Harrisburg Area Community College Lancaster

Harrisburg Area Community College Lancaster

Harrisburg Area Community College is a community college located in Pennsylvania. Established in 1964, it was the first community college in Pennsylvania. HACC enrolls more than 55,000 students annually. The campus is spread across an area of 212 acres. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

HACC's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in a variety of sports like basketball, baseball and volleyball. The school's official mascot is the Hawk. The campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations.

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Contacting HACC Lancaster

Harrisburg Area Community College-Lancaster
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster , PA 17602
General Phone: (717) 293-5000

HACC Lancaster Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

HACC Lancaster Student Body

In 2007-2008, HACC Lancaster had a total enrollment of 6,333 students (3,755 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 8%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 22%
20-21 15%
22-24 13%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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


HACC Lancaster Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 52 %

HACC Lancaster Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lancaster, 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.

HACC Lancaster 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:
HACC Lancaster participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 327302)

HACC Lancaster Faculty

HACC Lancaster has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1124
Non-tenured and not on tenure track12

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*4$70,874
Instructorcalendar year0*7$63,596
All faculty totalcalendar year1*13$67,791

*: 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 year7$55,6612*
Associate professoracademic year5$51,3537$61,524
Assistant professoracademic year7$53,5589$50,668
Instructoracademic year6$41,81811$46,482
All faculty totalacademic year25$50,88829$52,555

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

HACC Lancaster Degree Programs (2007)

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HACC Lancaster Highlights

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What Sets HACC Lancaster Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Female % of student body
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Top 11%HACC Lancaster Female % of student body
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Top 12%HACC Lancaster Number of students

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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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