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College Fact Sheet



College Fact Sheet

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, was established in 1964. We are the largest and oldest of Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges. HACC is the sole institution of its kind serving the Central Pennsylvania region.

How many students attend HACC?

Since its first commencement ceremony in 1964, HACC has graduated 54,761 students as of June 30, 2015.

HACC currently serves nearly 19,000 degree-seeking students and more than 6,000 workforce development students.

Where and how does HACC offer classes?

The breakdown of student population by campus location is:

  • Gettysburg Campus: 10.9 percent
  • Harrisburg Campus: 44.9 percent
  • Lancaster Campus: 21.9 percent
  • Lebanon Campus: 6.3 percent
  • York Campus: 16.1 percent

The percentages above include students enrolled in online classes.

Why do students come to HACC?

Students attend HACC to:


What are some unique facts about HACC?

  • We have the second largest active military and veteran population among public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.
  • We train a significant number of police, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, dental hygienists and other service providers who work in our 10-county region.
  • Fulbright scholars are among the faculty at HACC.
  • Our students are regularly selected to participate in the Bucknell Community College Scholarship Program.
  • We were one of the first six educational institutions to provide full iTunes U  courses along with Duke University, Stanford University, Yale University, MIT and Open University.

What are the demographics of HACC students?

The  average age of a HACC student is:

  • 23.3 years old for full-time
  • 27.9 years old for part-time
  • 26.7 years old for overall average

The age breakdown is:

  • 19 years and under: 24.1 percent
  • 20 to 24 years: 32.7 percent
  • 25 to 29 years: 14.7 percent
  • 30 to 39 years: 16.3 percent
  • 40 to 49 years: 8.5 percent
  • 50 to 59 years: 3.2 percent
  • 60 and over: 0.5 same percent

The  full-time to part-time breakdown is:

  • 27.7 percent full-time
  • 72.3 percent part-time

The gender breakdown is:

  • 62.0 percent female
  • 38.0 percent male

The racial groups by percentage of student population are:

  • Caucasian: 68.0 percent
  • African-American: 11.3 percent
  • Hispanic/Latino: 9.8 percent
  • Asian: 3.2 percent
  • Two or more races: 2.7 percent
  • Unknown: 2.5 percent
  • Non-resident alien: 2.0 percent
  • American Indian or Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.58 percent

The breakdown of enrollment in the top 5 majors is:


What is HACC's mission and vision?

HACC's Vision Statement
HACC will be the first choice for a quality and accessible higher education opportunity.

HACC's Mission Statement
Creating opportunities and transforming lives to shape the future —together. 

Does HACC have a library?

HACC has a library on each campus and online. The libraries offer:

  • Over 140,000 books, audiovisual materials and journal titles in the libraries on the five campuses.
  • Computers to use on campus and a limited number for short-term use at home.
  • Online resources, including online databases, reference books, journals and guides. You can access these resources through the library website. Librarian support is also available through the website when the library is closed by clicking on  the “Ask Us” link on the website.

Library staff expertise. HACC librarians provide one-on-one support. They do this in person and via online chat when the libraries are open. HACC librarians also teach more than 1,000 class sessions each year.

Is HACC accredited?

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits HACC. The Commission granted initial accreditation in April 1967.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized HACC to award the associate degree. Specific programs receive national accreditation. Some programs have earned special accreditation.

What is workforce development?

HACC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division serves businesses and individuals in the community. We provide:

  • Customized training opportunities
  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Networking opportunities

HACC has offered workforce development for more than 40 years. This includes non-credit training in:

  • Adult education
  • Allied health
  • Fire training
  • Information technology and computer applications
  • Leadership and management
  • Information technology and manufacturing
  • Public safety and security: law enforcement, emergency medical services and fire

What credentials can I earn from HACC?

HACC awards:

  • Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Associate in Science (AS)
  • Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees
  • Certificates of proficiency
  • Diplomas

HACC offers more than 130 programs.


Will my credits transfer if I want to transfer to a four-year school after HACC?

HACC has articulation agreements with 65 institutions. These agreements allow students to transfer from two years at HACC to the third year at another institution.

Can I receive a reduced tuition rate if I am a Pennsylvania resident?

  • Many students can receive the in-state tuition rate. You must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least one year.
  • To receive a sponsored tuition rate, you must reside in one of the 22 sponsored school districts.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Who makes up HACC's administration?


How many employees does HACC have?

  • 72 full- or part-time administrators
  • 177 full-time professionals
  • 9 part-time professionals
  • 336 full-time faculty
  • 916 part-time faculty
  • 313 full-time classified
  • 53 part-time classified
  • 1,876 total employees

What is the HACC Foundation? 

The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Established in 1985, it raises funds in support of HACC.

Learn more about the HACC Foundation.

View  the 2014-15 Operating Budget and 2015-16 Approved Budget

 

ENROLLMENTS

Actual

Budget

Type

2014-15

2015-16

  Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored)

84,945

98,930

  Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon)

227,729

245,534

  Student Cr Hrs (Out of State)

8,840

10,091

  Student Cr Hrs (College in the High School)

8,123

8,408

Total Student Cr Hrs

329,637

362,963

  School District - Cr Hrs

84,945

98,930

 

 

 

REVENUES

Actual 

Budget

 

2014-15

2015-16

  Tuition - Sponsored Students

  $14,739,095

$16,065,893 

  Tuition - Nonsponsored Students

51,570,893

50,583,503

  Tuition - Out-of-State

3,137,969

2,497,516

  Tuition - College in the High School

241,890

420,400

  Fees

10,361,107

10,902,999

  Noncredit Student Fees

5,724,790

6,209,027

  Comm of PA [Incl. base FTE plus Stipends]

30,153,518

29,664,165

  School Districts

6,000,000

5,000,000

  Sales

11,599,723

11,731,916

  Other Income

7,343,182

7,116,510

 

 

 

Total Revenues Before Transfers In

140,872,166

140,191,929

Transfers In

 

 

   ACA

19,489,408

20,959,481

   Fund Balance Allocation  from Virtual

9,186,769

9,507,834

   Harrisburg Allocation

         600,000  

452,179

   Facilities Allocation (Noncredit,  Bookstore)

346,459

340,527

   Facilities Support Staff Allocation

35,000  

35,000

Transfers In

29,657,636

31,295,021

 

 

 

Total Revenues & Transfers In

170,529,802

171,486,950

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

  Wages

75,181,498

74,253,143

  Fringes

24,768,448

26,827,740

 

 

 

Total Payroll Expenditures

99,949,946

101,080,883

 

 

 

Operating Expenditures

 

 

  Cost of Sales

8,402,752

8,486,618

  Insurance

686,947

745,134

  Mailing Costs

245,572

330,900

  Telecommunications

418,198

441,689

  Utilities

3,307,545

3,776,878

  Bad Debt

914,164

1,000,000

  Miscellaneous Expenses (credit card fees, real estate taxes, etc.)

894,999

788,253

  Library Expense

524,966

496,383

  Supplies

4,716,476

5,179,829

  Purchased Services

1,651,687

2,077,507

  Advertising

1,238,073

898,756

  Rentals/Leases

3,643,733

3,847,264

  Repair & Maintenance

1,488,679

1,806,802

  Professional Fees

2,253,867

1,950,460

  Meeting & Travel/Conf. Expenses

1,390,817

       1,602,245

 

 

 

Total Operating Expenditures

31,778,474

33,428,718

 

 

 

Total Expenditures Before Transfers Out

131,728,420

134,509,601

Operating Transfers Out

 

 

   ACA

      19,489,408

20,959,481

   Fund Balance Allocation (Virtual)

9,186,769

9,507,834

   Facilities Allocation

346,459

340,527

   Facilities Support Staff Allocation

35,000  

35,000

   Harrisburg Allocation

600,000    

452,179

Operating Transfers Out

29,657,636

31,295,021

 

 

 

Total Operating Expenditures & Transfers Out

161,386,056

165,804,622

 

 

 

Net Operating Increase (Decrease)

9,143,747

5,682,328

 

 

 

Non Operating Transfers Out

 

 

   Debt Service

4,831,948

4,723,607

   Plant Fund - Capital FF&E

-

  -  

 

 

 

Total Non Operating Transfers Out

4,831,948

4,723,607

 

 

 

Prior Period Adjustment

-

  -  

 

 

 

Net Change to  Unrestricted Fund Balance

4,577,118

958,721

Net Change to Temporarily Restricted Fund Balance

(265,319)

-  

Net Change to Fund Balance

4,311,799

958,721

 

 

 

Unrestricted Fund Balance at July 1, 2014

30,699,880

30,566,892

Temporarily Restricted Fund Balance at
July 1, 2014

163,947

-  

TOTAL FUND BALANCE AT JULY 1, 2014

30,863,827

30,566,892

 

 

 

Unrestricted Fund Balance at June 30, 2015

35,276,998

31,525,613

Temporarily Restricted Fund Balance at June 30, 2015

(101,372)  

-  

 

 

 

TOTAL FUND BALANCE AT JUNE 30, 2015

35,175,626

31,525,613

Last updated: Apr 14, 2016