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College Fact Sheet

College Fact Sheet

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, was established in 1964. We are the first and largest of Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges. HACC is the sole institution of its kind serving the Central Pennsylvania region.

All data is from fall 2020.

 

How many students attend HACC?

HACC currently serves more than 15,350 degree-seeking students and more than 4,100 remedial and workforce development students.

Since its first commencement ceremony in 1964, HACC has welcomed thousands of students to the alumni family.

 

Where and how does HACC offer classes?

  • Adams County
  • Cumberland County
  • Dauphin County
  • Franklin County
  • Juniata County
  • Lancaster County
  • Lebanon County
  • Mifflin County
  • Perry County
  • Schuylkill County
  • York County
  • Five campuses: Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York
  • Off-site learning locations
  • Online instruction through Virtual Learning

The breakdown of student population by campus location is:

  • Gettysburg Campus: 10.5%
  • Harrisburg Campus: 45.9%
  • Lancaster Campus: 24.1%
  • Lebanon Campus: 3.9%
  • York Campus:15.6%

The percentages above include students enrolled in online classes.

Please note: HACC campuses are closed with the exception of hands-on portions of select classes until May 14, 2021.

 

Why do students come to HACC?

Students attend HACC to:


 

What are some unique facts about HACC?

  • We have the second largest active military and veteran population among public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.
  • We train a significant number of police, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, dental hygienists and other service providers who work in our 11-county region.
  • Fulbright scholars are among the faculty at HACC.
  • Our students are regularly selected to participate in the Bucknell Community College Scholarship Program.

 

What are the demographics of HACC students?

The average age of a HACC student is:

  • 22.8 years old for full-time
  • 25.7 years old for part-time
  • 24.9 years old for overall average

The age breakdown is:

  • 19 years and under: 35.8%
  • 20 to 24 years: 29.0%
  • 25 to 29 years: 13.6%
  • 30 to 39 years: 13.7%
  • 40 to 49 years: 5.4%
  • 50 to 59 years: 2.0%
  • 60 and over: 0.4%

The full-time to part-time breakdown is:

  • 28.1% full-time
  • 72.9% part-time

The gender breakdown is:

  • 67.0% female
  • 33.0% male

The racial groups by percentage of student population are:

  • African American: 9.3%
  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Caucasian: 65.9%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 11.8%
  • Non-resident alien:1.8%
  • Other: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 3.9%
  • Unknown: 2.5%

The breakdown of enrollment in the top five majors is:

 

What is HACC's purpose?

Our Purpose: Learning for all; learning for life.

Our 2019-22 Strategic Plan - One College, Uniting for Success – will guide the College in an ongoing transformation to better serve students, employees and our communities.

 

Does HACC have a library?

HACC has a library on each campus and online. The libraries offer:

  • Access to over 160,000 print books, journals and audiovisual materials.
  • Access to on-campus computers, as well as an extensive number of equipment for short-term at-home student use.
  • Online resources, including 62 academic databases, over 210,000 electronic books, journals, streaming media and research guides. You can access these online resources through the library website. Librarian research and instructional support is also available to student, staff and faculty through the website and via Chat hours by clicking on the “Ask Us” link on the Library main webpage.
  • Library staff expertise. HACC librarians provide one-on-one support. They do this in person and via online chat when the libraries are open. HACC librarians also teach more than 1,000 class sessions each year.

 

Is HACC accredited?

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits HACC. The Commission granted initial accreditation in April 1967, and accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2018.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized HACC to award the associate degree. Specific programs receive national accreditation. Some programs have earned special accreditation.

 

What is workforce development?

HACC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division serves businesses and individuals in the community. We provide:

  • Customized training opportunities
  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Networking opportunities

HACC has offered workforce development for more than 40 years. This includes non-credit training in:

  • Continuing education
  • Healthcare education
  • Information technology and computer applications
  • Leadership and management
  • Public safety training to include fire training, law enforcement training and emergency medical services training
     

What credentials can I earn from HACC?

HACC awards:

  • Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Associate in Science (AS)
  • Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificates of proficiency
  • Diplomas

HACC offers approximately 100 programs.

 

Will my credits transfer if I want to transfer to a four-year school after HACC?

HACC has articulation agreements with more than 69 institutions. These agreements allow students to transfer from two years at HACC to the third year at another institution.

 

Can I receive a reduced tuition rate if I am a Pennsylvania resident?

  • Many students can receive the in-state tuition rate. You must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least one year.
  • To receive a sponsored tuition rate, you must reside in one of the 22 sponsored school districts.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

 

Who makes up HACC's administration?

 

How many employees does HACC have

As of September 2020, HACC has:

  • 58 full- or part-time administrators
  • 185 full-time professionals
  • 8 part-time professionals
  • 274 full-time faculty
  • 514 part-time faculty (count excludes non-credit adjuncts)
  • 255 full-time classified
  • 37 part-time classified
  • 1,331 total employees

 

What is the HACC Foundation?

The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Established in 1985, it raises funds in support of HACC.

Learn more about the HACC Foundation.

 

View HACC's 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 Approved Budgets.

ENROLLMENTS

         

Type

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored)

81,940

79,429

73,653

57,384

44,163

Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon)

235,150

243,415

237,513

231,753

217,496

Student Cr Hrs (Out of State)

10,418

12,096

15,161

13,610

13,235

Student Cr Hrs (College in the High School)

7,511

7,815

9,917

9,589

9,007

Total Student Cr Hrs

335,019

342,755

336,244

312,336

283,901

           

REVENUES

         
 

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Tuition - Sponsored Student

$14,406,334

$14,082,716

$13,265,781

10,332,655

7,950,651

Tuition - Nonsponsored Student

49,158,555

52,006,860

51,518,621

51,418,530

48,259,026

Tuition - Out-of-State

2,493,024

3,096,577

3,970,886

3,633,069

3,532,944

Tuition - College in the High School

375,550

 

743,775

719,175

675,525

Tuition - Waivers and Discounts

(1,973,019)

(1,717,921)

(387,200)

(446,669)

(439,465)

Tuition - Dual Enrollment Waivers

(147,500)

(1,037,226)

(1,311,975)

(1,646,412)

(1,734,058)

Fees - Instructional

10,147,726

10,436,152

10,273,559

9,113,837

9,567,563

Noncredit Student Fees

6,579,421

6,716,310

7,439,923

7,621,944

7,600,656

Noncredit Fee Waivers and Discounts

   

(24,459)

(30,000)

(17,500)

Comm of PA [Incl. base FTE plus Stipends]

29,664,165

32,525,120

32,525,120

33,529,398

34,228,146

School Districts

4,000,000

4,000,000

4,096,000

4,190,208

4,299,153

Sales

11,782,380

12,116,983

12,767,652

12,280,676

9,786,354

Other Income

7,335,483

7,388,447

7,768,692

9,487,796

9,319,759

           

Total Revenues

135,942,638

140,004,768

142,646,375

140,204,207

133,028,754

           
           

EXPENDITURES

         

Wages

71,100,272

73,531,001

76,062,076

76,000,654

71,336,780

Fringes

27,237,757

28,394,880

30,426,298

29,304,651

26,854,069

           

Total Payroll Expenditures

98,338,029

101,925,881

106,488,374

105,305,305

98,190,849

           

Operating Expenditures

         

Cost of Sales

7,995,739

8,497,451

9,245,671

8,997,924

7,348,867

Insurance

738,302

783,463

805,953

776,263

770,672

Mailing Costs

418,855

394,573

347,206

343,414

246,190

Telecommunications

560,308

648,214

410,407

342,707

331,462

Utilities

3,509,811

3,478,115

3,888,801

3,408,614

3,515,369

Bad Debt

1,400,000

1,290,000

1,058,900

1,083,000

1,500,000

Miscellaneous Expenses

741,005

822,588

884,432

934,693

928,447

Library Expense

506,783

504,394

491,006

472,631

482,899

Supplies

5,211,001

5,143,934

4,733,421

4,738,314

4,462,117

Purchased Services

1,946,324

2,090,698

1,690,439

1,834,052

1,929,339

Advertising

1,043,200

920,375

912,519

904,264

855,650

Rentals/Leases

3,810,188

3,817,247

3,739,804

3,543,373

3,374,172

Repair & Maintenance

1,799,189

1,627,978

1,556,612

1,456,982

1,692,540

Professional Fees

1,792,441

1,320,078

974,381

1,032,670

1,275,805

Meeting & Travel/Conf. Expenses

1,201,810

1,188,829

1,207,615

1,135,329

1,029,639

           

Total Operating Expenditures

32,674,956

32,527,907

31,447,167

31,004,230

29,743,168

           

Net Operating Increase (Decrease)

4,929,653

5,550,980

4,710,834

3,894,672

5,094,737

           

Debt Service

4,827,843

5,114,781

6,430,729

6,667,798

6,801,881

Net Change to Fund Balance

$101,810

$436,199

(1,719,895)

(2,773,126)

(1,707,144)

Last updated:Nov 1, 2020