Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Harrisburg Area Community College is one of the 17 public 2-year colleges in Pennsylvania. Its campus is medium in size and located in Harrisburg. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 11% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Harrisburg Area Community College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $6,330, and fees were $1,395. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,680 and $1,545 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate56%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 35 277
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 7 55
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.7%
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.6%

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39.19 miles away
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50.15 miles away
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53.11 miles away
Harford Community College
60 miles away
Brandywine School of Nursing
61.04 miles away
Hagerstown Community College
61.81 miles away
Frederick Community College
64.75 miles away
Cecil College
66.83 miles away
Baltimore City Community College
68.48 miles away
Community College of Baltimore County
68.62 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1987 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
05/01/1991 - 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$216/credit
In State Students$258/credit
Out of State Students$308/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 $9,720 $11,610 $13,860
ADN 70 $15,120 $18,060 $21,560
BSN 125 $27,000 $32,250 $38,500
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, 78% of Harrisburg Area 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 51% $4,117
Other Federal Grant 8% $289
State Grant & Scholarships 28% $1,744
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $1,012
Federal Student Loans 55% $4,651
Private Loans 2% $4,489


Average Net Price/year
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$9,046
$30,001 to $48,000$9,431
$48,001 to $75,000$11,890
$75,001 to $110,000$13,913
Over $110,000$14,357

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.

Harrisburg Area Community College
1 HACC Dr.
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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