Harrisburg University Of Science And Technology

Overview of Harrisburg University Of Science And Technology

The main campus of Harrisburg University is in Harrisburg, PA (a small city). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Harrisburg University offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school students most commonly major in a field related to computer science and engineering, science.

Harrisburg University Selectivity

Harrisburg University does not accept everyone who applies.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, Harrisburg University had 162 enrolled students. The school has a larger minority student population than most schools.

Student Life

Many students are part-timers.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Harrisburg University

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
304 Market Street
Harrisburg , PA 17101-2208
General Phone: (717) 901-5152

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Harrisburg University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science6biotechnology, natural sciences, geological and earth sciences
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, information technology, computer security
Business and Management0electronic commerce
Security and Law Enforcement0forensic science

Number of programs and degrees for Harrisburg University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year16
Bachelor's degree85
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Master's degree21

Harrisburg University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Harrisburg University had a total enrollment of 162 students (137 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 57%
Part-Time 43%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 35%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 26%
20-21 24%
22-24 18%
25-29 10%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%

Harrisburg University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 63 %

Harrisburg University 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 University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Harrisburg University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,750
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,750
Books and supplies $ 2,200

Financial Aid:
Harrisburg University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3948300)

Harrisburg University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track64

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year3$77,2673$81,950
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$81,7174$80,025

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

Harrisburg University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Technology

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Natural Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Forensic Science and Technology

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Harrisburg University Highlights

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What Sets Harrisburg University Apart:

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Minority % of student body
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Top 16%Harrisburg University Minority % of student body

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