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 2018

Unduplicated Headcount     5,206
Full-Time Equivalent  (FTE)     3,339
 
Full-time/Part-time Status
Full-time 43%
Part-time 57%
Gender  Overall  Full-time Part-time
 Male 37% 43% 32%
 Female 63% 57% 68%
       
Race/Ethnicity      
       
White 57% 58% 57%
Hispanic/Latino 26% 26% 27%
Black/African American* 6% 5% 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% 40% 41%
       
Age      
       
<20 33% 46% 23%
20-24 34% 35% 33%
25-29 12% 8% 15%
30-44 15% 8% 20%
45+ 6% 3% 9%
       
Pell Grant Recipient*** 46% 53% 40%
       

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 2016 students who received a Pell grant in AY2016-2017

   

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 2018 Annual Enrollment

 
Unduplicated Headcount, credit and non-credit students 10,749
 
Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 7,113
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) 3,620
 
Non-Credit
 
Unduplicated Headcount 3,838
Workforce Development Course Enrollments 4,252
Personal Growth Course Enrollments 1,605
 

Here are the numbers from the top 15 towns which attend HCC. These numbers reflect all students enrolled, full and part-time in Fall 2018.

  Number Percent
     
Springfield 891 17%
Holyoke 703 14%
Chicopee 596 11%
Westfield 465 9%
West Springfield 245 5%
Northampton 221 4%
Agawam 201 4%
Easthampton 192 4%
Ludlow 164 3%
Belchertown 154 3%
South Hadley 152 3%
Amherst 125 2%
East Longmeadow 92 2%
Southampton 90 2%
Palmer 85 2%

FALL 2014 First-Time, Full-Time, Degree/Certificate Seeking Cohort

  Graduation Rate Transfer Out Rate
     
All Students 23% 17%
     
Gender    
Male 21% 17%
Female 25% 17%
     
Race/Ethnicity    
White 29% 17%
Hispanic/Latino 14% 17%
Black/African American* 17% 21%
Asian 30% 13%
American Indian/Alaskan Native ** **
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander ** **
Two or More Races 23% 25%
Non-resident Alien ** **
Unknown 11% 13%
     
Financial Aid Received    
Pell Grant 19% 16%
Subsidized Stafford Loan but not Pell Grant 28% 14%
Neither Pell Grant nor subsidized Stafford Loan 30% 21%
     
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 2018
Total Graduates (unduplicated head count) 912
Total Degrees/Certificates Awarded 941
Associate in Science 476
Associate in Arts 309
Certificate 156

 

 
Top 5 Degrees/Certificates Awarded  
   
Liberal Arts & Sciences (A.A.)  
Business Administration Mass Transfer (A.S.)
Criminal Justice (A.S.)
Nursing (A.S.)
Psychology (A.A. 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 2017 to Spring 2018 Retention Rate
 
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 78%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 63%
   
Fall 2017 to Fall 2018 Retention Rate
Full-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 59%
Part-time, First-time, Degree/certificate seeking 44%
   

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