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College Fact Sheet

About the College
HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, was 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 close to 22,000 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 a robust Virtual Campus.

HACC offers nearly 200 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. Approximately one-third (28.1 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 several 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 and York and their surrounding areas, as well as off-site learning locations and a robust Virtual Campus. 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 sole such institution serving the Central Pennsylvania region.

Locations
HACC has five physical campus locations.

Library Holdings
Each of the five physical campuses has its own library. However, many guides and other resources can be accessed via the HACC website.

  • Gettysburg Campus – 8,417 cataloged items
  • Harrisburg Campus – 90,170 cataloged items
  • Lancaster Campus – 26,375 cataloged items
  • Lebanon Campus – 13,612 cataloged items
  • York Campus – 4,862 cataloged items
  • Total: 143,480 cataloged items

Number of Employees

  • 62 full-time administrators
  • 192 full-time professionals
  • 13 part-time professionals
  • 330 full-time faculty
  • 1,252 part-time faculty
  • 337 full-time classified
  • 59 part-time classified
  • 2,245 total employees

2011-12 Operating Budget

Appropriations and Revenues


Enrollments

Approved

Student Credit Hours (Sponsored) 

152,183

Student Credit Hours (Non-Sponsored)

281,656

Student Credit Hours (Out-of-State)

8,260

Student Credit Hours College in the High School

7,797

School District Credit Hours

152,183

Total Credit Hours Enrollment

602,079

Revenues

 Approved 

Tuition – Sponsored Students

$20,772,983

Tuition – Non-Sponsored Students

$52,813,524

Tuition – Out-of-State

$2,308,514

Fees – College in the High School

$233,910

Fees – Instructional

$9,398,946

Non-Credit Student Fees

$7,563,863

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

$29,664,163

School Districts

$8,042,302

Sales

$15,741,953

Other Income

$11,169,179

Total Revenue Before Transfers In

$157,709,337


Expenditures

Payroll Expenditures

Approved

Wages

$83,364,125

Fringes

$27,807,627

Total Payroll Expenditures

$111,171,752


Operating Expenditures

Approved

Cost of Sales

$11,136,664

Insurance

$395,472

Mailing Costs

$559,359

Telecommunications

$548,852

Utilities

$4,714,587

Bad Debt

$986,800

Miscellaneous Expenses

$1,325,396

Library Expense

$614,238

Supplies

$5,704,001

Purchased Services

$2,265,776

Advertising

$950,811

Rentals/Leases

$9,647,970

Repair & Maintenance

$1,461,002

Professional Fees

$2,010,444

Meeting & Travel/Conference Expenses

$2,446,534

Total Operating Expenditures

$44,767,906

Total Expenditures Before Transfers Out

$155,959,658

Net Operating Increase (Decrease)

$1,769,679

Non-Operating Transfers Out


Debt Service

$3,919,673

Plant Fund (Capital FF&E)

$101,000

Total Non-Operating Transfers Out

$4,020,673

Net Change to Fund Balance

($2,250,994)

Fund Balance at July 1, 2012

$29,122,943

Fund Balance at June 30, 2012

$26,871,949

Note: Figures shown are approved amounts for 2011-12.

College Accreditation
The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission granted initial accreditation in April 1967. Currently, HACC is working to improve some areas of concern with a deadline of September 2013 to submit a Monitoring Report detailing how the College is resolving these issues.

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 http://www.hacc.edu/AboutUs/InstitutionalEffectiveness/Accreditation/index.cfm.

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 http://www.hacc.edu/StudentServices/TuitionandFee/index.cfm.

Transfer Agreements

HACC has articulation agreements with several 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

Degrees and Certificates
HACC offers nearly 200 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.

Academic Programs
HACC offers multiple degrees and certificates in a variety of subject areas that prepare students for specific occupations. Students who complete one of the programs are prepared to enter the workplace or pursue additional education.

The academic departments are:

  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Communications and Foreign Language
  • Computer Technology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Foundational Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Health Careers
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Humanities and Performing Arts
  • Industrial Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • PE, Nutrition, Health
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

For a full list of academic programs, please visit the comprehensive list of the academic programs and discliplines offered by HACC.

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 Solutions and Continuing Education
HACC supports ongoing education and has recognized several articulation pathways that have been created to award students college credits for noncredit courses/programs in the following academic areas:

  • Business, Marketing and Management
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Culinary, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Health Careers
  • Public Safety and Service

Number of Students

In 2011-12, HACC served 21,945 degree-seeking and thousands more non-degree-seeking students.

Gender by Percent of Student Population

  • Female – 62.7 percent
  • Male – 37.3 percent

Fall 2012 figures.

Attendance Status of Student Population 

  • Full-time – 31.4 percent
  • Part-time – 68.6 percent

Fall 2012 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 28.5 years old. Overall, the average age of an HACC student is 26.5 years old.

  • 19 years and under – 27.9 percent
  • 20 to 24 years - 29 percent
  • 25 to 29 years – 14.3 percent
  • 30 to 39 years – 16.2 percent
  • 40 to 49 years – 8.7 percent
  • 50 to 59 years – 3.3 percent
  • 60 and over – .5 percent

Fall 2012 figures.

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

  • African-American – 10.6 percent
  • American Indian or Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – .5 percent
  • Asian – 2.6 percent
  • Caucasian – 70.6 percent
  • Hispanic/Latino –  8.5 percent
  • Non-resident alien – 1.7 percent
  • Two or more races – 1.7 percent
  • Unknown – 3.9 percent

Fall 2012 figures.

Program Enrollment of Student Population in Top Ten Majors

  • General Studies – 9.4 percent
  • Nursing NC – 8.5 percent
  • General Studies, Undecided – 5.9 percent
  • College in High School – 5.7 percent
  • Business Administration – 5.3 percent
  • Nursing – 4.3 percent
  • Pre-Nursing – 4 percent
  • Criminal Justice – 3.5 percent
  • Psychology – 2.6 percent
  • Business Management – 2.4 percent

Fall 2012 figures.

Number of Graduates
Since its first commencement ceremony in 1964, HACC has graduated more than 46,467 students.

Data as of the 2010-11 school year.

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

  • Gettysburg Campus – 10.6 percent
  • Harrisburg Campus – 44.7 percent
  • Lancaster Campus – 23.1 percent
  • Lebanon Campus – 5.5 percent
  • York Campus – 16 percent
Fall 2012 figures.
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