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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Marcus Rodriguez

Marcus was the first autistic student to serve as HCC Student Senate president and hopes to run for political office someday.

Chrystal Schumann

Chrystal is a member of the Student Senate and a work-study student in HCC's Financial Aid department.

Christopher Todd Garceau

After HCC, Chris plans to study medicine and go on to a career as a thoracic surgeon.

Vanessa Alexander

Vanessa is studying psychology at HCC and plans to get her bachelor's in child psychology after earning her associate degree.

Colby Oefinger

"People here are pretty accepting, no matter what you look like, no matter what your sexual orientation is. You're not going to get bullied, you're not going to get made fun of because people are just here for school, to be educated and create relationships."


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000