-09
Category total50115567d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--97
Criminal Justice/Police Science-319
Criminalistics and Criminal Science-00
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-17
Securities Services Administration/Management-0-
Category total-4123
Legal Professions and Studies
Court Reporting/Court Reporter-00
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-1565
Category total-1565
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--226d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--1
Category total--227d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--4
Category total--4
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-515
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician-15
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician91726
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology001
Category total92347
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--1
Environmental Studies--0
Category total--1
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef-7-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training-018
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager7--
Category total7718
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total--3d
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--6
Physical Sciences--2
Category total--8
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork100
Precision Metal Working, Other-0-
Welding Technology/Welder110-
Category total2100
Psychology, General--25
Category total--25
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-432
Social Work--14
Category total-446
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography310
International Relations and Affairs--1
Social Sciences, General--85d
Category total3186d
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--6
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry--0
Design and Visual Communications, General--5
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--4
Graphic Design-012
Music Management0-6
Visual and Performing Arts, General--26
Category total0172
Grand total1132311,995
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 667
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 5
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $3,860
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $1,542
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division III MenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country24
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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations022
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible021
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft100
  • 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 Year201220112010
Default rate16.1%19.4%16.1%
Number in default1,1481,162790
Number in repayment7,1025,9764,901
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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