Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg

Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg

Harrisburg Area Community College is a public community college, established in 1964. The university recieved accreditation in 1967, and serves about 18,000 undergraduate students. The main campus is located in Harrisburg, and covers more than 200 acres. The other locations include:

  • Gettysburg Campus
  • Lebanon Campus
  • York Campus

HACC awards Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science and Associate in Arts degrees and diplomas.

HACC's mascot is the Hawks, and its sports teams participate in volleyball, basketball, team tennis, soccer and golf. The college has more than 25,000 distinguished alumni.

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Contacting Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
Harrisburg , PA 17110-2999
General Phone: (717) 780-2300

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Harrisburg Area Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management373business, business management, accounting technology, accounting and management, small business management, banking, management information systems, actuarial science, sales and marketing, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine332EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts214general studies, social services, international relations
Medical Support and Technology194dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, cardiovascular tech, nuclear medical tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, ...
Education and Teaching148elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Security and Law Enforcement101corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, security services management, fire-fighting
Law60legal assistant
Family and Social Work60foodservice management, adult development and aging, child care provider, human services, social work
Computer Science and Engineering52computer and info science, information technology, data processing tech, computer science, web design, computer networking, computer support
Art Studies51visual and performing arts, art studies
Mechanics and Repair46computer repair, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Construction Trades41construction, electrician, building inspector, construction manager, building inspection and management
Engineering Technician39architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, engineering-related tech, CAD and design, engineering technician ...
Therapy and Counseling31psychology
Design29design and visual communication, graphic design
Science26biology, physical sciences, chemistry
Photography and Commercial Art18photography
Medical Administration15health care administration, medical records tech, health services administration
Music15music, music management
Cooking and Culinary Arts15pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management
Office and Administration13data entry, administrative assistant
Media13mass communication, journalism, recording arts tech
Real Estate and Construction Management7real estate
Hospitality7hospitality management, tourism and travel, hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4dietitian assistant, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Architecture and Planning3architecture
Production Trades3welding, precision metal working, cabinetmaking
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural operations
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental studies, environmental science
Fine Arts1crafts and folk art, fine arts studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18843
Associate's degree1,62087
Award of less than 1 academic year11430

Harrisburg Area Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Harrisburg Area Community College had a total enrollment of 9,774 students (6,459 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 11%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 17%
22-24 13%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

New Jersey1%

Harrisburg Area Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 49 %

Harrisburg Area Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Harrisburg Area Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,790
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,505
Books and supplies $ 1,586

Financial Aid:
Harrisburg Area Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 327300)

Harrisburg Area Community College Faculty

Harrisburg Area Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2937
Non-tenured and not on tenure track69

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$92,6594$79,454
Associate professorcalendar year0*3$70,022
Assistant professorcalendar year2*4$66,536
Instructorcalendar year5$57,0619$54,967
All faculty totalcalendar year12$73,66720$64,437

*: 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 year42$73,60331$68,503
Associate professoracademic year17$54,24317$57,142
Assistant professoracademic year12$47,80713$50,014
Instructoracademic year19$41,23029$44,376
All faculty totalacademic year90$59,67290$55,912

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

Harrisburg Area Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Business/Management
Actuarial Science
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering-Related Technologies, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Services, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Dietitian Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Precision Metal Working, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Securities Services Administration/Management

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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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
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