Harford Community College in Bel Air

Bel Air, MD

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Harford Community College offers 198-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. 40.8% are women, and 59.2% are men. 1% percents of international students. Harford Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Harford Community College is 2592$, that is at the level of national average. 20% of full-time Harford Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $34,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Harford Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Harford Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$1,645
$30,001 - $48,000$1,983
$48,001 - $75,000$3,478
$75,001 - $110,000$5,245



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2921 of Harford Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 44 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Harford Community College number 33 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at Harford Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Harford Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Harford Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

20% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Harford Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Harford Community College is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Harford Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Harford Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Maryland.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 401 Thomas Run Road address in Bel Air, Maryland.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Harford Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Harford Community College offers 198 programs in total: 111 are for Associate's degree, 51 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 36 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. Harford Community College is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance education programs that are provided in the Harford Community College: 12 are for Associate's degree and 9 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.


Harford Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4218 students with 126530 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Harford Community College

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Great Community College that has helped so many forward their careers

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I was so happy when I graduated from here because I would never have to be around these crazy people again. My experience being a student at hcc was just okay. The whole 2 years I went here I never made any friends. A lot of the other students were rude and mean, or they were socially awkward with no personality. Just overall bizarre people. The male students were generally perverted. They had no concept of boundaries and often made sexual remarks or jokes. I understand the age for community college students ranges from 18-20, so you can't expect people to be all that mature when they're still teenagers, but nonetheless it was inexcusable, and it often made the learning environment uncomfortable. My teachers were mostly nice, however I had a couple of weird instructors (men of course, not women). I had an astronomy teacher (I won't give out his name) who called me 'gorgeous' whenever I approached him with a question. I thought that was very inappropriate, and I have never experienced such crassness coming from a professor. I don't wanna say I wouldn't recommend anyone go here, because everyone's experience is different, plus if you live in Harford County it's much more convenient to go to this school instead of driving out of the way. However, if you're serious about your education, and specifically if you're a female, then I would approach this school with caution. My advice is to not be concerned with social interaction and to just keep your nose in the books. Many of the people are not who they seem, and if you get involved with their drama it will be a huge distraction. Overall, this is not the best school, but if you stay focused on your work, and get to know your teachers (the nice ones who treat you appropriately and talk to you like a human being), then you'll be absolutely fine.

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Chesapeake Theatre On Harford Community College. Saw the production Arsenic & Old Lace. Well done and entertaining-will be back. All the roles were well done.

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Graduated from the nursing program. 100% of students passed State Boards. It doesn't get any better than that. Oh Wait, it does, the instructors were wonderful, and the dance classes was fantastic.

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Best college I have experienced so far. Great teachers and staff. They are so kind and caring! Anyone who struggles with math, Dr. Mueller is the way to go, she is AMAZING!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 401 Thomas Run Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4434122000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: harford.edu

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