Harcum College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,840
4.66% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,435
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.73%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
910
64.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.3%
80 Graduates

About

Harcum College is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Harcum College were General Human Services (51 degrees awarded), Child Care Provider (47 degrees), and Occupational Therapist Assistant (31 degrees).

In 2022, 370 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harcum College. 86.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 13.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (159 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (133 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harcum College is $27,840, which is $19,728 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Harcum College is $27,840, which is $19,728 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,435.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Harcum College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,840
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Harcum College was $27,840. The cost of tuition at Harcum College is $19,728 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$23,435
2022 Value
8.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Harcum College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,435. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Harcum College grew by 8.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,475
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harcum College was of $9,475 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.39% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Harcum College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.35% with respect to 2021, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.73%
2019 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Harcum College was 4.73%, which represents 31 out of the 656 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Harcum College had a total enrollment of 910 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Harcum College is 591 students and the part-time enrollment is 319. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Harcum College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harcum College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.3% Black or African American, 29.2% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Asian, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.44% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.22% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Harcum College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (30.8%), followed by White Female (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harcum College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 910 students. The full-time enrollment at Harcum College is 591 and the part-time enrollment is 319. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Harcum College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Harcum College was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Harcum College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    385 enrolled students
  2. White
    266 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    126 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Harcum College is 42.3% Black or African American, 29.2% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.64% Asian, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.44% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.22% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 19 students (2.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 268 more women than men received degrees from Harcum College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Harcum College is black or african american (159 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (133 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Harcum College is General Human Services (51 degrees awarded), followed by Child Care Provider (47 degrees) and Occupational Therapist Assistant (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Harcum College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees), and Health (149 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harcum College are Registered nurses (1,437,931 people), Other managers (216,045 people), Social workers, all other (215,121 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (204,513 people), and Medical & health services managers (182,194 people).

The most specialized majors at Harcum College in 2022 are Human Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees), Health (149 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees), and Protective Services (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harcum College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Harcum College are Human Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees), Health (149 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees), and Protective Services (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harcum College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,626,367 people), Elementary & secondary schools (594,908 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (377,568 people), Outpatient care centers (327,227 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (322,356 people).

The most specialized majors at Harcum College are Human Sciences (47 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees), Health (149 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (21 degrees), and Protective Services (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Harcum College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 51 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Harcum College was General Human Services with 51 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

51
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
319
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Harcum College, which is 0.16 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (319).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Harcum College in General Studies, which is 1.86 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Harcum College in Child Care Provider, which is 46 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 20% of students graduating from Harcum College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Harcum College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.25% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    159 degrees awarded
  2. White
    133 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harcum College is black or african american (159 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (133 degrees).

3.24% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    139 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    119 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Harcum College is black or african american female (139 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (119 degrees).

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Operations

Harcum College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.81M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−NaN2%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Harcum College had a total salary expenditure of 23.9M. Harcum College employs 24 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors and 17 Instructors. Most academics at Harcum College are Female Associate professor (17), Female Assistant professor (14), and Female Instructor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harcum College are: Management, with 50 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Endowment

$1.81M
2022 Endowment
14.7%
growth from 2021

Harcum College has an endowment valued at about $1.81M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Harcum College grew 14.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.4M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.1M
2022 Salaries
2.13%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Harcum College paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 50.7% of their overall expenditure ($23.9M) and a 2.13% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.46M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2022, Harcum College paid a total of $4.46M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harcum College were Assistant professor with 24 employees, Associate professor with 20 employees, and Instructor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harcum College were Management with 50 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harcum College was Female Associate professor with 17 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Instructor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Harcum College.

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