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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 49,405 students as of June 30, 2014.

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: 43.8 percent
  • Lancaster Campus: 23.1 percent
  • Lebanon Campus: 5.8 percent
  • York Campus: 16.8 percent

The percentages above include students enrolled in online classes.


Why do students come to HACC?

Students attend HACC to:


What are the demographics of HACC students?

The average age of a HACC student is:

  • 23 years old for full-time
  • 28 years old for part-time
  • 26 years old for overall average

The age breakdown is:

  • 19 years and under: 28.1 percent
  • 20 to 24 years: 30.5 percent
  • 25 to 29 years: 14 percent
  • 30 to 39 years: 15.8 percent
  • 40 to 49 years: 8.1 percent
  • 50 to 59 years: 3.0 percent
  • 60 and over: 0.5 percent

The full-time to part-time breakdown is:

  • 30.3 percent full-time
  • 69.7 percent part-time

The gender breakdown is:

  • 62.6 percent female
  • 37.4 percent male

The racial groups by percentage of student population are:

  • Caucasian: 68.9 percent
  • African-American: 10.6 percent
  • Hispanic/Latino: 9.9 percent
  • Asian: 3.1 percent
  • Two or more races: 2.6 percent
  • Unknown: 2.4 percent
  • Non-resident alien: 1.9 percent
  • American Indian or Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.3 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?

Each HACC campus has a library. The libraries offer:

  • Physical collections. This includes over 140,000 books, audiovisual materials and journal titles.
  • Online resources. This includes online databases, reference books, journals and guides. You can access these resources through the library 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. They typically 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 Applied Science (AAS) degrees
  • Certificates of proficiency
  • Diplomas

HACC offers more than 150 programs.


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

HACC has articulation agreements with 45 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?

  • 68 full-time administrators
  • 186 full-time professionals
  • 10 part-time professionals
  • 337 full-time faculty
  • 1,105 part-time faculty
  • 319 full-time classified
  • 47 part-time classified
  • 2,072 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 2013-14 Operating Budget and 2014-15 Approved Budget

ENROLLMENTS

Actual

Budget

Type

2013-14

2014-15

  Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored)

108,001

107,400

  Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon)

253,040

263,881

  Student Cr Hrs (Out of State)

9,370

9,919

  Student Cr Hrs (College in the High School)

7,504

7,587

Total Student Cr Hrs

377,915

388,787

  School District - Cr Hrs

108,001

107,400

 

 

 

REVENUES

Actual 

Budget

 

2013-14

2014-15

  Tuition - Sponsored Students

 $15,366,131

$16,344,038

  Tuition - Nonsponsored Students

51,323,930

54,426,786

  Tuition - Out-of-State

2,974,325

3,048,608

  Tuition - College in the High School

224,965

227,610

  Fees

10,642,293

10,609,710

  Noncredit Student Fees

5,233,070

5,945,798

  Comm of PA [Incl. base FTE plus Stipends]

29,664,165

29,664,165

  School Districts

8,002,674

6,002,674

  Sales

12,463,376

12,476,183

  Other Income

7,845,182

7,591,434

 

 

 

Total Revenues Before Transfers In

143,740,111

146,337,006

Transfers In

 

 

   ACA

19,271,334

21,735,084

   Fund Balance Allocation  from Virtual

8,686,769

9,186,769

   Harrisburg Allocation

-  

600,000

   Facilities Allocation (Noncredit,  Bookstore)

350,989

346,459

   Facilities Support Staff Allocation

-  

35,000

Transfers In

28,309,092

31,903,312

 

 

 

Total Revenues & Transfers In

172,049,203

178,240,318

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

  Wages

72,869,800

76,892,762

  Fringes

24,220,283

26,854,293

 

 

 

Total Payroll Expenditures

97,090,083

103,747,055

 

 

 

Operating Expenditures

 

 

  Cost of Sales

8,988,255

9,436,138

  Insurance

623,606

674,740

  Mailing Costs

225,807

396,373

  Telecommunications

490,280

466,889

  Utilities

3,771,960

4,038,236

  Bad Debt

2,041,348

1,760,400

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

984,880

823,849

  Library Expense

499,125

543,907

  Supplies

4,538,636

5,403,192

  Purchased Services

2,287,826

2,231,450

  Advertising

736,565

1,082,279

  Rentals/Leases

4,467,436

3,793,015

  Repair & Maintenance

1,264,454

1,536,295

  Professional Fees

2,496,421

1,817,971

  Meeting & Travel/Conf. Expenses

1,289,149

1,922,539

 

 

 

Total Operating Expenditures

34,705,748

35,927,273

 

 

 

Total Expenditures Before Transfers Out

131,795,831

139,674,328

Operating Transfers Out

 

 

   ACA

19,271,334

21,735,084

   Fund Balance Allocation (Virtual)

8,686,769

9,186,769

   Facilities Allocation

350,989

346,459

   Facilities Support Staff Allocation

-  

35,000

   Harrisburg Allocation

-  

600,000

Operating Transfers Out

28,309,092

31,903,312

 

 

 

Total Operating Expenditures & Transfers Out

160,104,923

171,577,640

 

 

 

Net Operating Increase (Decrease)

11,944,280

6,662,678

 

 

 

Non Operating Transfers Out

 

 

   Debt Service

6,999,572

6,471,533

   Plant Fund - Capital FF&E

500,000

  -  

 

 

 

Total Non Operating Transfers Out

7,499,572

6,471,533

 

 

 

Prior Period Adjustment

459,747

  -  

 

 

 

Net Change to  Unrestricted Fund Balance

4,471,700

191,145

Net Change to Temporarily Restricted Fund Balance

(486,739)

-  

Net Change to Fund Balance

3,984,961

191,145

 

 

 

Unrestricted Fund Balance at July 1, 2013

26,227,923

27,408,124

Temporarily Restricted Fund Balance at
July 1, 2013

486,739

-  

TOTAL FUND BALANCE AT JULY 1, 2013

26,714,662

27,408,124

 

 

 

Unrestricted Fund Balance at June 30, 2014

30,699,623

27,599,269

Temporarily Restricted Fund Balance at June 30, 2014

-  

-  

 

 

 

TOTAL FUND BALANCE AT JUNE 30, 2014

30,699,623

27,599,269

 

Last updated: Apr 10, 2015