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Hagerstown Community College (HCC)

11400 Robinwood Dr, Hagerstown, MD

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With a history beginning in 1946, the Hagerstown Community College (HCC) holds the distinction of being the first of its kind throughout the state of Maryland. Since its founding, HCC has endeavored to provide a venue for excellent educational opportunities in collaboration with the community it serves. The college's main campus now sprawls over 300 acres and is home to at least 4,500 students (as of 2012).

Academic programs are divided into several divisions which include Mathematics and Science, Nursing, English and Humanities, Developmental Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Technology and Computer Studies, and Nursing. Certification programs such as those for Commercial Transportation Administration and Management are also offered. Adults looking to be trained for various job skills may join the Job Training Student Resources Program.

High school students who are at least 16 years of age with excellent credentials may be admitted to HCC's Early Support for Students Entering College Education (ESSENCE) Program. Whether from local public or private high schools, students may set their sights on earning college credits and even qualify for financial assistance in doing so. This program is also open for home-schooled individuals.

While most classes are taken on campus, opportunities for night study and online learning are also provided for. These allow students who need to work and study at the same time to still successfully pursue their educational goals. Those who choose to major in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs may be granted additional financial assistance of up to $2,500 each semester via S-STEM scholarships.

Athletic programs are accommodated in the 5,000 capacity Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center (ARCC) which also serves as home to the college's Hawks teams for Track and Field, Softball, and Baseball, among others. The ARCC began operations in 1988 and has since become a venue for sporting and various social events for the college and the community as well.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,500-$3,100
    • Out-of-State: $5,200-$6,278
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $220-$260 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid74%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships54%$4,216
Receiving Student Loans42%$3,583

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Hagerstown Community College may offer services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges found throughout the state of Maryland, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 HCCWashington CountyMaryland
Graduation Rate24.4%-14.5%
Transfer-out Rate19.2%-19.1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1975)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing (since 2003)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Web Design (A, C)
  • Computer (A)
  • Computer Programming, Vendor and Product Certification (C)
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Data Processing
  • Computer Programming

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

  • Mechanical Technology Technician (A, C)
  • Architectural Drafting cad (C)
  • Industrial Technology (A, C)
  • Electromechanical Engineering and Technology
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Engineering Technologies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

  • Biology Technician, Biotechnology Laboratory Technician (A, C)

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A, C)
  • Corrections

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art (A, C)

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