Harford Community College

Harford Community College

Harford Community College is a co-educational community college located in Bel Air, Maryland. The college was founded in 1957 and stretches over more than 330 acres of land.

The academic divisions of HCC include:

  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Business, Computing and Applied Technology
  • Continuing Education & Training
  • Human Development, Health & Physical Education
  • Library & Informational Resources
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Visual, Performing and Applied Arts

HCC's sports teams are known as the Fighting Owls and its official mascot is Screech the fighting owl. The men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. Women's teams participate in basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

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Contacting Harford Community College

Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air , MD 21015-1698
General Phone: (410) 836-4000

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Harford Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts266liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, political science and government
Business and Management110business, business management, accounting technology, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine106registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Education and Teaching39education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, physics teaching
Design21design and visual communication, interior design
Law18legal studies, legal assistant
Medical Support and Technology9medical assistant, electroencephalographic tech
Media9communications tech courses
Science and Laboratory Technician7science tech
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, computer applications programming
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial photography
Engineering Technician6industrial production tech, drafting, CAD and design
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and police

Number of programs and degrees for Harford Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree59026
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years139
Award of less than 1 academic year145

Harford Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Harford Community College had a total enrollment of 5,841 students (3,205 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 12%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 34%
20-21 17%
22-24 11%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Harford Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 49 %

Harford Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Bel Air, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Harford Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,881
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,729
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Harford Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 207500)

Harford Community College Faculty

Harford Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track617
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1821

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$84,5835$80,970
Associate professoracademic year10$71,78610$63,277
Assistant professoracademic year6$50,70515$56,188
Instructoracademic year1*1*
No academic rankacademic year18$44,48020$43,952
All faculty totalacademic year47$61,43151$55,078

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Harford Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports283260

Harford Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, Other

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Tech/Tech
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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What Sets Harford Community College Apart:

Number of students
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Top 13%Harford Community College Number of students
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Harford Community College % of degrees in business and management
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Harford Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Harford Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Harford Community College % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Harford Community College % of degrees in law

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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