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About HACC

College Fact Sheet

About the College

HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, established in 1964, is the largest and oldest of Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges, and is the sole institution of its kind serving the Central Pennsylvania region. The College serves nearly 21,000 degree-seeking and thousands more non-degree-seeking students each term through campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York as well as off-site learning locations and online through Virtual Learning.

HACC offers more than 150 academic, career associate and transfer degree programs, diploma and certificate programs. The College also offers workforce development programs such as allied health, computer training, fire training, law enforcement and safety, security programs and technology and trades. Many of the College's students come to HACC for affordable training for a specific career. More than one quarter (26.6 percent) of HACC students come to the College to transfer credits toward a bachelor's program to be continued at a four-year college or university. HACC has articulation agreements with many four-year institutions that allow students to transfer seamlessly from two years at HACC to the third year at the institution.

The average age of a full-time HACC student is 23.1 years old, and the average age of a part-time student is 28.1 years old. The majority of students, 62.7 percent, are female, compared to males, who number 37.3 percent. Most of HACC students, 70.6 percent, are Caucasian, with the next largest racial group, African Americans, encompassing 10.6 percent.

Mission and Vision Statements

Service Region
HACC serves the areas of Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, York and surrounding areas, including off-site learning locations. Local students and those throughout the country, and the world, study online at HACC through Virtual Learning. In terms of the total number of people in its service region, the College is the largest and oldest of Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges and is the only such institution serving the Central Pennsylvania region.

Locations
HACC has five physical campus locations.

Library@HACC

  • Five libraries on HACC Campuses offering access to physical collections, online resources, library staff expertise and computer hardware and software
  • Over 140,000 books, audiovisual materials, journal titles available on campus
  • Online databases, reference books, journals, and guides to resources available through the library website lib2.hacc.edu
  • HACC librarians provide one-on-one support to students – in person and via online chat when the libraries are open
  • HACC librarians teach more than 1,000 class sessions last year

Number of Employees

  • 62 full-time administrators
  • 179 full-time professionals
  • 13 part-time professionals
  • 327 full-time faculty
  • 1,184 part-time faculty
  • 310 full-time classified
  • 55 part-time classified
  • 2,130 total employees

2012-13 Operating Budget and 2013-14 Approved Budget

ENROLLMENTS

 

 

Type

Actual
2012-13

Approved
2013-14

Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored)

117,653 126,052

Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon)

261,636 262,148

Student Cr Hrs (Out of State)

9,578 9,389

Student Cr Hrs College in the High School

8,700 7,938

Subtotal Student Cr Hrs

397,566 405,527

School District - Cr Hrs

117,653 126,052



  

Actual

Approved

REVENUES 2012-13 2013-14

Tuition - Sponsored Students

$16,427,981

$17,932,206

Tuition - Nonsponsored Students

51,760,738

52,599,102

Tuition - Out-of-State

2,942,078

2,802,978

Fees - College in the High School

261,405

238,140

Fees - Instructional

8,632,021

11,008,979

Noncredit Student Fees

5,475,281

6,258,964

Comm of PA [Incl. base FTE plus Stipends]

29,664,165

29,664,165

School Districts

8,002,674

8,042,302

Sales

13,756,189

13,619,751

Other Income

8,006,346

8,470,978

 

 

 

Total Revenues Before Transfers In

144,928,878

150,637,565

EXPENDITURES

 

 

Wages 

72,489,557

77,707,539

Fringes

24,666,900

26,625,075

 

 

 

Total Payroll Expenditures

97,156,457

104,332,614

 

 

 

Operating Expenditures

 

 

  Cost of Sales

9,877,827

10,339,142

  Insurance

540,405

573,118

  Mailing Costs

330,407

533,862

  Telecommunications

534,134

574,947

  Utilities

3,933,360

4,462,138

  Bad debt

2,167,550

1,791,000

  Miscellaneous Expenses

967,422

954,126

  Library Expense

493,038

536,496

  Supplies

4,455,842

5,374,326

  Purchased Services

1,939,989

2,438,649

  Advertising

572,632

814,106

  Rentals/Leases

5,643,931

4,815,025

  Repair & Maintenance

1,043,288

1,475,988

  Professional Fees

2,312,158

1,892,291

  Meeting & Travel/Conf. Expenses

1,440,813

1,915,604

 

 

 

Total Operating Expenditures

36,252,796

38,490,818

 

 

 

Total Expenditures Before Transfers Out

133,409,253

142,823,432

 

 

 

Net Operating Increase (Decrease)

11,519,625

7,814,133

 

 

 

Non Operating Transfers Out

 

 

  Debt Service

5,903,251

7,293,508

  Plant Fund (Capital FF&E)

            198,425

                       -

Total Non Operating Transfers Out

          6,101,676

          7,293,508

 

 

 

Prior Period Adjustment

                       -

                       -

 

 

 

Net Change to Unrestricted Fund Balance

          5,324,659

            520,625

Net Change to Temporarily Restricted Fund Balance

              93,290

                       -

Net Change to Fund Balance

          5,417,949

            520,625

 

 

 

Fund Balance - Unrestricted at July 1

        20,766,076

        20,129,018

Fund Balance - Temporarily Restricted at July 1

            393,449

                       -

Fund Balance - Total at July 1

21,159,525

        20,129,018

 

 

 

Fund Balance - Unrestricted at June 30

26,090,735

        20,649,643

Fund Balance - Temporarily Restricted at June 30

486,739

                       -

Fund Balance - Total at June 30

26,577,474

        20,649,643

 

College Accreditation
The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Commission granted initial accreditation in April 1967. Currently, HACC is working to improve one area of concern and has submitted a Monitoring Report detailing how the College is resolving these issues. In the meantime, the College remains fully accredited.

Visit the Middle States Web page for more information. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized the College to award the associate degree, with specific programs receiving national accreditation. Some programs have earned special accreditation. For more information, visit InstitutionalEffectiveness.
Tuition and Fees
All Pennsylvania residents not residing in one of the 22 sponsored school districts will pay the non-sponsored tuition rate. A student must reside in Pennsylvania for one year to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. For more information on tuition and fees, visit Tuition and Fees .

Transfer Agreements
HACC has articulation agreements with many four-year institutions that allow students to transfer seamlessly from two years at HACC to the third year at the institution.


HACC Administration

Boards and Leadership

Academic Programs
HACC offers more than 150 academic, career associate degree and transfer degree programs, diploma and certificate programs. The College also offers workforce development programs, such as allied health, computer training, fire training, law enforcement, safety and security programs and technology and trades. The College awards Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, Certificates of Proficiency and Diplomas.

HACC offers degrees and certificates in a variety of subject areas that prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions and for specific occupations. The academic departments are:

  • Business Studies
  • Communications, Humanities  and the Arts
  • Engineering  and Technology
  • English
  • Health and Public Service
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Physical Science
  • Social Science

For a full list of academic programs, please visit the comprehensive list of the academic programs and disciplines offered by HACC (pdf).

HACC Foundation Support of the College
The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC.

Workforce Development
For more than 40 years, HACC has offered noncredit training in allied health, public safety, leadership and management, computer applications and information technology and manufacturing, as well as courses in adult education. The college provides customized training opportunities, hands-on learning experiences, and networking opportunities to businesses and individuals in the community.

Number of Students
In 2012-13, HACC served 20,780 degree-seeking and thousands more non-degree-seeking students.

Gender by Percent of Student Population

  • Female – 62.7 percent
  • Male – 37.3 percent

Fall 2013 figures

Attendance Status of Student Population

  • Full-time –31.3 percent
  • Part-time –68.7 percent

Fall 2013 figures

Age Groups by Percentage of Student Population
The average age of a full-time HACC student is 23.1 years old and the average age of a part-time student is 28.1 years old. Overall, the average age of an HACC student is 26.5 years old.

  • 19 years and under – 27.7 percent
  • 20 to 24 years - 29.3 percent
  • 25 to 29 years – 14.6 percent
  • 30 to 39 years – 15.8 percent
  • 40 to 49 years – 9.6 percent
  • 50 to 59 years – 3.4 percent
  • 60 and over – .5 percent

Fall 2013 figures

Racial Groups by Percentage of Student Population
(May not total 100 percent due to rounding of decimals)

  • African-American – 11.0 percent
  • American Indian or Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – .4 percent
  • Asian – 2.9 percent
  • Caucasian – 68.7 percent
  • Hispanic/Latino – 9.2 percent
  • Non-resident alien – 1.8 percent
  • Two or more races – 2.0 percent
  • Unknown – 4.0 percent

Fall 2013 figures

Program Enrollment of Student Population in Top Ten Majors

  • General Studies – 10.2 percent
  • Nursing NC – 8.9 percent
  • Business Administration – 5.6 percent
  • College in High School – 5.5 percent
  • General Studies, Undecided – 5.5 percent
  • Pre-Nursing – 4.8 percent
  • Nursing – 4.7 percent
  • Criminal Justice – 3.3 percent
  • Psychology – 2.7 percent
  • Business Management – 2.7 percent

Fall 2013 figures

Number of Graduates
Since its first commencement ceremony in 1964, HACC has graduated more than 48,170 students.
Data as of the 2012-13 school year

Percent of Student Population by Campus
(Virtual Campus students are included with their home campus)

  • Gettysburg Campus – 10.5 percent
  • Harrisburg Campus – 44.4 percent
  • Lancaster Campus – 23.6 percent
  • Lebanon Campus – 5.1 percent
  • York Campus – 16.4 percent

Fall 2013 figures