Harford Community College

Bel Air, MD 21015
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Harford Community College is located in Bel Air, Maryland. The school was established back in September of 1957 and has been serving the community dutifully ever since. This school allows students to pursue over 60 associate degree programs and over 20 certificate degree programs. As a member of the Maryland Associate of Community Colleges, this school offers students many academic paths. All of the courses at the school give students the chance to grow professionally and personally. There are also many popular student activities and clubs that students will be able to take part in. The athletics program at the school is very popular, too, and it is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

The nursing program at Harford Community College is one of the more popular programs that students sign up for. This school has a very good Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program that has helped many students to find successful careers in the field. Students will receive a complete education at this school that focuses on practice in the nursing skills lab using high-fidelity simulations. There will also be supervised clinical experiences at affiliated healthcare agencies. The nursing program at this school is fully approved by the Maryland State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students6,109
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 17 112
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1974 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$126/credit
In State Students$215/credit
Out of State Students$304/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,670 $9,675 $13,680
ADN 70 $8,820 $15,050 $21,280
BSN 125 $15,750 $26,875 $38,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 58% of Harford Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,074
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,143
State Grant & Scholarships 16% $1,089
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 22% $1,341
Federal Student Loans 16% $4,558
Private Loans 1% $5,470


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,815
$30,001 to $48,000$6,236
$48,001 to $75,000$8,645
$75,001 to $110,000$10,562
Over $110,000$11,048

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015

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