Harford Community College: Narrative Description

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401 Thomas Run Rd.
Bel Air, MD 21015-1698
Tel: (410)836-4000
Admissions: (410)836-4379
Fax: (410)836-4197
Web Site: http://www.harford.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 331-acre small town campus with easy access to Baltimore. Endowment: $4.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3681 per student. Total enrollment: 5,492. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,197 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,157 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 3,335 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 17 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 33% 25 or older, 60% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Placement: ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2250 full-time, $75 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4500 full-time, $150 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6750 full-time, $225 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $225 full-time, $7.50 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Paralegal Club, Multi-National Students Association, Student Nurses Association, Video Club. Major annual events: Welcome Picnic, Oktoberfest, Holiday Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 74,731 books, 4,203 microform titles, 422 serials, 6,700 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. 267 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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