Hartnell College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 36%

Hartnell College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)12,0726,4565,616

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
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 Humanities908908
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service112112
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services106106
Health Professions and Related Programs7171
Social Sciences5656
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences5454
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3838
Physical Sciences2222
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2222
Mathematics and Statistics2222
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2121
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences1818
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services1414
Visual and Performing Arts1414
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians1313
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1212
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1111
English Language and Literature & Letters99
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields55
Construction Trades33
Precision Production22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
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
City population150,000