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Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, PA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

About Harrisburg Area Community College

We are pleased that you are considering HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, to pursue your educational goals! As the first and largest community college in Pennsylvania, we are ready and able to meet your needs. Whether you are a first-time college student or transferring from another college, we can help you! Please visit www.hacc.edu/admissions for more information. Thank you!

Harrisburg Area Community College Overview

Harrisburg Area Community College is a public, state school in the urban setting of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg Area Community College was founded in 1964 and enrolls 14,023 undergrads and no graduate students.

Student Involvement at Harrisburg Area Community College

Love music or performing? At Harrisburg Area Community College you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Harrisburg Area Community College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Harrisburg Area Community College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Harrisburg Area Community College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Harrisburg Area Community College on the Student Life page.

2022 Harrisburg Area Community College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $5,652
Out-of-State $6,798

Is Harrisburg Area Community College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Harrisburg Area Community College offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

Harrisburg Area Community College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not competitive to get into Harrisburg Area Community College. Harrisburg Area Community College admitted 90% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 6,978 students applied to Harrisburg Area Community College and 6,280 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Harrisburg Area Community College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Harrisburg Area Community College, around 56% come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Harrisburg Area Community College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Harrisburg Area Community College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Harrisburg Area Community College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Harrisburg Area Community College's endowment, check with the school directly. For each full-time student, Harrisburg Area Community College spends about $10,245 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Harrisburg Area Community College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Harrisburg Area Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Harrisburg Area Community College.

Based on this information, does Harrisburg Area Community College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Harrisburg Area Community College a good school for you?

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Where is Harrisburg Area Community College?

Harrisburg Area Community College is located in the urban setting of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

If you want to see Harrisburg Area Community College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Harrisburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Harrisburg International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Harrisburg Area Community College and Harrisburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Harrisburg Area Community College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Harrisburg Area Community College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Harrisburg Area Community College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Harrisburg Area Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$8,295

In State

$9,818

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,295
$9,818
Fees
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Harrisburg Area Community College is like? There are approximately 14,023 students enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College. 26% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from PA and 3% percent of students are from other states.

26%

Full Time

74%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,023

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

90%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,295

Out-of-State

$9,818

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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