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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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||74%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||54%||$4,216|
|Receiving Student Loans||42%||$3,583|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 12%.
Admissions, Academics, & 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 in Maryland, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Hagerstown Community College||Washington County||Maryland|
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)
- Accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing (since 1969)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Maryland
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 (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Hagerstown Community College.
- Frederick Community College in Frederick, MD (18 miles away)
- Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD (37 miles away)
- Howard Community College in Columbia, MD (51 miles away)
- Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, MD (57 miles away)
- Baltimore City Community College in Baltimore, MD (58 miles away)