Harcum College

About Us


The College of Possibilities

In these fast paced times, Harcum can help you build a bridge between who you are today and who you will be tomorrow. Harcum offers two ways to help you accomplish this mission.

  • You can gain the experience you need to launch a rewarding career in as little as two years.
  • Take your time and discover and explore things that interest you and gain credits to transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Each pathway has programs geared to the needs of the economy, the workplace, and society. Our curriculum is constantly reviewed to insure that our students are competitive in the marketplace. Our faculty members are friendly and approachable, and teaching is done on a very personal basis. With a student/teacher ratio of around  11 to 1, Harcum faculty get to know each and every student.

The Harcum Experience

Getting Started
College is a time for exploring possibilities, making friends, and enjoying the excitement of being on your own. If you are returning to college after being in the workforce or serving our country in the military, there will be additional challenges and questions.  You may be an online or part-time student who is rarely on campus. To help get the most out of your new experience, Harcum provides one-on-one counseling. Advisors are available to listen to your ideas, sympathize with your concerns, and arrange for additional academic support if you need it.

Beyond The Classroom
Many students look forward to living on a college campus. Harcum has attractive residence halls where a strong sense of community spirit thrives. There are more than a dozen student clubs and organizations where you can discover new areas of interest and develop new skills.

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

Academics
More than 20 majors and programs of study 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 innovative accelerated degree programs at partnership sites in the Delaware Valley.

Students
About 1,700 students from 7 states and 8 countries and from a variety of racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. 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.

Student-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1

Average Class Size  
16

Student Life
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.

Residence Halls
About 5% of Harcum students live in one of 2 coed residence halls, which include traditional-style housing.

Athletics
Strong reputation in NJCAA Division I athletics, with 6 sports for men and women. Harcum’s Bears compete in the Region 19 Athletic Conference, and have compiled an impressive record. In 2010-11 the Bears men’s basketball team was 22-6 overall and the Lady Bears went to the national finals.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the 2013 academic year is $10,250 per semester.
Full-time enrollment with room(double) and board is $29,280 per year.

Financial Aid
More than 90% of Harcum students receive financial aid in the form of both need-based aid and merit scholarships.

Internships and Co-ops
Harcum students explore internship and cooperative learning experiences—many of them paid—at leading area organizations, including Main Line Health and Genesis Rehabilitation.

After Harcum
Harcum graduates have an outstanding record of success in careers and in four-year institutions. The majority of graduates are employed or are pursuing further study within a few months of graduating.

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