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?
The breakdown of student population by campus location is:
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?
What are the demographics of HACC students?
The average age of a HACC student is:
The age breakdown is:
The full-time to part-time breakdown is:
The gender breakdown is:
The racial groups by percentage of student population are:
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:
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:
HACC has offered workforce development for more than 40 years. This includes non-credit training in:
What credentials can I earn from HACC?
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?
Learn more about tuition and fees.
Who makes up HACC's administration?
How many employees does HACC have
As of September 2020, HACC has:
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.
|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|
|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|
|Total Payroll Expenditures||98,338,029||101,925,881||106,488,374||105,305,305||98,190,849|
|Cost of Sales||7,995,739||8,497,451||9,245,671||8,997,924||7,348,867|
|Repair & Maintenance||1,799,189||1,627,978||1,556,612||1,456,982||1,692,540|
|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|
|Net Change to Fund Balance||$101,810||$436,199||(1,719,895)||(2,773,126)||(1,707,144)|