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 2017

Unduplicated Headcount     5,565
Full-Time Equivalent  (FTE)     3,648
 
Full-time/Part-time Status
Full-time 45%
Part-time 55%
Gender  Overall  Full-time Part-time
 Male 38% 45% 33%
 Female 62% 55% 67%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
       
White 58% 58% 58%
Hispanic/Latino 27% 26% 27%
Black/African American* 6% 6% 7%
Asian 2% 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1% <1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander <1% <1% <1%
Two or More Races 3% 3% 3%
Non-Resident Alien 1% 1% <1%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 3% 2% 3%
Minority** 40% 40% 41%
       
Age      
       
<20 32% 45% 21%
20-24 35% 37% 34%
25-29 13% 8% 17%
30-44 14% 7% 20%
45+ 6% 3% 9%
       
Pell Grant Recipient*** 49% 54% 44%
       
Enrolled in...      
...1 or more day courses 73% 91% 59%
...1 or more evening/weekend courses 18% 13% 21%
...1 or more online courses 45% 46% 44%
       

Top 5 Enrolled Areas of Study

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

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 2015 students who received a Pell grant in AY2015-2016

   

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 2017 Annual Enrollment

 
Unduplicated Headcount, credit and non-credit students 10,465
 
Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 7,650
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) 3,812
 
Non-Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 3,022
Workforce Development Course Enrollments 3,527
Personal Growth Course Enrollments 1,405
 

Here are the numbers from the top 15 towns which attend HCC. These numbers reflect all students enrolled, full and part-time in Fall 2017.

  Number Percent
     
Springfield 975 18%
Holyoke 701 13%
Chicopee 641 12%
Westfield 476 9%
West Springfield 272 5%
Agawam 246 4%
Easthampton 220 4%
Northampton 217 4%
Ludlow 177 3%
South Hadley 166 3%
Belchertown 147 3%
Amherst 138 2%
Granby 96 2%
Palmer 96 2%
Southampton 84 2%

FALL 2013 First-Time, Full-Time, Degree/Certificate Seeking Cohort

  Graduation Rate Transfer Out Rate
     
All Students 18% 17%
     
Gender    
Male 18% 18%
Female 18% 17%
     
Race/Ethnicity    
White 25% 16%
Hispanic/Latino 8% 18%
Black/African American* 5% 30%
Asian 25% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native ** **
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander NA NA
Two or More Races 14% 18%
Non-resident Alien ** **
Unknown 16% 19%
     
Financial Aid Received    
Pell Grant 12% 17%
Subsidized Stafford Loan but not Pell Grant 23% 15%
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 2017
Total Graduates (unduplicated head count) 961
Total Degrees/Certificates Awarded 989
Associate in Science 491
Associate in Arts 342
Certificate 156

 

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

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

Fall 2016 to Spring 2017 Retention Rate
 
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 77%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 57%
   
Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 Retention Rate
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 58%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 39%
   

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 728 
Full-time Faculty 128
Adjunct Faculty 321
Professional Staff 153
Support Staff 126