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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: 10.6 percent
  • Harrisburg Campus: 44.4 percent
  • Lancaster Campus: 23.0 percent
  • Lebanon Campus: 5.7 percent
  • York Campus: 16.2 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:

  • 22.5 years old for full-time
  • 27.3 years old for part-time
  • 25.9 years old for overall average

The age breakdown is:

  • 19 years and under: 30.0 percent
  • 20 to 24 years: 30.4 percent
  • 25 to 29 years: 13.8 percent
  • 30 to 39 years: 14.7 percent
  • 40 to 49 years: 7.5 percent
  • 50 to 59 years: 2.9 percent
  • 60 and over: 0.6 percent

The  full-time to part-time breakdown is:

  • 28.5 percent full-time
  • 71.5 percent part-time

The gender breakdown is:

  • 64.1 percent female
  • 35.9 percent male

The racial groups by percentage of student population are:

  • Caucasian: 68.1 percent
  • African-American: 10.5 percent
  • Hispanic/Latino: 10.4 percent
  • Asian: 3.4 percent
  • Two or more races: 3.1 percent
  • Unknown: 2.1 percent
  • Non-resident alien: 2.0 percent
  • American Indian or Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.04 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 125 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?

  • 63 full- or part-time administrators
  • 173 full-time professionals
  • 11 part-time professionals
  • 324 full-time faculty
  • 970 part-time faculty (count excludes non-credit adjuncts)
  • 310 full-time classified
  • 54 part-time classified
  • 1,905 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 2015-16 Operating Budget and 2016-17 Approved Budget

 

ENROLLMENTS

 

 

Type

2015-16

2016-17

Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored)

98,930

81,940

Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon)

245,534
235,150

Student Cr Hrs (Out of State)

10,091
10,418

Student Cr Hrs (College in the High School)

8,408
7,511

Total Student Cr Hrs

362,963
335,019

 

 

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

2015-16

2016-17

Tuition - Sponsored Students

$16,065,893
$14,406,334

Tuition - Nonsponsored Students

50,583,503
49,158,555

Tuition - Out-of-State

2,497,516
2,493,024

Fees - College in the High School

420,400
375,550

Fees - Instructional

10,902,999
10,147,726

Noncredit Student Fees

6,209,027
6,579,421

Comm of PA [Incl. base FTE plus Stipends]

29,664,165

29,664,165

School Districts

5,000,000
4,000,000

Sales

11,731,916
11,782,380

Other Income

7,116,510
7,335,483

 

 

 

Total Revenues

140,191,929
135,942,638

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

Wages

74,253,143
71,100,272

Fringes

26,827,740
27,237,757

 

 

 

Total Payroll Expenditures

101,080,883
98,338,029

 

 

 

Operating Expenditures

 

 

Cost of Sales

8,486,618
7,995,739

Insurance

745,134
738,302

Mailing Costs

330,900
418,855

Telecommunications

441,689
560,308

Utilities

3,776,878
3,509,811

Bad Debt

1,000,000
1,400,000

Miscellaneous Expenses

788,253
741,005

Library Expense

496,383
506,783

Supplies

5,179,829
5,211,001

Purchased Services

2,077,507
1,946,324

Advertising

1,048,756
1,043,200

Rentals/Leases

3,847,264
3,810,188

Repair & Maintenance

1,806,802
1,799,189

Professional Fees

1,800,460
1,792,441

Meeting & Travel/Conf. Expenses

1,602,245

      1,201,810

 

 

 

Total Operating Expenditures

33,428,718
32,674,956

 

 

 

Net Operating Increase (Decrease)

5,682,328
4,929,653

 

 

 

Debt Service

4,723,607

 

4,827,843

Net Change to Fund Balance

$958,721
$101,810

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: Oct 17, 2016