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Accreditation and Approvals

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

The University buildings are accessible for persons with physical disabilities. Enhanced listening devices are available for the hearing-impaired. There are no other special accommodations or on-site services for students with other types of disabilities.

Student Financial Assistance

Harrisburg University Students

Federal, State, and Institutional Financial Aid Program

Student creating a mixture

Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Geospatial Technology

Student Loan Information Initial Loan Counseling and Exit Counseling

Health & Safety

Vaccination Policy

The university does not require any specialized vaccinations. The student and parent are asked to self-certify that vaccinations required by state law for attendance in grades K-12 have been met.

Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the Harrisburg campus and Philadelphia location.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is committed to maintaining a healthy work and educational environment.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Info

 

Student Outcomes

Retention Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began their studies in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020 was 70%.

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began their studies in Fall 2018 and returned in Fall 2019 was 71%.

Graduation Rate

The 6-year graduation rate for those undergraduate students who began their studies in Fall 2014 was 25%.

Transfer-Out Rate

The transfer-out rate for Fall 2014 first-time, full-time students was 3%.

Outcomes for 2020 Graduates

Ninety-one percent of students who graduated with a BS degree in 2020 and responded to a survey reported that they were employed, enrolled in graduate school, or enlisted in the military.

Voter Registration

Pennsylvania voter registration information is available at www.votespa.com

Pell Grant and Stafford Loan Graduation Rate Report

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) (Sec. 488(a)(3)) states that completion or graduation rates must be disaggregated by:

In accordance with the applicable statutes, Harrisburg University’s disaggregated graduation rates for first-time, full- time degree-seeking students that enrolled in Fall 2014 are:

Fall 2014 First-Time, Full-Time Undergraduate Students Financial Aid Profile*

Recipients of a Pell Grant (within entering year)74.2%
Recipients of a Direct Subsidized Loan (within entering year) that did not receive a Pell Grant11.9%
Did not receive either a Pell Grant or Direct Subsidized Loan (within entering year)13.9%
*Source: IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey, 2020

In accordance with the applicable statutes, Harrisburg University’s disaggregated graduation rates for first-time, full- time degree-seeking students that enrolled in Fall 2014 are:

Fall 2014 First-Time, Full-Time UG Graduation Rates by Group*

Student GroupGraduation Rate
4 Years (or less)
Graduation Rate
5 Years
Graduation Rate
6 Years
Male Students24%29%29%
Female Students10%18%20%
Total (Men and Women)17%24%25%
Hispanic/Latino13%27%27%
Asian60%60%80%
Black/African American9%16%16%
White39%44%44%
*Source: IPEDS Graduation Rates Survey, 2020

Right to File a Compliant

Registering a complaint with the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Complaints about the University may be filed with the University.  Information about the complaint can be forwarded to the University’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer Harrisburg University.

Email: Compliance@HarrisburgU.edu

Registering a complaint with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Complaints about the University may be filed with the Middle States Commission. Information about the complaint process may be found at www.msche.org.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (267) 284–5000
E-mail: info@msche.org  Spanish: españolinfo@msche.org
www.msche.org

Registering a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Complaints about the University can also be filed with the state of Pennsylvania. Complaints should be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126
Telephone: (717) 783–6788
www.education.pa.gov/

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