About HACC

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 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?

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:


 

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:


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?

HACC awards:

  • Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Associate in Science (AS)
  • Associate in Fine Arts (AFA)
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees
  • Certificates of proficiency
  • Diplomas

HACC offers more than 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 2015-16 Operating Budget, 2016-17 Operating Budget, 2017-18 Approved Budget and 2018-19 Approved Budget.

 

ENROLLMENTS

 

 

 

 

Type

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Student Cr Hrs (Sponsored)

98,930

81,940

79,429

73,653

Student Cr Hrs (Non Spon)

245,534

235,150

243,415

237,513

Student Cr Hrs (Out of State)

10,091

10,418

12,096

15,161

Student Cr Hrs (College in the High School)

8,408

7,511

7,815

9,917

Total Student Cr Hrs

362,963

335,019

342,755

336,244

 

 

 

 

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Tuition - Sponsored Students

$16,065,893

$14,406,334

$14,082,716

$13,265,781

Tuition - Nonsponsored Students

50,583,503

49,158,555

52,006,860

51,518,621

Tuition - Out-of-State

2,497,516

2,493,024

3,096,577

3,970,886

Fees - College in the High School

420,400

375,550

 

743,775

Fees - Instructional

10,902,999

10,147,726

10,436,152

10,273,559

Noncredit Student Fees

6,209,027

6,579,421

6,716,310

7,439,923

Comm of PA [Incl. base FTE plus Stipends]

29,664,165

29,664,165

32,525,120

32,525,120

School Districts

5,000,000

4,000,000

4,000,000

4,096,000

Sales

11,731,916

11,782,380

12,116,983

12,767,652

Other Income

7,116,510

7,335,483

7,388,447

7,768,692

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenues

140,191,929

135,942,638

140,004,768

142,646,375

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

 

 

Wages

74,253,143

71,100,272

73,531,001

76,062,076

Fringes

26,827,740

27,237,757

28,394,880

30,426,298

 

 

 

 

 

Total Payroll Expenditures

101,080,883

98,338,029

101,925,881

106,488,374

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenditures

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales

8,486,618

7,995,739

8,497,451

9,245,671

Insurance

745,134

738,302

783,463

805,953

Mailing Costs

330,900

418,855

394,573

347,206

Telecommunications

441,689

560,308

648,214

410,407

Utilities

3,776,878

3,509,811

3,478,115

3,888,801

Bad Debt

1,000,000

1,400,000

1,290,000

1,058,900

Miscellaneous Expenses

788,253

741,005

822,588

884,432

Library Expense

496,383

506,783

504,394

491,006

Supplies

5,179,829

5,211,001

5,143,934

4,733,421

Purchased Services

2,077,507

1,946,324

2,090,698

1,690,439

Advertising

1,048,756

1,043,200

920,375

912,519

Rentals/Leases

3,847,264

3,810,188

3,817,247

3,739,804

Repair & Maintenance

1,806,802

1,799,189

1,627,978

1,556,612

Professional Fees

1,800,460

1,792,441

1,320,078

974,381

Meeting & Travel/Conf. Expenses

1,602,245

1,201,810

1,188,829

1,207,615

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Expenditures

33,428,718

32,674,956

32,527,907

31,447,167

 

 

 

 

 

Net Operating Increase (Decrease)

5,682,328

4,929,653

5,550,980

4,710,834

 

 

 

 

 

Debt Service

4,723,607

4,827,843

5,114,781

6,430,729

Net Change to Fund Balance

$958,721

$101,810

$436,199

(1,719,895)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: Oct 10, 2018
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