Harcum College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,500
3.98% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$20,515
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
15.1%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
1,481
71.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
31.1%
68 Graduates

About

Harcum College is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Harcum College were .

In 2017, 441 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harcum College. 84.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 15.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (194 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (174 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harcum College is $23,500, which is $16,086 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Harcum College is $23,500, which is $16,086 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,515.

In 2017, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,500
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Harcum College was $23,500. The cost of tuition at Harcum College is $16,086 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$20,515
2017 Value
0.039%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Harcum College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,515. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Harcum College grew by 0.039%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,625
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harcum College was of $8,625 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.17% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Harcum College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.55% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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.
15.1%
2016 Default Rate
104
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Harcum College was 15.1%, which represents 104 out of the 689 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

Harcum College has a total enrollment of 1,481 students. The full-time enrollment at Harcum College is 1,062 students and the part-time enrollment is 419. This means that 71.7% of students enrolled at Harcum College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harcum College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50% Black or African American, 29.3% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.43% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0.203% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Harcum College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (40.7%), followed by White Female (24.1%) and Black or African American Male (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harcum College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,481 students. The full-time enrollment at Harcum College is 1,062 and the part-time enrollment is 419. This means that 71.7% of students enrolled at Harcum College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2017 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 Harcum College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Harcum College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    740
  2. White
    434
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    170

The enrolled student population at Harcum College is 50% Black or African American, 29.3% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.43% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0.203% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 21 students (1.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 305 more women than men received degrees from Harcum College. The majority of degree recipients at Harcum College are white (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (174 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Harcum College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Harcum College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (46 degrees), and Agriculture (13 degrees).

Workforce

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 Harcum College are Registered nurses (1,322,318 people), Social workers, all other (215,593 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (166,671 people), Medical & health services managers (157,039 people), and Other managers (139,917 people).

The most specialized majors at Harcum College are Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), Health (216 degrees), and Protective Services (26 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harcum College are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Harcum College are Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), Health (216 degrees), and Protective Services (26 degrees).

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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 Harcum College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,509,678 people), Elementary & secondary schools (429,698 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (341,634 people), Outpatient care centers (262,377 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (216,695 people).

The most specialized majors at Harcum College are Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Agriculture (13 degrees), Health (216 degrees), and Protective Services (26 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Harcum College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Harcum College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 68
  2. 373

In 2017, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Harcum College, which is 0.182 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (373).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Harcum College in General Human Services, which is 0.158 times less than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 76 degrees were awarded to women at Harcum College in General Human Services, which is 6.33 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
16%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from Harcum 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 30% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (67.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Harcum College is Female and White (67.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.41% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    194 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    174 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harcum College is white (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (174 degrees).

4.08% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    177 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    149 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Harcum College is white female (177 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (149 degrees).

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Operations

Harcum College has an endowment valued at nearly $998k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.11M (111%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Harcum College had a total salary expenditure of $23M. Harcum College employs 24 Instructors, 17 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Harcum College are Female Instructors (20), Female Associate professors(15), and Female Professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harcum College are: Management, with 44 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$998k
2017 Endowment
14.6%
growth from 2016

Harcum College has an endowment valued at about $998k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Harcum College grew 14.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.66M lower 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.13M - Federal
  2. $442k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Harcum College received $1.13M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $442k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.4M
2017 Salaries
3.55%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Harcum College paid a median of $12.4M in salaries, which represents 53.8% of their overall expenditure ($23M) and a 3.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.89% decline from 2015 and a 7.77% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.02M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2017, Harcum College paid a total of $4.02M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harcum College were Instructor with 24 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harcum College were Management with 44 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harcum College was Female Instructor with 20 employees, Female Associate professor with 15 employees, and Female Professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Harcum College.

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