Fast Facts

Learn all about HCC, from our annual enrollment to our retention rates. 


Here you'll find the demographic (gender, race/ethnicity, etc.) and enrollment (full-time, part-time, etc.) profile of credit students enrolled at HCC in the latest fall term.

fall 2016

Unduplicated Headcount     5,890
Full-Time Equivalent  (FTE)     3,833
 
Full-time/Part-time Status
Full-time 44%
Part-time 56%
Gender  Overall  Full-time Part-time
 Male 38% 45% 33%
 Female 62% 55% 67%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
       
White 58% 59% 58%
Hispanic/Latino 26% 25% 26%
Black/African American* 6% 6% 6%
Asian 2% 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander <1% <1% <1%
Two or More Races 3% 3% 3%
Non-Resident Alien 1% 1% <1%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 3% 3% 4%
Minority** 39% 39% 40%
       
Age      
       
<20 34% 47% 23%
20-24 35% 36% 34%
25-29 12% 7% 16%
30-44 14% 7% 20%
45+ 5% 2% 8%
       
Pell Grant Recipient*** 49% 54% 44%
       
Enrolled in...      
...1 or more day courses 74% 92% 61%
...1 or more evening/weekend courses 19% 13% 24%
...1 or more online courses 41% 39% 42%
       

Top 5 Enrolled Areas of Study

   
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Foundations of Health Career
Business Administration Mass Transfer
Criminal Justice
Psychology
   

NOTE: Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100%; Percentages within racial/ethnic categories are based on ALL students.

* includes Cape Verdean

** % Minority based on total known Race/Ethnicity

   

*** Fall 2015 students who received a Pell grant in AY2015-2016

   

Interested in how many students attend HCC in a given year? Credit and non-credit student enrollment data for the latest fiscal year are included here.

Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Enrollment

 
Unduplicated Headcount, credit and non-credit students 11,267
 
Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 8,243
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) 4,172
 
Non-Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 3,190
Workforce Development Course Enrollments 3,494
Personal Growth Course Enrollments 1,670
 

Here are the numbers from the top 15 towns which attend HCC. These numbers reflect all students enrolled, full and part-time in Fall 2016.

  Number Percent
     
Springfield 1,004 17%
Holyoke 776 13%
Chicopee 741 13%
Westfield 501 9%
West Springfield 264 4%
Agawam 235 4%
Easthampton 228 4%
Northampton 215 4%
Ludlow 188 3%
South Hadley 184 3%
Belchertown 157 3%
Amherst 133 2%
Granby 117 2%
Southampton 90 2%
Palmer 84 1%

FALL 2013 First-Time, Full-Time, Degree/Certificate Seeking Cohort

  Graduation Rate Transfer Out Rate
     
All Students 18% 17%
     
Gender    
Male 18% 18%
Female 18% 17%
     
Race/Ethnicity    
White 25% 16%
Hispanic/Latino 8% 18%
Black/African American* 5% 30%
Asian 25% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native ** **
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander NA NA
Two or More Races 14% 18%
Non-resident Alien ** **
Unknown 16% 19%
     
Financial Aid Received    
Pell Grant 12% 17%
Subsidized Stafford Loan but not Pell Grant 23% 15%
Neither Pell Grant nor subsidized Stafford Loan 29% 19%
     
Note: Graduation and transfer rates are defined by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (150% time to award)

* Includes Cape Verdean
** Suppressed to protect student privacy

   
FY 2016
Total Graduates (unduplicated head count) 1,015
Total Degrees/Certificates Awarded 1,044
Associate in Science 506
Associate in Arts 384
Certificate 154

 

 
Top 5 Degrees/Certicates Awarded  
   
Liberal Arts and Sciences (A.A.)  
Business Administration Mass Transfer (A.S.)
Criminal Justice (A.S.)
Nursing (A.S.)
Psychology (A.A.-Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Find out how many first-time students enrolled at HCC in the fall re-enroll the next spring or next fall term.

Fall 2016 to Spring 2017 Retention Rate
 
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 77%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 57%
   
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 Retention Rate
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 52%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 42%
   

The faculty and staff at Holyoke Community College are here for one reason: They want to make a difference in the lives of our students. Committed to providing the best most possible outcomes is what they do best.

Total Faculty and Staff 733 
Full-time Faculty 128
Adjunct Faculty 330
Professional Staff 146
Support Staff 129