About HACC

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 2019.

 

How many students attend HACC?

HACC currently serves more than 17,400 degree-seeking students and more than 8,300 remedial and workforce development students.

Since its first commencement ceremony in 1964, HACC has welcomed thousands of students to the 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 through Virtual Learning

The breakdown of student population by campus location is:

  • Gettysburg Campus: 11.0%
  • Harrisburg Campus: 43.0%
  • Lancaster Campus: 24.0%
  • Lebanon Campus: 5.2%
  • York Campus: 16.8%

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.
  • 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:

  • 22.3 years old for full-time
  • 25.8 years old for part-time
  • 24.8 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: 13.2%
  • 30 to 39 years: 13.3%
  • 40 to 49 years: 5.7%
  • 50 to 59 years: 2.4%
  • 60 and over: 0.6%

The full-time to part-time breakdown is:

  • 28.1% full-time
  • 71.9% part-time

The gender breakdown is:

  • 65% female
  • 35.0% male

The racial groups by percentage of student population are:

  • Caucasian: 65.4%
  • African American: 9.8%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 12.6%
  • Asian: 4.2%
  • Two or more races: 3.6%
  • Unknown: 2.3%
  • Non-resident alien: 1.9%
  • Other: 0.4%

The breakdown of enrollment in the top five majors is:


What is HACC's purpose?
HACC has adopted a new purpose statement to better represent our role in the community as a provider of quality educational experiences:

Our Purpose: Learning for all; learning for life.

Our 2019-22 Strategic Plan - One College, Uniting for Success – will guide 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:

  • 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:

  • Continuing education
  • Information technology and computer applications
  • Leadership and management
  • Public safetytraining 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 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 2019, HACC has:

  • 63 full- or part-time administrators
  • 174 full-time professionals
  • 10 part-time professionals
  • 316 full-time faculty
  • 883 part-time faculty (count excludes non-credit adjuncts)
  • 292 full-time classified
  • 48 part-time classified
  • 1,786 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, 2019-20 and 2020-21 Approved Budgets.

ENROLLMENTS          
Type 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored) 81,940 79,429 73,653 57,384 44,163
Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon) 235,150 243,415 237,513 231,753 217,496
Student Cr Hrs (Out of State) 10,418 12,096 15,161 13,610 13,235
Student Cr Hrs (College in the High School) 7,511 7,815 9,917 9,589 9,007
Total Student Cr Hrs 335,019 342,755 336,244 312,336 283,901
           
REVENUES          
  2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Tuition - Sponsored Student $14,406,334 $14,082,716 $13,265,781 10,332,655 7,950,651
Tuition - Nonsponsored Student 49,158,555 52,006,860 51,518,621 51,418,530 48,259,026
Tuition - Out-of-State 2,493,024 3,096,577 3,970,886 3,633,069 3,532,944
Tuition - College in the High School 375,550   743,775 719,175 675,525
Tuition - Waivers and Discounts (1,973,019) (1,717,921) (387,200) (446,669) (439,465)
Tuition - Dual Enrollment Waivers (147,500) (1,037,226) (1,311,975) (1,646,412) (1,734,058)
Fees - Instructional 10,147,726 10,436,152 10,273,559 9,113,837 9,567,563
Noncredit Student Fees 6,579,421 6,716,310 7,439,923 7,621,944 7,600,656
Noncredit Fee Waivers and Discounts     (24,459) (30,000) (17,500)
Comm of PA [Incl. base FTE plus Stipends] 29,664,165 32,525,120 32,525,120 33,529,398 34,228,146
School Districts 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,096,000 4,190,208 4,299,153
Sales 11,782,380 12,116,983 12,767,652 12,280,676 9,786,354
Other Income 7,335,483 7,388,447 7,768,692 9,487,796 9,319,759
           
Total Revenues 135,942,638 140,004,768 142,646,375 140,204,207 133,028,754
           
           
EXPENDITURES          
Wages 71,100,272 73,531,001 76,062,076 76,000,654 71,336,780
Fringes 27,237,757 28,394,880 30,426,298 29,304,651 26,854,069
           
Total Payroll Expenditures 98,338,029 101,925,881 106,488,374 105,305,305 98,190,849
           
Operating Expenditures          
Cost of Sales 7,995,739 8,497,451 9,245,671 8,997,924 7,348,867
Insurance 738,302 783,463 805,953 776,263 770,672
Mailing Costs 418,855 394,573 347,206 343,414 246,190
Telecommunications 560,308 648,214 410,407 342,707 331,462
Utilities 3,509,811 3,478,115 3,888,801 3,408,614 3,515,369
Bad Debt 1,400,000 1,290,000 1,058,900 1,083,000 1,500,000
Miscellaneous Expenses 741,005 822,588 884,432 934,693 928,447
Library Expense 506,783 504,394 491,006 472,631 482,899
Supplies 5,211,001 5,143,934 4,733,421 4,738,314 4,462,117
Purchased Services 1,946,324 2,090,698 1,690,439 1,834,052 1,929,339
Advertising 1,043,200 920,375 912,519 904,264 855,650
Rentals/Leases 3,810,188 3,817,247 3,739,804 3,543,373 3,374,172
Repair & Maintenance 1,799,189 1,627,978 1,556,612 1,456,982 1,692,540
Professional Fees 1,792,441 1,320,078 974,381 1,032,670 1,275,805
Meeting & Travel/Conf. Expenses 1,201,810 1,188,829 1,207,615 1,135,329 1,029,639
           
Total Operating Expenditures 32,674,956 32,527,907 31,447,167 31,004,230 29,743,168
           
Net Operating Increase (Decrease) 4,929,653 5,550,980 4,710,834 3,894,672 5,094,737
           
Debt Service 4,827,843 5,114,781 6,430,729 6,667,798 6,801,881
Net Change to Fund Balance $101,810 $436,199 (1,719,895) (2,773,126) (1,707,144)
           
           

 

Last updated: Jul 21, 2020
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