Harrisburg Area Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,228

0.985% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,967

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

18,681

29.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

10.7%

220 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 2,027 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harrisburg Area Community College. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,543 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (150 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College is $5,228, which is $-2,186 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College is $5,228, which is $-2,186 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,967.

In 2017, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,228

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College was $5,228. The cost of tuition at Harrisburg Area Community College is $-2,186 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,967

2017 Value

2.74%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Harrisburg Area Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,967. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Harrisburg Area Community College grew by 2.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,308

Room and Board

$1,728

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harrisburg Area Community College was of $7,308 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,728. The cost of room and board did not change 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

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Harrisburg Area Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.13% with respect to 2016, when 47% 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.

17%

2016 Default Rate

1177

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Harrisburg Area Community College was 17%, which represents 1177 out of the 6940 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 has a total enrollment of 18,681 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg Area Community College is 5,516 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,165. This means that 29.5% 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 67.4% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 3.44% Asian, 3.16% Two or More Races, 0.252% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (29.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harrisburg Area Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,681 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg Area Community College is 5,516 and the part-time enrollment is 13,165. This means that 29.5% of students enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%

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 Harrisburg Area Community College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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

  1. White

    12,588

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,150

  3. Black or African American

    1,894

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg Area Community College is 67.4% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 3.44% Asian, 3.16% Two or More Races, 0.252% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.112% 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 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, 393 students (2.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 551 more women than men received degrees from Harrisburg Area Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Harrisburg Area Community College are white (1,543 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (150 degrees).

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

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 Construction (49 degrees awarded), Legal (54 degrees), and Protective Services (99 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 Harrisburg Area Community College are Registered nurses (1,304,420 people), Medical & health services managers (138,889 people), Pharmacists (129,593 people), Other managers (129,300 people), and Police officers (122,122 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg Area Community College are Construction (49 degrees awarded), Legal (54 degrees), Protective Services (99 degrees), Health (631 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (44 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 Harrisburg Area Community College are Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg Area Community College are Construction (49 degrees awarded), Legal (54 degrees), Protective Services (99 degrees), Health (631 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (44 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 Harrisburg Area Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,440,196 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (318,210 people), Elementary & secondary schools (276,650 people), Outpatient care centers (205,050 people), and Offices of physicians (189,583 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg Area Community College are Construction (49 degrees awarded), Legal (54 degrees), Protective Services (99 degrees), Health (631 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (44 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 Harrisburg Area Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Harrisburg Area Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 738

  2. 1,289

In 2017, 738 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg Area Community College, which is 0.573 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,289).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg Area Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.92 times less than the 100 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 277 degrees were awarded to women at Harrisburg Area Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 7.91 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

11%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 3% 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, 11% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 16% 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 (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Harrisburg Area Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (33.3% 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, 4.55% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,543 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    150 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harrisburg Area Community College is white (1,543 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (150 degrees).

2.12% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    989 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    554 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Harrisburg Area Community College is white female (989 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (554 degrees).

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Operations

Harrisburg Area Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $34.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $445k (1.29%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Harrisburg Area Community College had a total salary expenditure of $168M. Harrisburg Area Community College employs 99 Professors, 85 Associate professors, and 75 Assistant professors. Most academics at Harrisburg Area Community College are Female Associate professors (58), Female Assistant professors(54), and Female Professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg Area Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 168 employees, Service, with 101 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 93 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.6M

2017 Endowment

11.5%

growth from 2016

Harrisburg Area Community College has an endowment valued at about $34.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Harrisburg Area Community College grew 11.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Harrisburg Area Community College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $2.67M - Federal

  2. $911k - State

  3. $5.95k - Local

As of 2017, Harrisburg Area Community College received $2.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $911k from state grants and contracts, and $5.95k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$71.4M

2017 Salaries

1.59%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Harrisburg Area Community College paid a median of $71.4M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($168M) and a 1.59% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.79% decline from 2015 and a 2.43% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$19.5M

Instructional Salaries

304

Number of Employees

In 2017, Harrisburg Area Community College paid a total of $19.5M to 304 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

99 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

168 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harrisburg Area Community College were Professor with 99 employees; Associate professor with 85 employees; and Associate professor with 75 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg Area Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 168 employees; Service with 101 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 93 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harrisburg Area Community College was Female Associate professor with 58 employees, Female Assistant professor with 54 employees, and Female Professor with 52 employees.

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

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