Holyoke Community College is the premier Massachusetts community college, providing the best start at the best value for students from an increasingly diverse community with rapidly evolving needs. Our enthusiastic, highly-qualified faculty engage students in innovative and creative learning. Students thrive in our vibrant, accessible, and welcoming campus community because we provide them with a comprehensive academic and personal support system. We challenge ourselves to identify and provide relevant and responsive solutions for the needs of organizations and individuals in the Valley and beyond. Our students are exceptionally prepared for success in today's changing world.

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Aaron Washington

Aaron is a biology major at HCC who wants to be a pharmacist.

Hannah Trobaugh

Hannah started taking classes at HCC as a high school junior when she was 16 years old. Now 18, she'll graduate in May with a liberal arts degree and and then continue her life-long love of theater arts at a four-year school.

Martha King-Devine

Martha came to HCC after working for years at a succession of dead-end jobs, from cashier and office manager to bartender. She is now a psychology major at HCC and president of the Student Senate.

Laura Whiteley

As a freshman, Laura beat out students from 13 other public and private colleges and universities in western Massachusetts to win the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's annual Elevator Pitch Competition.

Ed Dice

Ed, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the first Persian Gulf War, is organizing HCC's Veterans Day celebration on Wed., Nov. 4.


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303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040