- Supports the academic success of members of groups historically under-represented in applied science and technology fields
- Private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) university
- Incorporated in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: December 12, 2001
- Chartered by Pennsylvania Department of Education: January 20, 2005
- Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education June 22, 2009
- Signature 16-story $73-million state-of-the-art Academic Center in Harrisburg.
- University has a 38,000 square-foot location in Philadelphia offering four-year programs.
- Wireless campus encompassing Strawberry Square
- Agreements with other higher education institutions for transfer students
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
- The University has 137 full-time employees as of November 1, 2017
- HU has NOT raised tuition in the last 5 years
- Randall Grespin, Chair of the Board of Trustees
- Eric D. Darr, Ph.D., President
- Duane F. Maun, CPA, Vice President for Finance
- Bilita Mattes, Ed.D., Provost
- The University’s total student enrollment for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students and dual enrollment is 5,375 as of November 1, 2017. Additionally, each year several hundred individuals attend the University for training, professional and continuing education, or certificate programs. More than 480 undergraduate students live in University or private housing in Harrisburg.
- Students come from more than 80 countries.
- 100 percent of accepted undergraduate students receive a scholarship from HU.
- Undergraduate Student Body is 50% female, and 55% minority
- HU places 92% of its graduates in family-sustaining careers in their fields of study within six months of graduation.
- HU undergraduate student average debt upon graduation is $6,000 less than the national average student education debt.
- Average new student GPA was 3.41 for the the incoming class in Fall 2017
Centers & Programs
- Harrisburg University is home to the Agile Lean Center, Analytics Institute, Center for Environment, Energy and Economy, Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, The Government Technology Institute, The Geospatial Technology Center, and the Security Center of Excellence.
- Harrisburg University is a member of the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE), and offers eSports as the University’s first–and only–varsity sport. The program is expected to begin in fall 2018 with three five-person teams competing in “League of Legends,” “Overwatch” and “Hearthstone.”