Hartnell College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Salinas, CA

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How much is the Hartnell tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Hartnell's tuition & fees is $1,404 for California residents and $8,994 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $25,200 for California residents and $32,790 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Hartnell Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,404
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,994
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,408
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,028

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Hartnell' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Hartnell College$1,404$8,994
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Hartnell and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Hartnell CollegeSalinas, CA$1,404$8,994
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144

Financial Aid and COA

At Hartnell College, 5,273 students (54%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $2,995.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Hartnell is $29,795 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 831 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $4,026.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$25,200$32,790
Tuition & Fees$1,404$8,994
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,796$23,796
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,205$29,795
Average Financial Aid$2,995$2,995
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,27354%$2,995
Pell Grants1,86619%$4,129
Federal Student Loan170%$9,227
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid83190%-
Grants or Scholarships82989%$4,026
Federal Grants38742%$5,062
Pell Grants38742%$5,020
Other Federal Grants16117%$101
State/Local Grants82889%$1,658
Institutional Grants162%$390
Student Loan Aid0--
Federal Student Loans0--
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level385385$7,136
110,001 or more11$1,472

Student Population

Hartnell College has a total of 8,892 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 4,714 male students and 5,094 female students attending Hartnell. The school offers online degree programs and 1,693 students enrolled online exclusively (19.04% of all students).
Undergraduate9,808 4,7145,094

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered82 Programs
Online Program Offered10 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population8,892
Graduation Rate31%
Transfer-out Rate3%
Retention Rate72% (Full-time), 29% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate22 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties127 (Full-time), 195 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs323 (Full-time), 216 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$87,822
Average Staff Salary$75,330