About HACC

College Fact Sheet

College Fact Sheet

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, was established in 1964. We are the first and largest 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 11-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 HACC's 2015-16 Operating Budget, 2016-17 Operating Budget, 2017-18 Approved Budget and 2018-19 Approved Budget.

 

ENROLLMENTS        
Type 2015-16 2016-17   2017-18 2018-19
Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored)
98,930
81,940 79,429 73,653
Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon)
245,534
235,150
243,415 237,513
Student Cr Hrs (Out of State)
10,091
10,418
12,096 15,161
Student Cr Hrs (College in the High School)
8,408
7,511
7,815 9,917
Total Student Cr Hrs
362,963
335,019
342,755 336,244
         
REVENUES        
  2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Tuition - Sponsored Students
$16,065,893
$14,406,334
$14,082,716 $13,265,781
Tuition - Nonsponsored Students
50,583,503
49,158,555
52,006,860 51,518,621
Tuition - Out-of-State
2,497,516
2,493,024
3,096,577 3,970,886
Fees - College in the High School
420,400
375,550
  743,775
Fees - Instructional
10,902,999
10,147,726
10,436,152 10,273,559
Noncredit Student Fees
6,209,027
6,579,421
6,716,310 7,439,923
Comm of PA [Incl. base FTE plus Stipends]
29,664,165
29,664,165 32,525,120 32,525,120
School Districts
5,000,000
4,000,000
4,000,000 4,096,000
Sales
11,731,916
11,782,380
12,116,983 12,767,652
Other Income
7,116,510
7,335,483
7,388,447 7,768,692
         
Total Revenues
140,191,929
135,942,638
140,004,768 142,646,375
         
         
EXPENDITURES        
Wages
74,253,143
71,100,272
73,531,001 76,062,076
Fringes
26,827,740
27,237,757
28,394,880 30,426,298
         
Total Payroll Expenditures
101,080,883
98,338,029
101,925,881 106,488,374
         
Operating Expenditures        
Cost of Sales
8,486,618
7,995,739
8,497,451 9,245,671
Insurance
745,134
738,302
783,463 805,953
Mailing Costs
330,900
418,855
394,573 347,206
Telecommunications
441,689
560,308
648,214 410,407
Utilities
3,776,878
3,509,811
3,478,115 3,888,801
Bad Debt
1,000,000
1,400,000
1,290,000 1,058,900
Miscellaneous Expenses
788,253
741,005
822,588 884,432
Library Expense
496,383
506,783
504,394 491,006
Supplies
5,179,829
5,211,001
5,143,934 4,733,421
Purchased Services
2,077,507
1,946,324
2,090,698 1,690,439
Advertising
1,048,756
1,043,200
920,375 912,519
Rentals/Leases
3,847,264
3,810,188
3,817,247 3,739,804
Repair & Maintenance
1,806,802
1,799,189
1,627,978 1,556,612
Professional Fees
1,800,460
1,792,441
1,320,078 974,381
Meeting & Travel/Conf. Expenses
1,602,245
      1,201,810 1,188,829 1,207,615
         
Total Operating Expenditures
33,428,718
32,674,956
32,527,907 31,447,167
         
Net Operating Increase (Decrease)
5,682,328
4,929,653
5,550,980 4,710,834
         
Debt Service
4,723,607
4,827,843
5,114,781 6,430,729
Net Change to Fund Balance
$958,721
$101,810
$436,199 (1,719,895)
         
         
Last updated: Apr 3, 2018
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