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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is college with 289 students located in Harrisburg, PA.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Open Admissions

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Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

One of Pennsylvania's most affordable private universities, Harrisburg University is known for small class sizes and a hands-on career-focused education. HU offers state-of the-art academic resources throughout its $73-million 16-story Academic Center, engaging faculty, and the resources of a thriving city. Here the academic and business worlds unite. Here individuals looking to learn, grow, and achieve can connect with experts who teach, mentor, and advise. Our programs draw upon close connections to the key industries and sectors that drive the economy of Pennsylvania.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 289
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 94% Full Time / 6% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 63% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 53%
Multi-racial 3%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 30%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Natural Sciences (41%), Computer and Information Sciences (27%), Biotechnology (20%), Forensic Science and Technology (6%), Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other (3%), E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, supervise, and market electronic business operations, products, and services provided online via the Internet. Includes instruction in business administration, information technology, information resources management, web design, computer and Internet law and policy, computer privacy and security, e-trading, insurance, electronic marketing, investment capital planning, enterprise operations, personnel supervision, contracting, and product and service networking.

Job Opportunities:

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers.

Bachelor's

A program with a combined or undifferentiated focus on one or more of the physical and biological sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Physical Scientists, All Other
All physical scientists not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, entomology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology and autopsy procedures, DNA and blood pattern analysis, crime scene analysis, crime scene photography, fingerprint technology, document analysis, witness and suspect examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Forensic Science Technicians
Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the application of the biological sciences, biochemistry, and genetics to the preparation of new and enhanced agricultural, environmental, clinical, and industrial products, including the commercial exploitation of microbes, plants, and animals. Includes instruction in bioinformatics, gene identification, phylogenetics and comparative genomics, bioinorganic chemistry, immunoassaying, DNA sequencing, xenotransplantation, genetic engineering, industrial microbiology, drug and biologic development, enzyme-based production processes, patent law, biotechnology management and marketing, applicable regulations, and biotechnology ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on computing, computer science, and information science and systems. Such programs are undifferentiated as to title and content and are not to be confused with specific programs in computer science, information science, or related support services.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Computer Systems Analysts
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
Database Administrators
Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.
Computer Network Architects
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in geological and related sciences not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

Interim President and Provost Dr. Eric D. Darr
President and CEO Dr. Eric D. Darr
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 12
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 83 : 16
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $22,643 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $21,049
$30K-$48K $20,643
$48K-$75K $23,714
$75K-$110K $25,523
$110K+ $22,298

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $23,900, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $23,900 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,500 $9,150
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total (before financial aid) $35,900 $34,550

Students Receiving Aid

97% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 87% $6,068
Federal Scholarships/Grants 63% $4,127
Institutional Grants 97% $8,928
Other Federal Grants 3% $1,750
Other Loans 14% $10,694
Pell Grants 63% $4,044
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 49% $3,687
Student Loans 87% $7,727

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.harrisburgu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.harrisburgu.edu/netprice/npcalc.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

23% of students graduated on time.

38% of students graduated in six years.

63% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#183 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#22 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Score
#118 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#119 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#120 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#130 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#195 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#211 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#213 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#229 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
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