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Harford Community College

401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD

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Harford Community College (HCC) is located near Bel Air, Maryland. With almost 10,000 students taking credited courses and 13,000 taking noncredit courses in 2013, HCC has over 1000 full-time and part-time faculty and staff.

Mission Statement:

Harford Community College provides accessible, innovative learner-centered education opportunities. As an open-access institution, the College promotes graduation, transfer, individual goal attainment, and career and workforce development. The College fosters lifelong learning, global awareness, and social and cultural enrichment.

Academic Divisions:

  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Business, Computing & Applied Technology
  • Educational & Transitional Studies
  • Humanities
  • Nursing & Allied Health Professions
  • Science, Technology Engineering & Math
  • Visual, Performing & Applied Arts

HCC has a check sheet for students transferring from other schools—for full details check the transfer student page on their websites (http://www.harford.edu/admissions/transfer-students.aspx)

Free tutoring services are offered for most courses for HCC students—over 45 part-time student and professional tutors. Other student services include access to Career Services, Student Intervention Services, Computer and Technology Center, Library, Athletics, and Recreational Activities.

Tuition:

  • Residents of Harford County: $92 per credit hour.
  • Residents of Maryland-Outside of Harford County: $179 per credit hour.
  • Non-residents of Maryland/Out-of-Country Residents: $266 per credit hour.

Additional fees include: Consolidated Services, Exams, and Registration.

Apply Online (http://www.harford.edu/admissions/apply-now.aspx)

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,200. 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: $2,800-$3,300
    • Out-of-State: $7,000-$8,352
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $290-$350 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 Aid57%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships50%$3,894
Receiving Student Loans11%$3,734
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Harford Community College may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Harford Community College compared to community colleges in Maryland, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Harford Community CollegeHarford CountyMaryland
Graduation Rate18.7%-15.6%
Transfer-out Rate26.0%-21.1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1974)
    • Visit our Maryland nursing schools page to see all fifty-three offered through the state
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Maryland Board of Nursing (since 1996)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Program
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Harford Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

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

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

    Other Community Colleges Nearby

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