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College Fact Sheet

College Fact Sheet

HACC was established in 1964. We are the largest and oldest of Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges. We are the sole institution of its kind serving the Central PA region. Learn more about HACC.

How many HACC students are there?

Since its first commencement ceremony in 1964, HACC has graduated more than 48,170 students.

HACC currently serves nearly 21,000 degree-seeking students. There are thousands more non-degree-seeking students each term.

This includes all:

  • HACC campuses -Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York
  • Off-site learning locations
  • Online instruction through Virtual Learning

Why do students come to HACC?

Students attend HACC to:

  • Receive affordable training for a specific career.
  • Transfer credits towards a Bachelor's program they will continue at a four-year college or university (26.6%).

What are the demographics of HACC students?

The average age of a HACC student is:

  • 23.1 years old for full-time
  • 28.1 years old for part-time
  • 26.5 years old for overall average

The age breakdown is:

  • 19 years and under -27.7%
  • 20 to 24 years -29.3%
  • 25 to 29 years -14.6%
  • 30 to 39 years -15.8%
  • 40 to 49 years -9.6%
  • 50 to 59 years -3.4%
  • 60 and over -0.5%

The full-time to part-time breakdown is:

  • 31.3% full-time
  • 68.7% part-time

The gender breakdown is:

  • 62.7% female
  • 37.3% male

The two largest racial groups are:

  • 70.6% Caucasian
  • 10.6% African Americans

The racial groups by percentage of student population are:

  • African-American -11.0%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander -0.4%
  • Asian -2.9%
  • Caucasian -68.7%
  • Hispanic/Latino -9.2%
  • Non-resident alien -1.8%
  • Two or more races -2.0%
  • Unknown -4.0%

The breakdown of enrollment in the top ten majors is:

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

The breakdown of student population by campus location is:

  • Gettysburg Campus -10.5%
  • Harrisburg Campus -44.4%
  • Lancaster Campus -23.6%
  • Lebanon Campus -5.1%
  • York Campus -16.4%

We included Virtual Campus students with their home campus.

What is HACC's mission and vision?

View mission and vision statements

 

What is HACC's service region?

HACC serves:

  • Gettysburg
  • Harrisburg
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • York
  • Surrounding areas, including off-site learning locations

HACC has five campus locations. View information for the HACC campuses.

 

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.
  • Computer hardware and software.

Who makes up HACC's administration?


How many employees does HACC have?

  • 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

Does HACC have accreditation?

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits HACC. The Commission granted initial accreditation in April 1967. Visit the Middle States for more information.

HACC is working to improve one area of concern. We submitted a Monitoring Report detailing how HACC is resolving these issues. In the meantime, HACC remains fully accredited.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized HACC to award the Associate Degree. Specific programs receive national accreditation. Some programs have earned special accreditation. Learn more about Institutional Effectiveness.

 

What programs does HACC offer?

HACC offers more than 150 programs including:

  • Academic
  • Career associate
  • Transfer degree
  • Diploma and certificate
  • Workforce development

What is workforce development?

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

  • Allied health
  • Public safety
  • Leadership and management
  • Computer applications
  • Information technology and manufacturing
  • Adult education
  • Fire training
  • Law enforcement and safety
  • Security

The Workforce Development Department serves businesses and individuals in the community. We provide:

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

What 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 these degrees and certificates in a variety of subject areas. We prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions and the workforce.

 

How many academic departments are there?

There are eight academic departments. They are:

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

Download a Comprehensive List of the Academic Programs and Disciplines HACC Offers (pdf).

 

What are articulation agreements?

HACC has articulation agreements with many four-year institutions. These agreements allow students to transfer from two years at HACC to the third year at the institution. Learn more about articulation agreements.

 

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

Many students can receive the in-state tuition rate. You must:

  • Reside in one of the 22 sponsored school districts.
  • Have been a PA resident for at least one year.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

 

What is the HACC Foundation?

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

Learn more about the HACC Foundation.

 

View the 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