Hartnell College

Hartnell College

Hartnell College, located in California, is a two-year community college founded in 1920. The main campus of the university is situated in South Salinas. Apart from this, the other campuses can be found in

  • Alisal (East Salinas)
  • King City
  • Natividad Medical Center, and

The university offers academic programs to help students earn professional certificates or associates degrees. The college offers majors in various fields. Some of them are:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Health Technology
  • Astronomy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Foreign languages
  • Computer
  • History
  • Music
  • Welding

The Hartnell College mascot is the Panther, and the sports teams of the university participate in soccer, football, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball and various other athletic events.

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Contacting Hartnell

Hartnell College
411 Central Avenue
Salinas , CA 93901
General Phone: (831) 755-6700

Hartnell Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts254minority and gender studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, history
Family and Social Work65child development, human services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement49corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Therapy and Counseling32psychology, psychology courses, substance abuse counseling
Business and Management18business management, accounting, banking
Office and Administration10administrative assistant
Science10biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Medical Support and Technology7veterinary assistant, physician assistant, medical lab tech
Media7digital communications
Mechanics and Repair5electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Construction Trades5construction, carpentry, electrician, construction manager
Engineering Technician4water quality and recycling tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Real Estate and Construction Management3real estate
Art Studies2art studies
Production Trades2welding, cabinetmaking
Photography and Commercial Art1photography, drawing
Education and Teaching1teacher aide
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture, agricultural operations
Design0graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering0computer programming, web design, system administration
Medical Administration0health unit coordinator
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Fine Arts0sculpture
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Hartnell in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree44148
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years038
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9516

Hartnell Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hartnell had a total enrollment of 9,890 students (5,023 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 24%
Black 3%
Hispanic 53%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 18%
20-21 13%
22-24 10%
25-29 11%
30-34 9%
35-39 10%
40-49 15%
50-64 8%
65+ 2%

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

State unknown3%

Hartnell Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 35 %

Hartnell Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hartnell Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 616
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,446
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Hartnell participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 120900)

Hartnell Faculty

Hartnell has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track88
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year51$78,19148$77,220
All faculty totalacademic year51$78,19148$77,220

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

Hartnell Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Construction Trades, General

Graphic Design

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

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Services, General

Fine Arts

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Physician Assistant
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Hartnell Highlights

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What Sets Hartnell Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 17%Hartnell % of degrees in mathematics
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Top 18%Hartnell Minority % of student body
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Top 19%Hartnell Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
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Top 20%Hartnell Number of degree programs

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

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