HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College

Category: Large community college | State: PA

About HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College

HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, established in 1964, is the largest and oldest of Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges, and is the sole institution of its kind serving the Central Pennsylvania region. The College serves nearly 20,000 degree-seeking and thousands more non-degree-seeking students each term through campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, York and online through Virtual Learning. HACC offers more than 120 academic, career associate and transfer degree programs, diploma and certificate programs. The College also offers workforce development programs such as allied health, computer training, fire training, law enforcement and safety, security programs, and technology and trades.

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Why you should attend?

HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, is the only college in Pennsylvania chosen to participate in VetSuccess on Campus, a federal program aimed at easing the transition to academic life for military veterans and their families. HACC's Office of Military and Veterans Affairs additionally provides a wide range of services to the 1,200+ veterans and their dependents who enroll at one of the College's five campuses in Central Pennsylvania every year. HACC's student-veteran enrollment is the largest of any Pennsylvania community college and the second largest of all post-secondary public institutions in the state. HACC offers all Veterans in-state tuition, regardless of location.


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Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $5,208 $6,288 N/A N/A
Fees $1,140 $1,140 N/A N/A
Room $6,000 $6,000 N/A N/A
Board $2,072 $2,072 N/A N/A
Books $1,968 $1,968 N/A N/A
Other Expenses $1,762 $1,762 N/A N/A
Totals $18,150 $19,230 N/A N/A