Located in the bustling heart of downtown Jerusalem, Hadassah Academic College is a unique educational institution affording students a world class, career focused education. Recognized and accredited by Israel's governing body for colleges and universities, the Council for Higher Education, the College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to in-demand professions in fields including health sciences and life sciences, and information and computer technology, communication, design, management and more.
Since its accreditation as a degree-granting institution in 1996, the College's academic model has focused on training Israel’s next generation of skilled professionals while emphasizing excellence in instruction, research and innovative scholarship. HAC is dedicated to imparting its students with the knowledge, skills and sense of personal empowerment they need to build successful careers.
HAC is consistently ranked among Israel’s best colleges, offering students – over half of whom are the first in their families to pursue higher education- a passport to a brighter future. Hadassah graduates earn more than just a degree. They complete their studies with practical experience, personal skills, knowledge and extensive contacts with representatives in their respective field. Hadassah College believes that higher education is not only an academic endeavor but also a means to achieve the satisfaction, stability and fulfillment that come with a successful career.
Students receive dedicated personal attention thanks to Hadassah's three pronged approach to student success, which incorporates guidance and work placement opportunities from Hadassah's Career Center, partial scholarship aid and interest-free loans, and intensive individualized academic assistance. This unique approach translates into impressive real world results: Hadassah College has the lowest student attrition rates in the nation, surpassing even those of major academic universities. Ninety-five percent of enrolled students successfully complete their study programs, and up to 90% of graduates finding work in their chosen fields.
In addition to classroom studies, students take on a wide range of practical learning experiences out in the community and within industry, including volunteering, staffing Hadassah's outreach clinics and community projects, professional internships and more. Students develop the skills need to compete and flourish in the workforce.
Hadassah Academic College brings together students from all walks of life and from every sector of Israeli society. More than fifty percent of students come from outside the greater Jerusalem area. The College is committed to community outreach, diversity, and to creating a better future for all.
Hadassah Academic College partners with academic institutions and projects from around the world. For example, the College is currently undertaking an EU-funded research effort called Project Bio-Explore, a large-scale biotechnology research study examining possible therapeutic uses for local plants. The project is being conducted in cooperation with researchers from the United States, Spain, Greece and the Palestinian Authority.
In 2012, Hadassah strengthened its commitment to diversity by launching a new undergraduate degree-track program for ultra-Orthodox men and women seeking professional degrees.
Hadassah is more than just an institution of higher learning. Rather, it is an integral part of the social fabric of Israel’s capital city, and takes pride in its active and engaged role in the community. The College works closely with the Jerusalem Municipality and works to advocate on behalf of the special needs of students and young professionals in the city.