Harrisburg Area Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,738
3.95% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,991
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.64%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
12,576
26.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
16.1%
205 Graduates

About

Harrisburg Area Community College is a higher education institution located in Dauphin County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Harrisburg Area Community College were Registered Nursing (458 degrees awarded), General Studies (194 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (139 degrees).

In 2022, 2,107 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harrisburg Area Community College. 67.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,491 degrees), 7.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College is $5,738, which is $−2,374 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College is $5,738, which is $−2,374 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,991.

In 2022, 41% of undergraduate students attending Harrisburg Area Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,738
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College was $5,738. The cost of tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College is $−2,374 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,991
2022 Value
17.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Harrisburg Area Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,991. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Harrisburg Area Community College grew by 17.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,300
Room and Board
$2,064
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harrisburg Area Community College was of $8,300 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.47% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,064. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Harrisburg Area Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 55.9% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.64%
2019 Default Rate
202
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Harrisburg Area Community College was 3.64%, which represents 202 out of the 5553 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Harrisburg Area Community College had a total enrollment of 12,576 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg Area Community College is 3,338 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,238. This means that 26.5% of students enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg Area Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.3% White, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.75% Black or African American, 4.95% Asian, 3.81% Two or More Races, 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0795% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harrisburg Area Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,576 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg Area Community College is 3,338 and the part-time enrollment is 9,238. This means that 26.5% of students enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Harrisburg Area Community College was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Harrisburg Area Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,086 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,564 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,226 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg Area Community College is 64.3% White, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.75% Black or African American, 4.95% Asian, 3.81% Two or More Races, 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0795% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 316 students (2.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 719 more women than men received degrees from Harrisburg Area Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Harrisburg Area Community College is white (1,491 degrees awarded). There were 7.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Harrisburg Area Community College is Registered Nursing (458 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (194 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (139 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Harrisburg Area Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (53 degrees awarded), Health (761 degrees), and Construction (27 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harrisburg Area Community College are Registered nurses (1,405,833 people), Medical & health services managers (158,304 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,284 people), Pharmacists (135,082 people), and Police officers (135,023 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg Area Community College in 2022 are Legal (53 degrees awarded), Health (761 degrees), Construction (27 degrees), Protective Services (84 degrees), and Precision Production (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harrisburg Area Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Chief executives & legislators, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg Area Community College are Legal (53 degrees awarded), Health (761 degrees), Construction (27 degrees), Protective Services (84 degrees), and Precision Production (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harrisburg Area Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,513,888 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (338,175 people), Elementary & secondary schools (280,396 people), Outpatient care centers (252,629 people), and Offices of physicians (207,669 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg Area Community College are Legal (53 degrees awarded), Health (761 degrees), Construction (27 degrees), Protective Services (84 degrees), and Precision Production (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Harrisburg Area Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 458 degrees awarded
  2. 194 degrees awarded
  3. 139 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Harrisburg Area Community College was Registered Nursing with 458 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

694
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,413
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 694 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg Area Community College, which is 0.491 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,413).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg Area Community College in General Studies, which is 0.661 times less than the 121 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 399 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg Area Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 6.76 times more than the 59 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%
100% Completion Time
16%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 4% of students graduating from Harrisburg Area Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Harrisburg Area Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.46% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,491 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    208 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harrisburg Area Community College is white (1,491 degrees awarded). There were 7.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (208 degrees).

2.52% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,002 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    489 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    143 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Harrisburg Area Community College is white female (1,002 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (489 degrees).

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Operations

Harrisburg Area Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $35.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.404%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Harrisburg Area Community College had a total salary expenditure of 162M. Harrisburg Area Community College employs 117 Professors, 80 Associate professors and 41 Assistant professors. Most academics at Harrisburg Area Community College are Female Professor (72), Female Associate professor (58), and Male Professor (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg Area Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 127 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 82 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 71 employees.

Endowment

$35.5M
2022 Endowment
17.4%
decline from 2021

Harrisburg Area Community College has an endowment valued at about $35.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Harrisburg Area Community College declined 17.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.3M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$64.1M
2022 Salaries
4.21%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Harrisburg Area Community College paid a median of $64.1M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($162M) and a 4.21% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.1M
Instructional Salaries
264
Number of Employees

In 2022, Harrisburg Area Community College paid a total of $18.1M to 264 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
117 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
127 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harrisburg Area Community College were Professor with 117 employees, Associate professor with 80 employees, and Assistant professor with 41 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg Area Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 127 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 82 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 71 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harrisburg Area Community College was Female Professor with 72 employees, Female Associate professor with 58 employees, and Male Professor with 45 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Harrisburg Area Community College.

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