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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 2020

Unduplicated Headcount     4,217
Full-Time Equivalent  (FTE)     2,529
 
Full-time/Part-time Status
Full-time 35%
Part-time 65%
Gender  Overall  Full-time Part-time
 Male 33% 40% 30%
 Female 67% 60% 70%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
       
White 58% 62% 56%
Hispanic/Latino 26% 23% 28%
Black/African American* 6% 4% 7%
Asian 3% 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% <1% <1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander <1% <1% <1%
Two or More Races 3% 4% 3%
Non-Resident Alien 1% 1% 1%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 3% 3% 3%
Minority** 40% 36% 42%
       
Age      
       
<20 35% 47% 29%
20-24 33% 33% 32%
25-29 12% 8% 14%
30-44 15% 9% 18%
45+ 5% 3% 6%
       
Pell Grant Recipient*** 48% 55% 43%
       

Top 5 Enrolled Areas of Study

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

   

***  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 2020 Annual Enrollment

 
Unduplicated Headcount, credit and non-credit students 8,734
 
Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 6,424
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) 3,096
 
Non-Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 2,463
Workforce Development Course Enrollments 1,640
Personal Growth Course Enrollments 932
Basic Skills/Remedial Course Enrollments  2,050

Here are the numbers from the top 10 towns which attend HCC. These numbers reflect all students enrolled, full and part-time in Fall 2020.

  Number Percent
Springfield 663 16%
Holyoke 536 13%
Chicopee 468 11%
Westfield 347 8%
West Springfield 230 5%
Easthampton 185 4%
Northampton 177 4%
Agawam 167 4%
South Hadley 138 3%
Belchertown 132 3%

Fall 2016 First-Time, Full-Time, Degree/Certificate Seeking Cohort

  Graduation Rate Transfer Out Rate
     
All Students 22% 17%
     
Gender    
Male 21% 17%
Female 24% 18%
     
Race/Ethnicity    
White 28% 18%
Hispanic/Latino 12% 13%
Black/African American* 0% 33%
Asian 38% 8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native ** **
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander N/A N/A
Two or More Races 27% 20%
Non-resident Alien ** **
Unknown 23% 18%
     
Financial Aid Received    
Pell Grant 19% 16%
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
** Suppressed to protect student privacy

   
FY 2020
Total Graduates (unduplicated head count) 739
Total Degrees/Certificates Awarded 763
Associate in Science 420
Associate in Arts 244
Certificate 99

 

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

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

Fall 2019 to Spring 2020 Retention Rate
 
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 81%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 66%
   
Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 Retention Rate
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 57%
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 604 
Full-time Faculty 116
Adjunct Faculty 231
Professional Staff 142
Support Staff 115

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