Harrison College, established in 1902, is a multi-campus institute with 12 campuses, 11 of which are located in Indiana and one in Ohio, plus an online campus. In addition to these they are proud of their Culinary Division, called The Chef Academy, which operates in Indiana and North Carolina. Currently, Harrison College has over 6,100 students enrolled in its various campuses with majority of those students receiving some form of financial aid. As of 2010, statistics show that 89% of the 75,000 students that graduated from the college since it opened was able to get a job within one year of graduating.
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Currently Harrison College offers more than 30 Bachelor, Associate, Diploma, and Certificate programs administered but its Schools of Health Sciences, Veterinary Technology, Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Business. Almost all of the on-campus programs at Harrison College are also offered as fully online programs. Notably missing in its online offering are it Culinary Arts courses, which are only offered in its special locations. Their Veterinary Technology programs are also unavailable as online programs. Some of the programs available at Harrison college include Associate and/or Bachelor degree programs in Accounting, Business Finance, Business Management, Fashion Merchandising, Human Resources, Logistics, Office Assistant, Project Management, Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Health Informatics, Help Desk Technician, Information Technology, Interactive Media Design, Nursing, Medical Assistant, Surgical Technology, and Therapeutic and Clinical Massage.
Average tuition rates for full-time (12 credit hours), first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students at Harrison College is estimated at $13,000 to $14,000 per academic year. This range is based on the Harrison College Tuition Calculator, with the actual tuition rates varying depending on the program enrolled at. The quoted tuition rate does not include other applicable fees, financial aid credits, and living expenses.
Financial aid is available at Harrison College in the form of Federal grants and loans, scholarships, Federal Work Study program, Veterans and Military Benefits, and employer tuition and reimbursement. Harrison College also has a program called the Harrison Tuition Freeze, which seeks to help students keep tuition costs down by locking in the tuition rate to the original rate as long as the student remains enrolled at Harrison in a degree-seeking program. Students that complete one program and decide to pursue another degree program will also get the benefit of being assessed for tuition at the rate of the original or first program.
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Harrison College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and regulated by The Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education (COPE). Some of the campuses have also received programmatic accreditation from the following specialized accreditation bodies: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology programs), American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Assisting programs), National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Laboratory Technology program), and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (Associate Degree in Nursing Program). In addition to this, The Chef’s Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF).