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Total Students


Student Ratio
Female 62%
Male 38%


Total Faculty


Student/Faculty Ratio
20 : 1


Estimated Cost



About HACC

For more than 50 years, HACC has provided an accessible and affordable higher educational opportunity. As Pennsylvania's first and largest community college, we are proud that more than 20,000 students are enrolled at one of our five beautiful campuses or taking classes online.

Office of the President

Welcome message from Dr. Ski

Greetings! Welcome to HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College! For more than 50 years, HACC has provided an accessible and affordable higher educational opportunity. As Pennsylvania's first and largest community college, we are proud that more than 20,000 students are enrolled at one of our five beautiful campuses or taking classes online.

Professionally YOURS, we offer more than 150 degrees and dozens of certificate and workforce education programs designed to help professionals advance their careers. It is clear that HACC is transforming lives in a positive way, and I am proud to be a part of it. Please find out more about what the College has to offer, and you will see why our 50,000 graduates have chosen HACC!

Sincerely YOURS,

Dr. Ski

Students & Faculty

  • 32,758Total Students
  • 12,385Male Students
  • 20,373Female Students
  • 212Total Intl Students
  • 95Intl Male Students
  • 117Intl Female Students
  • 968Total Faculty
  • 406Male Faculty
  • 562Female Faculty
  • 20:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Actuarial Science
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Adult Development and Aging
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Art/Art Studies, General
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Banking and Financial Support Services
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Cabinetmaking and Millwork
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Chemistry, General
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Trades, General
Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Design and Visual Communications, General
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Dietitian Assistant
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering, General
Engineering-Related Technologies, Other
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
General Studies
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Graphic Design
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Services, General
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Music Management
Music, General
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
Physical Sciences
Precision Metal Working, Other
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Real Estate
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Securities Services Administration/Management
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Welding Technology/Welder

International Admissions FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about international admissions.

1. How many international students attend HACC?

There are currently 197 total international students attending HACC.

2. How many different countries are represented at HACC?

Approximately 58 different countries are represented.

3. What kind of services do you have for international students?

HACC offers:

  • Orientation
  • Advisement
  • Assistance with immigration processes, including paperwork
  • Help with finding housing
  • Other non-academic matters

4. Is there an international student club?

The International Awareness Club (IAC) consists of students from all over the globe. IAC also consists of American students. The purpose of the IAC is to improve cultural awareness. We hold bi-weekly meetings.

5. What is HACC's total enrollment?

HACC enrolls a total of 23,000 full-time and part-time students.

6. Does HACC offer on-campus housing?

HACC does not provide on-campus housing. Assistance is available to International Students who are looking for housing.

7. What is the climate like?

The climate is moderate with four seasons —spring, summer, winter and fall. Temperatures range from 30 degrees Celsius in the summer to negative five degrees Celsius in the winter.

8. When is the application deadline?

Apply by the date listed below for your semester:

  • Fall Semester (August Start Date) —Apply by June 1
  • Spring Semester (January Start Date) —Apply by Oct. 1
  • Summer Semester (May Start Date) —Apply by March 1
We recommend you submit your application materials by the deadline listed above. This will give you enough time to complete the enrollment process and register for classes.

You must submit your application and supporting documents at least four weeks before the start of classes.

9. Is the TOEFL exam required for admission into the ESL program?

We do not require a TOEFL score if you are taking ESL classes. The exam is required if you are starting standard college-level courses instead. To be accepted into college-level courses, your TOEFL score must be at least 550 for the written exam. Computerized exam scores may differ.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999
P: (717) 780-2403
F: (717) 780-2436

Studying in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is certainly a U.S. state international students can count on to deliver a top-notch American study abroad experience! With an abundance of historic, cultural, and scenic attractions to be discovered, including the two major U.S. cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers plenty of incentives that will encourage international students to explore the world beyond the classroom. The best part is, these attractions only serve to enhance the many smart reasons international students seek to enter the programs of its world-class colleges, universities, and research centers each year!
Read our full article on studying in Pennsylvania

Are you a future student and ready to apply to HACC?

By applying to HACC, you have the opportunity to apply for a full-ride scholarship! HACC will fund two years of your education – enough to complete your associate degree.

Thanks to the support of the HACC Foundation, the College is able to offer FREE money to support future students, like you, in reaching your educational goals. Six full-ride scholarships are available – one from each of the five campuses and one through HACC’s Virtual Learning Program.

Please note that current students are not eligible for the full-ride scholarships. However, there are more than 250 scholarships available for current students.

Student Profile

Beata A.


Beata A.
"HACC has been a great opportunity for me."

Beata is a pre-nursing student from Romania. She discovered the HACC York Campus while she was visiting Central Pennsylvania on vacation. She decided to apply to the nursing program at HACC. When she graduates, she will be more marketable as a nurse in Romania.

  • Major: Nursing
  • Study Area: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2016
  • Home Country: Romania

Student Profile

Han L.

Business Administration

Han L.
"HACC has been a great place to start my education, which I will continue after my time here."

Han is a student from Vietnam studying the field of Business Administration . She attends HACC's Gettysburg Campus. She plans to transfer to a four-year university in the Pennsylvania or New York area to complete her Bachelor's Degree after completing her general education requirements at HACC.

  • Major: Business Administration
  • Study Area: Business/Management
  • Graduation Year: 2017
  • Home Country: Vietnam

Student Profile

Karen J.

Business Studies

Karen J.
"I've found a place where I can prosper at HACC."

Karen is a Business Studies student from Jamaica at the HACC Lebanon Campus. She has found leadership opportunities at HACC. She is currently the Secretary of the Student Government Association and the co-liaison for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She received the Campus Services Student Award in May 2011. Karen plans to transfer to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Business after graduating from HACC.

  • Major: Business Studies
  • Study Area: Business/Management
  • Graduation Year: 2017
  • Home Country: Jamaica

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