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.
|Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)||3,056|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||<1%||<1%||<1%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||<1%||<1%||<1%|
|Two or More Races||4%||4%||3%|
|Race and Ethnicity Unknown||3%||3%||3%|
|Pell Grant Recipient***||48%||55%||43%|
Top 5 Enrolled Areas of Study
|Liberal Arts & Sciences
Foundations of Health Career
Business Administration Mass Transfer
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
*** Percentages are for students enrolled in Fall 2018 who received a Pell grant in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. Data are updated in January each year. Data were last updated in January 2020.
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|
|Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)||3,366|
|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.
Fall 2016 First-Time, Full-Time, Degree/Certificate Seeking Cohort
|Graduation Rate||Transfer Out Rate|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||**||**|
|Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander||N/A||N/A|
|Two or More Races||27%||20%|
|Financial Aid Received|
|Subsidized Stafford Loan but not Pell Grant||31%||21%|
|Neither Pell Grant nor subsidized Stafford Loan||27%||19%|
|Note: Graduation and transfer rates are defined by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (150% time to award)
* Includes Cape Verdean
|Total Graduates (unduplicated head count)||859|
|Total Degrees/Certificates Awarded||886|
|Associate in Science||468|
|Associate in Arts||300|
|Top 5 Degrees/Certificates Awarded|
|Liberal Arts & Sciences (A.A.)|
|Business Administration Mass Transfer (A.S.)|
|Criminal Justice (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||661|