Consumer Information

The Consumer Information page provides prospective students, current students, employees, and members of the community with information about Harcum College in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), a federal law enacted on August 14, 2008 that reauthorized the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The HEOA includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a post-secondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies.

Character

Harcum educates students in the arts and occupational skills, respecting each student as an individual with personal needs, interests, aptitudes, and aspirations.

Student Financial Assistance

Contact the Financial Aid Department at 610-526-6098 or finaid@harcum.edu.
More than 90% of Harcum students receive financial aid in the form of both need-based aid and merit scholarships.

Students

About 1,600 students from a variety of racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds attend Harcum. Roughly 5% of students live on campus.

Faculty

Harcum’s faculty members are known for excellence in their fields and their commitment to student success.

Average Class Size  

16

Academics

Harcum has more than 20 majors in the liberal arts and professional studies, including dental hygiene, early childhood education, physical therapy, law & justice, and nursing, among others. The College offers Continuing Education and Professional Development courses, and degree programs at various partnership sites across the Delaware Valley.

Career and Transfer

Contact the Career and Transfer Services Department at 610-526-6047 or ddove@harcum.edu.

Graduation and Retention

In accordance with Federal Regulations effective July 1, 1996, Harcum College tracks the graduation rate of first-time, full-time freshmen that enter each fall and who graduate within 150 percent or 200 percent.

COHORT

GRADUATION RATE

GRADUATION YEAR

Fall Cohort 2011

 

 

        150%

18%

2014

        200%  28% 2015
Fall Cohort 2012
   
        150%
15%
2015
        200%  27% 2016
Fall Cohort 2013
   
        150%
16% 2016

Graduation: Students who graduate are those who have successfully completed degree requirements. Graduation rates are calculated for first-time, full-time degree completing students receiving associate's degrees from the institution. Normal graduation time is completing a degree requirement within 2 years (100%).  Completing a degree requirement within 3 years is 150% and completing a degree requirement within four years is 200%.

Graduation Requirements

Retention Rates for first-time, full-time freshman

COHORT

RETENTION RATES

2010-2011        

62%

2011-2012        

54%

2012-2013         

56%

2013-2014        

57%

2014-2015 
57%

Retention: Retained undergraduate students are those of a full-time, first-time cohort who return to the institution to continue their studies the following Fall term. Retention rates are calculated by tracking a first-time, full-time cohort from the Fall term they entered to the following Fall term.  Example: Track Fall 2014 first-time, full-time cohort retention by noting which students of that cohort returned Fall 2015.

Student Support

Student Life
Contact the Student Life Department at 610-526-6032 or mramirez@harcum.edu.
There are dozens of student clubs and organizations in academic fields, sports, the arts, international and multicultural activities, community service, student government, publications and media, and other areas. Student life is lively off campus as well, as students take advantage of sports, cultural, and recreational opportunities on the suburban Main Line and in nearby Philadelphia.

Student Grievances and Appeals

Residence Halls
Contact the Residence Life Department at 610-526-6092 or jtucker@harcum.edu.
About 5% of Harcum students live in one of 2 coed residence halls, which include traditional-style housing.

    Health and Safety

    Contact Campus Safety at 610-526-6099 and the Health Center at 610-526-6090.

    Athletics

    Harcum College has a respected and strong reputation in NJCAA Division I Athletics. Women’s basketball, men’s basketball, and women’s volleyball have all made it to their respective national championships.

    Here are some quick facts about Harcum Athletics:

    • Men's Teams: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)
    • Women's Teams: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor), Volleyball
    • Conference: NJCAA Region 19
    • Nickname: Bears
    • Colors: Purple and White
    • Athletic Director: Drew Kelly
    • Athletic Dept. Phone: 610-526-6669
    • Athletic Dept. Fax: 610-526-6176
    • Athletic Director Email: dkelly@harcum.edu
    • Home Fields: various locations surrounding the Harcum campus
    • Home Courts: OMGC Gym, Klein Hall Gym

    Athletic Recruitment
    Harcum College provides a variety of scholarship opportunities for students wishing to be involved in an intercollegiate athletics program. Think you have what it takes to be a Harcum Bear? Fill out the Recruitment Questionnaire and someone from the athletic department will contact you.

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