Since 1955, the Pennsylvania State Council of Education has authorized Harcum College to confer degrees of associate in arts and associate in science. When a Harcum graduate receives an associate's degree in arts or sciences, he or she is prepared to assume a position of responsibility in the business or professional world or may continue on to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution.

Harcum College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, Harcum's Allied Health programs are accredited on an individual basis by the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Equal Opportunity

Harcum College is an equal opportunity institution and, as such, does not discriminate in its educational and employment practices with regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, applicable veteran status or any other legally protected classification.

The College also complies with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations.

Visas and Loans

Harcum College is permitted by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to accept foreign students (F-1 Visa). The College is approved for National Direct Education Act Student Loans.