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Fast Facts about HCC

Fast Facts about HCC

The Campus

Hagerstown Community College was founded in 1946 as the first of its kind in Maryland. The main campus sits on 319 acres and includes 18 buildings. HCC also operates a satellite center at the Valley Mall and a truck driving range on Industry Drive in North Hagerstown. More than 100 programs of study are available for university transfer, career preparation, and personal enrichment. HCC also offers non-credit continuing education courses and customized training programs, as well as remedial and developmental courses to help students prepare for college-level offerings. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, HCC awards associate degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition.

The Employees

HCC employs approximately 775 individuals each year in full and part-time positions. Hundreds of student workers and campus volunteers also serve the campus community. Opportunities for administrative, faculty, and support positions may be viewed on the Human Resources page.

The Students

  • Average age of HCC credit students: 23
  • 32% full-time, 68% part-time
  • 29% students of color
  • 65% female, 35% male
  • 77% Maryland (70% from Washington County), 17% from Pennsylvania, 4% from West Virginia, 2% other/out-of-state)


  • 5,000+ credit students annually
  • 5,000+ non-credit students annually
  • 900+ area high schools students


  • $123 per credit hour plus fees for in-county residents
  • $192 per credit hour plus fees for out-of-county residents
  • $252 per credit hour plus fees for out-of-state residents
  • $236 per credit hour plus fees for those who qualify for the Neighbor-State Rate (Franklin and Fulton Counties, Pa.; Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson Counties, W.Va.; and Loudoun County, Va.)

Financial Aid

Two of three HCC students receive financial aid. The HCC Foundation awards more than $600,000 annually in student scholarships.


  • More than 20 student organizations
  • Expanded Student Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Hilltop Grill
  • Indoor/Outdoor track
  • Outdoor volleyball court
  • Tennis courts


  • 14 intercollegiate sports teams: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, track, soccer, softball, and volleyball
  • Maryland Junior College Conference (MDJuCo) and Region XX of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)


Special Programs

Adult Literacy Services

The Adult Literacy Services Program provides students with educational and workforce training. Courses support development of basic literacy skills, English-language acquisition, GED preparation, and short-term career training programs.

Early College

The CATE Early College Program, the Early College Access Program (formerly ESSENCE), and the Early College Degree Program (formerly HCC Middle College) enable area high school students to take college classes while still in high school. Learn more on the Early College page.

Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship

The Maryland Promise Program offers financial assistance, beyond financial aid, to qualifying Maryland residents who want to earn a degree or other credential.

ACT WorkKeys NCRC ®

The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is an assessment-based credential that measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for job success. Courses and testing provided through HCC’s Workforce Solutions and Adult Literacy Services programs. Learn more on the WorkKeys page.