HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    S20,000—$25,000 Semester

  • 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, offers a high-quality academic experience in a supportive environment at five physical campuses in Central Pennsylvania. We offer more than 100 programs including two-year associate degrees and certificate programs with day, evening and weekend classes to meet the needs of students.

Fast Facts

  • More than 50 different countries are represented in an average year
  • Campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York
  • Central Pennsylvania is close to the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
  • Student-faculty ratio: 19-1
  • Nearly 16,000 credit students and more than 50,000 students enrolled in workforce development and community education programs annually
  • Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Founded in 1964 as the first community college in Pennsylvania

Why Study at HACC?

  • Quality education at an affordable price
  • High transferability of HACC credits with more than 40 direct college/university agreements
  • Experienced faculty who provide superior instruction and diversity of ideas and opinions
  • Academic programs are fully accredited and nationally recognized
  • Center for Global Education dedicated to serving the needs of international students
  • Friendly, supportive staff and strong social network of students

Academic Programs

  • English as a Second Language Program (ESL)
    The ESL program is a full-time intensive program offering four levels of instruction. Classes meet 15 hours a week with emphasis on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Program prepares students for college level courses.
  • Career Programs--
    Career programs require four or more terms of full-time study to complete and include courses providing concentrated study in a particular field and general education; enable students to enter job market immediately upon graduation.
  • Transfer Programs--
    Transfer programs provide the first two years of education for a four-year bachelor’s degree. Top transfer schools for international students include Penn State University, Shippensburg University, Millersville University and Temple University.

Find a complete listing of programs at http://www.hacc.edu

Support Services for International Students

  • International student orientation program
  • Academic support services including free English tutoring, math tutoring and other subject-related tutoring
  • Expert academic advising
  • Student activities and organizations such as an International Student Club, and field trips
  • Assistance with immigration responsibilities related to maintaining status, transfer, employment and travel
  • Internships and practical training opportunities


International admissions information can be found at www.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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