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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 2022

Unduplicated Headcount     3,550
Full-Time Equivalent  (FTE)     2,065
 
Full-time/Part-time Status
Full-time 33%
Part-time 67%
Gender  Overall  Full-time Part-time
 Male 35% 41% 32%
 Female 65% 59% 68%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
       
White 54% 57% 53%
Hispanic/Latino 28% 26% 29%
Black/African American1 6% 5% 7%
Asian 3% 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1% <1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander <1% <1% <1%
Two or More Races 4% 4% 4%
Non-Residents 1% 1% 1%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 3% 3% 3%
Minoritized2 44% 41% 45%
       
Age      
       
<20 33% 45% 27%
20-24 32% 35% 31%
25-29 12% 9% 14%
30-44 17% 9% 21%
45+ 5% 3% 7%
       
Pell Grant Recipient3 37% 42% 34%
       

Top 5 Enrolled Areas of Study

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

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

1 includes Cape Verdean
2 % Minoritized based on total known Race/Ethnicity
3 Percentages are for students enrolled in Fall 2020 who received a Pell grant in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Data are updated in January each year. Data were last updated in January 2022.

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 2022 Annual Enrollment

 
Unduplicated Headcount, credit and non-credit students 6,768
 
Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 4,932
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) 2,164
 
Non-Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 1,941
Workforce Development Course Enrollments 1,794
Personal Growth Course Enrollments 348
Basic Skills/Remedial Course Enrollments  1,872

Here are the numbers from the top 10 towns which attend HCC. These numbers reflect all students enrolled, full and part-time in Fall 2022.

  Number Percent
Springfield 566 16%
Holyoke 454 13%
Chicopee 348 10%
Westfield 261 7%
Northampton 199 6%
West Springfield 168 5%
Easthampton 166 5%
South Hadley 137 4%
Ludlow 123 3%
Belchertown 112 3%

Fall 2019 First-Time, Full-Time, Degree/Certificate Seeking Cohort

  Graduation Rate Transfer Out Rate
     
All Students 25% 14%
     
Gender    
Male 21% 13%
Female 27% 15%
     
Race/Ethnicity    
White 34% 14%
Hispanic/Latino 10% 16%
Black/African American* 5% 14%
Asian 25% 25%
American Indian/Alaskan Native ** **
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander ** **
Two or More Races 17% 10%
U.S. Nonresident ** **
Unknown 37% 5%
     
Financial Aid Received    
Pell Grant 17% 15%
Subsidized Stafford Loan but not Pell Grant 36% 16%
Neither Pell Grant nor subsidized Stafford Loan 36% 13%
     
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 2022
Total Graduates (unduplicated head count) 678
Total Degrees/Certificates Awarded 706
Associate in Science 345
Associate in Arts 210
Certificate 151

 

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

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

Fall 2021 to Spring 2022 Retention Rate
 
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 76%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 58%
   
Fall 2021 to Fall 2022 Retention Rate
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 59%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 42%

Note: Data based on IPEDS definition of retention.

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 555 
Full-time Faculty 107
Adjunct Faculty 213
Professional Staff 137
Support Staff 98