Harford Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,189
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,359
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.6%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
5,705
33.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.7%
255 Graduates

About

Harford Community College is a higher education institution located in Harford County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Harford Community College were .

In 2019, 979 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harford Community College. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (715 degrees), 5.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (134 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harford Community College is $3,189, which is $−4,635 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Harford Community College is $3,189, which is $−4,635 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,359.

In 2019, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,189
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Harford Community College was $3,189. The cost of tuition at Harford Community College is $−4,635 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,359
2019 Value
1.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Harford Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,359. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Harford Community College grew by 1.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harford Community College was of $9,000 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
11%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Harford Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 11.4% with respect to 2018, when 44% 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.
11.6%
2017 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Harford Community College was 11.6%, which represents 44 out of the 378 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

Harford Community College has a total enrollment of 5,705 students. The full-time enrollment at Harford Community College is 1,932 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,773. This means that 33.9% of students enrolled at Harford Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harford Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.5% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 5.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.58% Two or More Races, 3.05% Asian, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Harford Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (34%), followed by White Female (33.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harford Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,705 students. The full-time enrollment at Harford Community College is 1,932 and the part-time enrollment is 3,773. This means that 33.9% of students enrolled at Harford Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 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 Harford Community College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Harford Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,909
  2. Black or African American
    924
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    332

The enrolled student population at Harford Community College is 68.5% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 5.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.58% Two or More Races, 3.05% Asian, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 74 students (1.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 169 more women than men received degrees from Harford Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Harford Community College is white (715 degrees awarded). There were 5.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (134 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Harford Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (78 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 Harford Community College are Accountants & auditors (1,004,567 people), Other managers (832,311 people), Software developers (644,031 people), Financial managers (515,955 people), and Chief executives & legislators (413,225 people).

The most specialized majors at Harford Community College are Communication Technologies (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (78 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), and Business (200 degrees).

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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 Harford Community College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Harford Community College are Communication Technologies (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (78 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), and Business (200 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harford Community College are Computer Systems Design (1,029,575 people), Elementary & secondary schools (753,877 people), Banking & related activities (554,779 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (523,021 people), and Insurance carriers (469,138 people).

The most specialized majors at Harford Community College are Communication Technologies (12 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (401 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (78 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (46 degrees), and Business (200 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 Harford Community 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 Harford Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

405
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
574
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 405 degrees were awarded to men at Harford Community College, which is 0.706 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (574).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Harford Community College in General Business, which is 1.8 times more than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 130 degrees were awarded to women at Harford Community College in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.71 times more than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 16% of students graduating from Harford Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Harford Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.392% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    715 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    134 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harford Community College is white (715 degrees awarded). There were 5.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (134 degrees).

0.102% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    392 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    323 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Harford Community College is white female (392 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (323 degrees).

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Operations

Harford Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.45M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $747k (8.85%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Harford Community College had a total salary expenditure of $67.1M. Harford Community College employs 70 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors, and 16 Professors. Most academics at Harford Community College are Female Assistant professors (41), Male Assistant professors(29), and Female Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harford Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 58 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.45M
2019 Endowment
8.84%
growth from 2018

Harford Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.45M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Harford Community College grew 8.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.15M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Harford Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.2M
2019 Salaries
3.36%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Harford Community College paid a median of $28.2M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($67.1M) and a 3.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.1% growth from 2017 and a 1.72% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.59M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2019, Harford Community College paid a total of $6.59M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
70 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harford Community College were Assistant professor with 70 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harford Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 58 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harford Community College was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Female Associate professor with 12 employees.

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

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