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HACC’s Impact on the Community

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is a leading employer and educator in the region. Central Pennsylvania would be unrecognizable without the many benefits HACC provides.

Here are some ways that HACC is making a positive impact on the community it serves.

For additional information, please read the full economic impact study (pdf). Thank you!

 

Strengthening Our Regional Economy

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As our students increase their education, they increase their earning potential throughout their careers. On average, HACC associate degree graduates earn 31% more than Pennsylvanians with a high school diploma.

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Investments in HACC’s students and employees multiply over the course of their careers. Approximately 80% of HACC alumni stay within a 25-mile radius of their home campus, continuing their positive impact on the regional economy.

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In 2017-18, operations, construction and student spending of HACC, together with the enhanced productivity of its alumni, generated $1 billion in added income for the HACC Service Region economy.

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Higher education is associated with higher earnings, increased tax revenues and reduced social spending. For every dollar society invests in HACC, people in Pennsylvania will receive a cumulative value of $9 in benefits.




Strengthening Our Workforce

More than 2,000 HACC students received their certificate, diploma or associate degree in 2017-18 and were prepared to enter the workforce.

HACC has developed partnerships with companies to build their employees’ skills and offer apprenticeship programs so that students can receive on-the-job training while attending classes. For example, HACC is proud to be the first community college in Pennsylvania to provide an apprenticeship program in advanced manufacturing.


 

Strengthening Our Community

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HACC:

  • Has a significant number of students who are active military personnel and military veterans. •
  • Trains many police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, dental hygienists and other service providers who work in our region.
  • Offers classes in high schools and community organizations to increase access to high-quality education.




Supporting Our Students

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Nearly 48.2% of HACC students receive financial aid, not including Federal Work Study or alternative loans.
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More than 589 students received HACC Foundation scholarships and/or emergency assistance funds in 2017-18, making it possible for them to continue their education and increase their earning potential.