About HACC

College Fact Sheet

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, was established in 1964. We are the first and largest of Pennsylvania's 15 community colleges. HACC is the sole institution of its kind serving the Central Pennsylvania region.

All data is from fall 2021.

 

How many students attend HACC?

HACC currently serves more than 14,000 degree-seeking students and more than 4,100 workforce development students.

Since its first commencement ceremony in 1964, HACC has welcomed over 100,000 students to its alumni family.

 

Where and how does HACC offer classes?

  • Adams County
  • Cumberland County
  • Dauphin County
  • Franklin County
  • Juniata County
  • Lancaster County
  • Lebanon County
  • Mifflin County
  • Perry County
  • Schuylkill County
  • York County
  • Five campuses: Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York
  • Off-site learning locations
  • Online instruction, including remote and Virtual Learning

The breakdown of student population by campus location is:

  • Gettysburg Campus: 10.5%
  • Harrisburg Campus: 45.9%
  • Lancaster Campus: 24.1%
  • Lebanon Campus: 3.9%
  • York Campus:15.6%

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.

 

What are the demographics of HACC students?

The average age of a HACC student is:

  • 22.4 years old for full-time
  • 25.4 years old for part-time
  • 24.6 years old for overall average

The age breakdown is:

  • 19 years and under: 36.1%
  • 20 to 24 years: 28.8%
  • 25 to 29 years: 12.9%
  • 30 to 39 years: 13.9%
  • 40 to 49 years: 5.8%
  • 50 to 59 years: 2.1%
  • 60 and over: 0.4%

The full-time to part-time breakdown is:

  • 26.3% full-time
  • 73.7% part-time

The gender breakdown is:

  • 67.2% female
  • 32.8% male

The racial groups by percentage of student population are:

  • African American: 9.8%
  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Caucasian: 64.6%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 12.3%
  • Non-resident alien:1.6%
  • Other: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 3.8%
  • Unknown: 3.0%

The breakdown of enrollment in the top five majors is:

 

What is HACC's purpose?

Our Purpose: Learning for all; learning for life.

Our 2019-22 Strategic Plan - One College, Uniting for Success – guides the College in an ongoing transformation to better serve students, employees and our communities.

 

Does HACC have a library?

HACC has a library on each campus and online. The libraries offer:

  • Access to over 140,000 print books, journals and audiovisual materials.
  • Access to on-campus computers, as well as an extensive number of equipment for short-term at-home student use.
  • Online resources, including more than 90 academic databases, over 210,000 electronic books, journals, streaming media and research guides. Librarian research and instructional support is also available to students and employees via email, chat and by appointment.
  • Library staff expertise. HACC librarians provide one-on-one support and information literacy instruction in person and online. 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, and accreditation was last reaffirmed in 2018.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Education authorized HACC to award associate degrees.
  • 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:

  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Customized training opportunities
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) programs
  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Networking opportunities
  • Skilled training opportunities for high school seniors
  • Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) training

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

  • Automotive technology
  • Continuing education
  • Health care
  • Information technology and computer applications
  • Leadership and management
  • Manufacturing
  • Public safety training to include fire training, law enforcement training and emergency medical services training
     

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)
  • Certificates of proficiency
  • Diplomas

HACC offers approximately 100 programs.

 

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

HACC has agreements with colleges and universities throughout the region. These agreements allow students to transfer from HACC to 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 November 2021, HACC has:

  • 50 full-timeadministrators
  • 207 full-time professionals
  • 7 part-time professionals
  • 272 full-time faculty
  • 614 part-time faculty 
  • 559 workforce development instructors
  • 237 full-time staff members
  • 35 part-time staff members
  • 2084 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 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23 Financial Information. 

 

Fiscal Year

ENROLLMENTS

Actuals

Budgeted

Type

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored)

61,411

55,302

40,287

40,164

32,022

Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon)

234,025

225,355

196,989

199,471

168,143

Student Cr Hrs (Out of State)

15,200

13,656

11,258

11,952

10,395

Student Cr Hrs (College in the High School)

10,416

10,049

10,421

8,042

8,253

Student Cr Hrs (Dual enrolled)*

 

 

16,674

10,369 12,739

Total Student Cr Hrs

321,052

304,361

275,629

269,998

231,552

*previously reported as part of Sponsored and Non Spon)

         
           

REVENUES

         

 

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

Tuition and Fees

81,308,256

77,218,415

69,753,401

73,463,098

65,063,589

Government Revenue

43,759,817

44,406,624

43,584,897

44,345,040

42,713,815

HACC Foundation Support

 

 

3,350   0

Auxiliary Revenue

11,384,511

10,254,572

6,512,410

10,013,346

7,113,227

Investment Income

1,594,721

1,265,878

229,747

309,000

259,000

Other Revenue

2,678,835

2,065,897

1,479,129

2,040,273

2,008,383

           

Total Revenues

140,726,140

135,211,386

121,562,934

130,170,757

117,158,014

           

EXPENDITURES

         
           

Payroll Expenditures

         

Wages

78,116,139

72,672,548

63,174,145

68,009,482

65,352,517

Fringes

30,662,594

27,632,655

25,581,421

27,619,057

25,858,484

           

Total Payroll Expenditures

108,778,733

100,305,203

88,755,566

95,628,539

91,211,001

           

Operating Expenditures

         

Cost of Sales

8,468,945

8,319,373

5,603,336

7,835,050

5,803,509

Institutional Expense

7,409,546

6,250,377

5,489,194

6,797,713

6,059,983

Supplies

2,596,363

2,162,740

1,841,186

2,596,456

2,915,496

Purchased Services

2,244,718

2,193,395

2,233,050

3,300,558

3,491,281

Software

1,562,654

1,745,501

1,855,573

2,866,088

3,051,195

Rentals/Leases

3,433,988

3,326,258

3,147,131

3,386,475

89,811

Maintenance and Repairs

1,342,737

1,120,362

1,121,198

1,052,742

1,235,859

Professional Fees

1,161,109

1,237,228

992,169

1,045,160

1,396,505

Meetings and Travel

922,737

508,105

179,446

726,658

720,661

Capital Expenditures

-

4,475

-

-

-

           

Total Operating Expenditures

29,142,796

26,867,814

22,462,283

29,606,900

24,764,300

           

Net Operating Increase (Decrease)

2,804,611

8,038,369

10,345,085

4,935,318

1,182,713

           

Prior Period Adjustment

9,295

6

-

-

-

Plant Fund Transfer

3,915

-

-

-

-

           

Debt Service

5,773,443

5,460,376

5,746,835

5,521,519

5,534,361

Net Change to Fund Balance

$ (2,982,043)

$ 2,577,987

$ 4,661,776

$ (586,201)

$ (4,351,648)

Last updated: April 21, 2022
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