About HCC

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 2019

Unduplicated Headcount     4,886
Full-Time Equivalent  (FTE)     3,056
 
Full-time/Part-time Status
Full-time 41%
Part-time 59%
Gender  Overall  Full-time Part-time
 Male 37% 42% 33%
 Female 63% 58% 67%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
       
White 56% 57% 55%
Hispanic/Latino 27% 26% 28%
Black/African American* 6% 5% 6%
Asian 3% 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1% <1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander <1% <1% <1%
Two or More Races 4% 4% 3%
Non-Resident Alien 1% 1% <1%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 3% 3% 3%
Minority** 42% 40% 43%
       
Age      
       
<20 35% 48% 26%
20-24 32% 34% 31%
25-29 12% 7% 16%
30-44 15% 8% 19%
45+ 6% 3% 8%
       
Pell Grant Recipient*** 49% 56% 43%
       

Top 5 Enrolled Areas of Study

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

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 2017 students who received a Pell grant in AY2017-2018

   

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 2019 Annual Enrollment

 
Unduplicated Headcount, credit and non-credit students 9,602
 
Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 6,832
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) 3,366
 
Non-Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 2,937
Workforce Development Course Enrollments 1,759
Personal Growth Course Enrollments 1,107
Basic Skills/Remedial Course Enrollments  1,969

Here are the numbers from the top 10 towns which attend HCC. These numbers reflect all students enrolled, full and part-time in Fall 2019.

  Number Percent
Springfield 819 17%
Holyoke 656 13%
Chicopee 597 12%
Westfield 408 8%
West Springfield 228 5%
Easthampton 221 5%
Agawam 186 4%
Northampton 185 4%
Belchertown 163 3%
South Hadley 160 3%

FALL 2015 First-Time, Full-Time, Degree/Certificate Seeking Cohort

  Graduation Rate Transfer Out Rate
     
All Students 20% 18%
     
Gender    
Male 19% 16%
Female 20% 21%
     
Race/Ethnicity    
White 24% 17%
Hispanic/Latino 11% 18%
Black/African American* 15% 34%
Asian 26% 13%
American Indian/Alaskan Native ** **
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander ** **
Two or More Races 20% 16%
Non-resident Alien 29% 29%
Unknown 23% 19%
     
Financial Aid Received    
Pell Grant 14% 18%
Subsidized Stafford Loan but not Pell Grant 27% 22%
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 2019
Total Graduates (unduplicated head count) 859
Total Degrees/Certificates Awarded 886
Associate in Science 468
Associate in Arts 300
Certificate 118

 

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

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

Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 Retention Rate
 
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 77%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 66%
   
Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 Retention Rate
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 59%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 45%

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 699 
Full-time Faculty 124
Adjunct Faculty 296
Professional Staff 153
Support Staff 126