Hartnell College: Ranking & Review

Salinas Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 1683 5995
Top 36%

Hartnell College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

1,603 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

359 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Hartnell College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Hartnell College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $20,806 $27,056
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Hartnell College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $1,400 $7,650
Fees for full-time undergraduates $20 $20
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $46 $200

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 908 908
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 112 112
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 106 106
Psychology 94 94
Health Professions and Related Programs 71 71
Social Sciences 56 56
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 54 54
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 38 38
Physical Sciences 22 22
Mathematics and Statistics 22 22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 22 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21 21
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 18 18
History 16 16
Visual and Performing Arts 14 14
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 14 14
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 13 13
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12 12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11 11
English Language and Literature & Letters 9 9
Engineering 7 7
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 5 5
Construction Trades 3 3
Precision Production 2 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 1
Grand Total1,6511,651

A total of 1,651 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Hartnell College.

Graduation rate31%32%30%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 31%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementFocusing on the needs of the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College provides educational opportunities for students to reach academic goals in an environment committed to student learning, achievement, and success.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff419
Instructional FTE215
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.hartnell.edu
Address411 Central Avenue
Salinas, California, 93901
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize