Partnership offers opportunities for students to complete degrees

March 06, 2009

York, Pa. — Beginning this fall, Lancaster students can complete a bachelor’s degree from Penn State York, Immaculata University or Elizabethtown College at the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

College officials from the four institutions signed the agreement Friday (March 6) that will help students save in travel costs and provide a local and familiar environment to finish their four-year degree.

College students with the sufficient number of college credits and who meet admission requirements, in addition to HACC graduates, are also eligible to enroll in the program.

"We are delighted as the land-grant institution to be bringing a Penn State degree to the premier community college of the Commonwealth," said Joel M. Rodney, chancellor of Penn State York. "The convenience this partnership provides to students will definitely benefit them and the Lancaster community as a whole.”

Penn State York, through its Lancaster Center, will offer a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies, a degree that will be of benefit to those in education, psychology, and human services. Elizabethtown College will offer an accelerated bachelor’s degree in business administration and Immaculata University will offer an accelerated degree in health care management. Students in an accelerated program complete their course work in less time. All the classes are taught by faculty from the respective institutions.

The partnership also includes access to services at the HACC Lancaster Campus such as admission, financial aid and registration by the respective college or University;a dvising and tutoring; and library resources as well as electronically or in person at the main campus of the respective institution.

Students are invited to an Information Night from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the East Building, room 203, at the HACC Lancaster Campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike.

For more information about the courses being offered through Penn State, The Lancaster Center, contact the center (717) 299-7667 or

  • Joel M. Rodney, chancellor of Penn State York, signs the agreement for York to participate in the program at HACC's Lancaster Campus.

    IMAGE: Barbara H. Dennis

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