HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $20,000—$25,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Engineering, English Language (ESL)

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, Pennsylvania’s first and largest community college, offers a high-quality academic experience in a supportive environment at five campuses in Central Pennsylvania and online. HACC offers more than 100 programs, including two-year associate degree, certificate and diploma programs with day, evening and weekend classes.

Fast Facts

  • More than 50 different countries are represented in an average year
  • Founded in 1964 as the first community college in Pennsylvania
  • Campuses located in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York
  • Close to the metropolitan areas of Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
  • Student-faculty ratio of 15:1
  • More than 15,350 credit students and more than 4,100 remedial and workforce development students enroll annually
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Why Study at HACC?

  • Tuition is approximately 30% less than the average full-time tuition at nearby four-year institutions
  • Easy to transfer credits to dozens of four-year colleges and universities across Pennsylvania and beyond
  • Experienced faculty who provide superior instruction, real-world experience and diverse ideas
  • Fully accredited and nationally recognized academic programs
  • Friendly, supportive staff dedicated to serving the needs of international students
  • Strong social network of students

Academic Programs

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Program: HACC’s ESL Program is a full-time intensive program. The program prepares students for college-level courses.
  • Career Programs: For students who want to begin their career after graduation, this type of program provides concentrated, in-depth study in a specific field.
  • Transfer Programs: For students who want to receive the first two years of education and plan to transfer credits to earn their bachelor’s degree. Top transfer schools for international students include Penn State University, Shippensburg University, Millersville University and Temple University.

Please see our complete list of programs at hacc.edu/programs. 

Support Services for International Students

  • International student orientation program
  • Academic support services, including free tutoring in English, math and other subjects
  • Expert academic advising
  • Student activities and organizations
  • Assistance with immigration responsibilities related to maintaining status, transfer, employment and travel
  • Internships and practical training opportunities


  • International admissions information can be found at hacc.edu/International.
  • All applicants must submit an online application along with supporting academic and financial documents.
  • Test scores are not required, but recommended.
  • Accepted students will be issued an I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 student visa.
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College

HACC: Central Pennsylvania's Community College One HACC Drive
Harrisburg PA 17110
P: 717-780-2403
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