Harcum College

750 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA
Undergraduate info: (610) 525-4100

Harcum College was founded in 1915 by Edith Hatcher Harcum, who wanted to prepare women for dignified, remunerative, and socially useful work. She served as School Head and President until 1952. In 1955, Harcum became the first junior college in Pennsylvania authorized to grant associate’s degrees of arts and sciences. In 2003, the College became coeducational and added new Allied Health programs in Nursing and Radiologic Technology. Today Harcum is an independent residential associate’s degree granting institution with an enrollment of 1,700 women and men, studying at the Main Campus in Bryn Mawr and at 12 Partnership Sites in Philadelphia.

Year institution founded: 1915
Number of students currently enrolled: 1,700
Student/faculty ratio: 16:1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 22
Subject matter expertise (majors institution is known for): Dental Hygiene, Veterinary Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant
Undergraduate in-state tuition: $22,600
Out-of-state tuition: $22,600
Percentage of freshmen on financial aid: 90 percent
Top three awards/recognitions: The President’s Award, The Harcum Award, The Student Leadership Award
Affiliated colleges/satellite campuses: Many articulation agreements with 4-year schools; 12 Partnership Sites in Eastern Pennsylvania

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