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.
All data is from fall 2018.
How many students attend HACC?
Since its first commencement ceremony in 1964, HACC has graduated 58,002 students as of June 30, 2018.
HACC currently serves more than 18,000 degree-seeking students more than 7,700 workforce development students.
Where and how does HACC offer classes?
- Five campuses: Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York
- Off-site learning locations
- Online instruction through Virtual Learning
The breakdown of student population by campus location is:
- Gettysburg Campus: 10.6 percent
- Harrisburg Campus: 43.7 percent
- Lancaster Campus: 23.8 percent
- Lebanon Campus: 5.8 percent
- York Campus: 16.1 percent
The percentages above include students enrolled in online classes.
Why do students come to HACC?
Students attend HACC to:
- Transfer credits towards bachelor's degree programs at four-year colleges or universities
- Meet their individualized needs, including but not limited to:
Taking classes while attending high school
- Participating in weekend workshops
- Completing associate degree programs online or in the classroom
- Obtaining customized hands-on, affordable training
- Continuing education beyond a degree
- Learning English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Preparing for a GED
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:
- 22.7 years old for full-time
- 26 years old for part-time
- 25 years old for overall average
The age breakdown is:
- 19 years and under: 34.3 percent
- 20 to 24 years: 29.4 percent
- 25 to 29 years: 13.5 percent
- 30 to 39 years: 13.8 percent
- 40 to 49 years: 6.1 percent
- 50 to 59 years: 2.4 percent
- 60 and over: 0.6 percent
The full-time to part-time breakdown is:
- 28.9 percent full-time
- 71.1 percent part-time
The gender breakdown is:
- 64.4 percent female
- 35.6 percent male
The racial groups by percentage of student population are:
- Caucasian: 67.1 percent
- African American: 9.7 percent
- Hispanic/Latino: 12.0 percent
- Asian: 3.7 percent
- Two or more races: 3.5 percent
- Unknown: 2.2 percent
- Non-resident alien: 1.7 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:
- Nursing : 18.9 percent
- General Studies : 10.8 percent
- Business Administration: 6.0 percent
- Business: 2.7 percent
- Psychology: 2.5 percent
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?
- Associate in Arts (AA)
- Associate in Science (AS)
- Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees
- Certificates of proficiency
HACC offers approximately 100 programs.
Will my credits transfer if I want to transfer to a four-year school after HACC?
HACC has articulation agreements with more than 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
As of September 2018, HACC has:
- 66 full- or part-time administrators
- 184 full-time professionals
- 8 part-time professionals
- 314 full-time faculty
- 805 part-time faculty (count excludes non-credit adjuncts)
- 303 full-time classified
- 53 part-time classified
- 1,733 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 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 Approved Budgets.
|Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored)||81,940||79,429||73,653||57,384|
|Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon)||235,150||243,415||237,513||231,753|
|Student Cr Hrs (Out of State)||10,418||12,096||15,161||13,610|
|Student Cr Hrs (College in the High School)||7,511||7,815||9,917||9,589|
|Total Student Cr Hrs||335,019||342,755||336,244||312,336|
|Tuition - Sponsored Students||$14,406,334||$14,082,716||$13,265,781||10,332,655|
|Tuition - Nonsponsored Students||49,158,555||52,006,860||51,518,621||51,418,530|
|Tuition - Out-of-State||2,493,024||3,096,577||3,970,886||3,633,069|
|Fees - College in the High School||375,550||743,775||719,175|
|Fees - Instructional||10,147,726||10,436,152||10,273,559||9,113,837|
|Noncredit Student Fees||6,579,421||6,716,310||7,439,923||7,621,944|
|Comm of PA [Incl. base FTE plus Stipends]||29,664,165||32,525,120||32,525,120||33,529,398|
|Total Payroll Expenditures||98,338,029||101,925,881||106,488,374||105,305,305|
|Cost of Sales||7,995,739||8,497,451||9,245,671||8,997,924|
|Repair & Maintenance||1,799,189||1,627,978||1,556,612||1,456,982|
|Meeting & Travel/Conf. Expenses||1,201,810||1,188,829||1,207,615||1,135,329|
|Total Operating Expenditures||32,674,956||32,527,907||31,447,167||31,004,230|
|Net Operating Increase (Decrease)||4,929,653||5,550,980||4,710,834||3,894,672|
|Net Change to Fund Balance||$101,810||$436,199||(1,719,895)||(2,773,126)|