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College Fact Sheet

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 learners attend HACC?

Since its first commencement ceremony in 1964, HACC has graduated 60,529 learners as of Aug. 9, 2019.

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

 

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

The breakdown of learner 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 learners enrolled in online classes.

 

Why do learners come to HACC?

Learners 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 learners 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 learners?

The average age of a HACC learner 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 learner 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 learners, 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 learners 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 learners 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 and 2019-20 Approved Budgets.

ENROLLMENTS        
Type 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Learner Cr Hrs (Sponsored) 81,940 79,429 73,653 57,384
Learner Cr Hrs (Non Spon) 235,150 243,415 237,513 231,753
Learner Cr Hrs (Out of State) 10,418 12,096 15,161 13,610
Learner Cr Hrs (College in the High School) 7,511 7,815 9,917 9,589
Total Learner Cr Hrs 335,019 342,755 336,244 312,336
         
REVENUES        
  2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Tuition - Sponsored Learner $14,406,334 $14,082,716 $13,265,781 10,332,655
Tuition - Nonsponsored Learner 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 Learner 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
School Districts 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,096,000 4,190,208
Sales 11,782,380 12,116,983 12,767,652 12,280,676
Other Income 7,335,483 7,388,447 7,768,692 9,487,796
         
Total Revenues 135,942,638 140,004,768 142,646,375 140,204,207
         
         
EXPENDITURES        
Wages 71,100,272 73,531,001 76,062,076 76,000,654
Fringes 27,237,757 28,394,880 30,426,298 29,304,651
         
Total Payroll Expenditures 98,338,029 101,925,881 106,488,374 105,305,305
         
Operating Expenditures        
Cost of Sales 7,995,739 8,497,451 9,245,671 8,997,924
Insurance 738,302 783,463 805,953 776,263
Mailing Costs 418,855 394,573 347,206 343,414
Telecommunications 560,308 648,214 410,407 342,707
Utilities 3,509,811 3,478,115 3,888,801 3,408,614
Bad Debt 1,400,000 1,290,000 1,058,900 1,083,000
Miscellaneous Expenses 741,005 822,588 884,432 934,693
Library Expense 506,783 504,394 491,006 472,631
Supplies 5,211,001 5,143,934 4,733,421 4,738,314
Purchased Services 1,946,324 2,090,698 1,690,439 1,834,052
Advertising 1,043,200 920,375 912,519 904,264
Rentals/Leases 3,810,188 3,817,247 3,739,804 3,543,373
Repair & Maintenance 1,799,189 1,627,978 1,556,612 1,456,982
Professional Fees 1,792,441 1,320,078 974,381 1,032,670
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
         
Debt Service 4,827,843 5,114,781 6,430,729 6,667,798
Net Change to Fund Balance $101,810 $436,199 (1,719,895) (2,773,126)
         
         

 

Last updated:Oct 7, 2019